Archive for September, 2012


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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News Summary: Contracts to buy US homes fell

PENDING HOME SALES FALL: The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy previously occupied homes fell in August. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its index of sales agreements dropped to 99.2. DOWN FROM 2-YEAR HIGH: In July, the index rose to 101.9. That was the highest level since April 2010, when […]

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CD-31: Here come the Realtors, Part II – Press

Posted on | September 27, 2012 | Comments The National Association of Realtors, which dropped more than $700,000 in Super PAC support for Rep. Gary Miller before the June primary, seems to be picking up where it left off. Thursday, the NAR Congressional Fund reported a $355,000 independent expenditure for direct mail and $500 for […]

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Pending home sales dip in August due to supply shortage

BOWLING GREEN, O.H. — President Obama will head to Henderson, Nev., on Sunday for three days of debate prep behind closed doors, ABC News has learned. While he is there he will also hold one grassroots rally and likely make some unscheduled local stops in…

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North and South Carolina Realtors Invited to Annual Conference and Expo

(Source: SCR) – North and South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) joint Annual Conference and Expo, ComeTogether, was a big success with more than 700 REALTORS® from across both states in attendance. The event was held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, September 9-11. Highlights of the conference are listed below. Photos and interviews are […]

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Pending Home Sales Decline in August

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – Sep 27, 2012) –  After reaching a two-year peak, pending home sales fell in August but are at elevated levels compared with a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, declined 2.6 percent to 99.2 in August from […]

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Contracts to buy US homes fell slightly in August

WASHINGTON — 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 level […]

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Appointment to solid waste panel hung up by RTM questions

Wendy Martinenas is a National Association of Realtors “green designee” and a certified EcoBroker. She has launched a website, SnappyGreen.com, on eco-friendly, or :”green living.” And she is a member of the Green Resource Council, the CT Green Building Council, the Southwestern CT Green Building Council and Green Towns. She’s also been a member of […]

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How Real Estate Leaders are Maximizing REALTOR Benefits® Partner Solutions

What do brokers think of the partner offerings in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR’s) REALTOR Benefits® Program? We asked three REALTORS® from around the country to comment on the partners and products that are helping them succeed. zipLogix a “Win-Win Solution” at Weichert At Weichert REALTORS®, headquartered in Morris Plains, N.J., more than 50 […]

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Homebuying: Fall is the new spring

While most homebuyers and sellers recognize that spring is the traditional homebuying season, there are psychological and financial motivations that create a fall homebuying season. While the fall real estate market is not traditionally as robust as the spring market, there is a different dynamic that drives autumn sales. “We’ve observed in seasonal household buyer […]

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