Archive for October, 2012


Real Estate, Healthcare & Your 2013 Taxes – Some Surprises Waiting for You?

Champagne, funny hats, and the ball-drop in Times Square might not be the only significant events to mark the New Year in 2013. If you are a real estate investor or a home-seller, you could have a couple of surprises lurking in your federal taxes. The Medicare Tax One of those surprises found its way […]

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Real estate PAC backs Hudson

slideshow The Republican challenger for the 8th District has been endorsed by RPAC, the political arm of the National Association of REALTORS, following a strong recommendation from the North Carolina Association of REALTORS Political Action Committee. North Carolina Association of REALTORS President Lou Baldwin cited Richard Hudson’s strong grasp of issues affecting the real estate […]

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Existing Home Sales Report : Homes Selling 31% Faster

Home resales closed the third quarter with momentum. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, the September Existing Home Sales showed 4.75 million units sold on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis. The September 2012 reading marks an 11 percent increase from one year ago. Click here to get today’s mortgage rates. Existing Home Sales : Strongest […]

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Pending home sales rise modestly in September

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Pending Home Sales Show Slight Improvement

European Pressphoto Agency A house for sale in Los Angeles in September. By Sarah Portlock and Alan Zibel The number of U.S. home buyers signing contracts to purchase previously owned homes inched up slightly in September, indicating that home sales could be leveling off but are still well above last year. The National Association of […]

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Sales contracts to buy US homes rose last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose only slightly, suggesting sales may level off in the coming months after solid gains in the past year. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted index of sales agreements rose in September to a reading of 99.5. […]

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A slightly cooler market for pending sales of homes – Sarasota Herald

The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted index of sales agreements rose in September to a reading of 99.5. That is up from August’s reading of 99.2 but below a two-year high of 101.9 reached in July. Contracts are up 14.5 percent from a year ago. An index reading above 100 […]

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News Summary: Sales contracts for US homes edge up

By The Associated Press TINY INCREASE: The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted index of sales agreements rose in September to a reading of 99.5. That’s up from August’s reading of 99.2 but below a two-year high of 101.9 reached in July. BIGGER YEARLY GAIN: The small increase suggests that sales […]

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Home Resale Numbers Start Falling; REMI Comments

<!– end javascript to email the article –>  PR Web New York, NY (PRWEB) October 26, 2012 Real Estate Marketing Insider’s Mr. Nergarden commented on news from the New York Times that home resale numbers, after reaching their highest number in two years, began falling. Mr. Nergarden states that this is bad news for […]

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Dollar up on signs US economy slowly improving

NEW YORK (AP) — The dollar rose against the euro Thursday on signs that the U.S. economy is slowly improving. The Labor Department says that weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to 369,000. That’s consistent with modest hiring. The National Association of Realtors said its index of home sale agreements rose slightly […]

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