Real Estate Headlines 04.30.2013

Photos. People want photos. They also want detailed information about the property—all the information they’ll need to imagine themselves living there, to help them decide if the home is right for them.

What Do Home Buyers Value Most When Looking for a Home Online? ~ NAR

Buyers Driving Housing Recovery, Not Investors ~ The Street

A Look at Case-Shiller, by Metro Area ~ WSJ

The S&P Case-Shiller index of home prices in 20 major markets posted a 9.3% rise over the last 12 months. That’s up from the 8.1% rise in January. It was the biggest 12-month gain in the index since May 2006, which was just one month after the index showed record-high home prices.

Home price rise continues to pick up speed ~ CNN Money

Down Payment Rules Are at Heart of Mortgage Debate ~ NY Times

CoreLogic scoops up Case-Shiller ~ Housing Wire

FDIC sues executives of failed Lynnwood bank ~ Everett Herald