Single-family home prices beat analyst expectations in January.
Rising prices lifted millions of homeowners out of negative equity in 2013.
Last year, Virginia Beach, Va., saw a 141 percent increase in home flipping compared with 2012.
The housing recovery proves its staying power in 2013.
Buyers don’t seem fazed by higher mortgage rates as home sales surge.
California saw the biggest decline in signed home contracts, while the Northeast gained.
In a market with tight inventory, California homes are selling the fastest.
Home values keep rising, but experts say we’re due for a slowdown.
As buyers pull back, look for a trickle-down effect on home remodeling projects.
A new trend allows prospective buyers to spend time alone “test driving” a home’s features.