Buyers pay up to 9.1% above estimated market value on a certain day and up to 5.9% above in a certain month
Privacy was buyers' top goal when searching for a home, followed by fulfilling familial needs, stability and financial investments
Prices are booming, but that isn't stopping inventory from flying on and off the market
Trade group says both sales and prices are hitting levels not seen since before the recession
Survey shows mortgage applications are up for the 4th consecutive week
Number of homes for sale down 11 percent from a year ago
Spring buying season has yet to take off
Listing now instead of in May or June can give home its 'moment in the spotlight'