Archive for July, 2012


First-time buyers slipping as share of home sales: real estate roundup

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US home sales drop 5.4 pct., fewest since October

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought fewer homes in June than May, indicating the weak economy could make a modest housing recovery choppy. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of previously occupied homes fell 5.4 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.37 million homes. That’s the fewest since October. […]

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Realtors’ Association New Mexico conference set for Marriott Uptown

Clarke Steve Ginsberg Reporter- New Mexico Business Weekly Email Several hundred realtors from around the state will come to Albuquerque for the Realtors’ Association of New Mexico annual fall conference Sept. 12-14. The event will be held at the Marriott in Uptown. The opening keynote speaker is Leigh Brown, a top-producing Realtor from Charlotte, N.C. […]

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Quebec Federation of Real Estate Boards plans to separate from Canadian Real Estate Association

A provincial body representing Quebec’s real estate boards says it will separate from its Canadian affiliate, effective 2013 – and there doesn’t appear to be any plan for negotiations. On Thursday, the Quebec Federation of Real Estate Boards told brokers it would be ending its membership with the Canadian Real Estate Association as of Dec. […]

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InvestorPlace.com Highlights Most Affordable and Expensive Housing Markets in the U.S.

InvestorPlace.com editor Jeff Reeves breaks down the cheapest, most expensive and most volatile housing markets in the country, complete with year-over-year price change and median price statistics for each market. Rockville, Md. (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 Using data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) through the first quarter of 2012, InvestorPlace.com editor Jeff Reeves […]

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Realtors are encouraged by the rise in housing production

Realtors welcomed recent news of a nationwide increase in housing production and rise in builder confidence. These are additional indicators that the market is improving, according to the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors. The National Association of Home Builders said recently released data showed nationwide housing production rose by 6.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted […]

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Realtors’ Association New Mexico conference set for Marriott Uptown

Clarke Steve Ginsberg Reporter- New Mexico Business Weekly Email Several hundred realtors from around the state will come to Albuquerque for the Realtors’ Association of New Mexico annual fall conference Sept. 12-14. The event will be held at the Marriott in Uptown. The opening keynote speaker is Leigh Brown, a top-producing Realtor from Charlotte, N.C. […]

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Realtors support national 'Fast Help' bill

The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors joins its counterparts at the state and national level in supporting the passage of the Fast Help For Homeowners Act. The proposed legislation, introduced by U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton), would help speed up the short sale approval process by requiring subordinate lien holders to respond to short sale […]

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Realtors support national ‘Fast Help’ bill

The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors joins its counterparts at the state and national level in supporting the passage of the Fast Help For Homeowners Act. The proposed legislation, introduced by U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton), would help speed up the short sale approval process by requiring subordinate lien holders to respond to short sale […]

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China’s Gift to U.S. Homeowners

They are increasingly rich, hungry for the good things this country has to offer, buying high-end homes, and don’t mind paying huge amounts of cash upfront to get them without going into debt. If you don’t think this reads like a typical American story today, you’re right—these new homeowners are Chinese living in the U.S. […]

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