5 of 5
BACKNEXT
Market reports
Homebuyers wondering what the future holds for their investment can turn to Cyberhomes for a market report. The service, which costs $9.95, provides projections for specific neighborhoods and includes 12- and 24-month price-change forecasts. It also reports the number of distressed, foreclosure and REO properties within a ZIP code and then compares that to the rest of the metro area and the state.

The report also estimates the strength of the local market and how the volume of sales will change over the next 12 months.

The site introduces an element of logic to a transaction that's often fraught with emotion. Homebuyers often act too quickly when they find houses they like, leading them to overpay.

So if the market report tells them that prices may be in for a sharp fall and more homes are coming onto the market, they may slow down and make a more informed offer. If, on the other hand, the report shows the market heating up, they may conclude that a quick offer can save them some money.

"In today's market, an understanding of the future direction of property values and inventory levels are key factors," said Jay Gaskill, president of Cyberhomes.



More galleries
Last updated June 29 2009: 3:52 PM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
2015 Mustang's asphalt-peeling power goes modern The new Ford Mustang has been upgraded and updated to compete globally - but never fear, it's still a monster. More
15 top executives with $1 salaries Some CEOs and founders agree to salaries of just $1 a year. But once goodies like bonuses and stock options are added in, some of those executives end up taking home many millions of dollars a year. More
Mercedes SL65 AMG: 621 horses of topless power Turn heads as you blow by traffic in this roadster convertible from Mercedes. More

Special Offer
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.