Archive for August, 2012


July Pending Home Sales Rebound

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire -08/29/12)- Pending home sales rose in July to the highest level in over two years and remain well above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 2.4 percent to 101.7 in July from 99.3 in June and is […]

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Lincoln County Realtors Push for New Wildfire Policy

(Source: Jim Kalvelage Ruidoso News, N.M. (MCT) — The Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of Realtors has asked its cohorts in the state and the mountain west to begin a push for wildfire emergency management prevention legislation on the national level. In a resolution on wildfires, the local real estate organization stated that wildfires are a growing […]

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Contracts to buy US homes hits 2-year high in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed the most contracts to buy homes in July than at any other point in the last two years, further evidence of a housing recovery. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of sales agreements for previously occupied homes jumped 2.4 percent in July to 101.7. That’s higher […]

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Realtors’ pending home sales index shows a healthy market

By Paul J. Richards, AFP/Getty Images A home under contract in July in Rockville, Md.

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US home prices show consistent 12-month gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices are finally starting to increase consistently. A gauge of national home prices rose in June compared with the same month last year, according to the Standard Poor’s/Case Shiller index released Tuesday. The year-over-year increase was the first since September 2010, a year when housing benefited temporarily from a federal […]

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Commercial Real Estate Lags, But Some Hope for Connecticut

  The National Association of Realtors says a lack of new jobs and tight lending from the banks have kept vacancy rates of commercial building above the historical averages since 1999. “Job creation in the second quarter was about half of what we saw in the first quarter, which is moderating demand in the office […]

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Hometownstations.com-WLIO- Lima, OH News Weather SportsBusiness events scheduled for Wednesday

By The Associated Press Major business events and economic events scheduled for Wednesday: WASHINGTON – Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m. WASHINGTON – National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for July, 10 a.m. WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m. BERLIN – Germany releases its inflation figure […]

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Realtors dig in on protecting mortgage interest deduction

Protecting the mortgage interest tax deduction almost didn’t make it into the Republican Party’s platform at its Tampa convention this week. Real-estate agents breathed easier when compromise language made it in — and now vow not to let it die as Congress considers broader tax reform. Gary Thomas, the president-elect of the National Association of […]

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NAR Member Benefit Helps Realtors(R) Take Care of Their Homes

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – Aug 28, 2012) –  Realtors® help people achieve the dream of homeownership, but are often also homeowners themselves. A new offer through the REALTOR Benefits® Program will help members of the National Association of Realtors® who own homes prolong the life of their air conditioning and heating systems.  American Home Shield, a […]

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Realtors Helped to Take Care of Their Homes by Nar Member Benefit

(Source: NAR) — Realtors® help people achieve the dream of homeownership, but are often also homeowners themselves. A new offer through the REALTOR Benefits® Program will help members of the National Association of Realtors® who own homes prolong the life of their air conditioning and heating systems. American Home Shield, a long-time participant in NAR’s […]

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