Archive for September, 2012


Commerce Department, Realtors Association Release Latest Reports

Waterfront Properties and Club Communities agents agree with the economic analysis of the new data that points to a mounting real-estate recovery. JUPITER, Fla. (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 New sales of existing, single-family homes came in at a respectable rate – 373,000 – in August compared to the same month in 2011, according to a […]

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Pending home sales fall

Fewer buyers signed contracts to buy homes in August compared to July, according to the latest pending home sales report by the National Association of Realtors. NAR’s Pending Home Sales index declined 2.6 percent to 99.2 in August, but it is 10.7 percent above August 2011. The decline comes after contract activity had reached its […]

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Add curb appeal to your home with new exterior trim

(ARA) – When it comes to selling your home, curb appeal means everything. And nothing makes a worse initial impression than exterior trim that is peeling, cracked, rotted or falling apart. Replacing old or damaged exterior trim is a great way to freshen up your home today and make it stand out among others tomorrow. […]

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Home Sales Contracts Slip; Mortgage Rates Fall

Enlarge Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images A home for sale and “under contract” is seen in Rockville, Md. The National Association of Realtors said its index of sales agreements dropped 2.6 percent last month. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images A home for sale and “under contract” is seen in Rockville, Md. The National Association of Realtors said […]

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Realtors® Tapping in to Social Media to Connect with Buyers/Sellers

With so many geographic locales nationwide still suffering from housing woes, Realtors® are turning to social media in greater numbers to not only help generate sales, but for branding as well. The National Association of Realtors® reports that almost half of its members are now using social media; an additional 9 percent plan to in […]

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Contracts to buy US homes fell slightly in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy previously occupied homes fell in August from a two-year high in July. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its index of sales agreements dropped 2.6 percent last month to 99.2. In July, the index rose to 101.9. That was the highest […]

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Is Your Political Donation Deductible?

It is the height of election season, and campaign spending is setting new records. As in previous cycles, most of the giving has come from individuals. Enlarge Image Reuters On the campaign trail in Virginia on Thursday: Mitt Romney, left, in Springfield. Enlarge Image Reuters President Barack Obama was also in Virginia on Thursday, campaigning […]

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Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Holds Fall Meetings in Chicago, Ill.

The Real Estate Standards Organizations (RESO) held its Fall Meetings on Sept. 5-6 at the headquarters of the National Association of Realtors (NAR®) in Chicago. Morrisville, NC (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 The Real Estate Standards Organizations (RESO) held its Fall Meetings on Sept. 5-6 at the headquarters of the National Association of Realtors (NAR®) in […]

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Realtor forum looks at workforce housing

  By FELICIA DECHTER | Columnist September 28, 2012 2:18PM Reprints Updated: September 28, 2012 4:28PM OAK PARK — The National Association of Realtors is tackling the issue of workforce housing, and how not having enough of it affects a community. The subject will be front and center at the organization’s 2012 National Forum on […]

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Realtors: Home sales decline in August

The National Association of Realtors’ national index fell 2.6 percent in August 2012 but increased 10.7 percent above the level seen in August 2011.  By SoldAtTheTop, Guest blogger / September 28, 2012 This chart shows the seasonally adjusted national pending home sales index along with the percent change on a year-over-year basis as well as the […]

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