Archive for November, 2012


Pending home sales rise, beating expectations

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NAR, Others Weigh-In on Mortgage Interest Deduction Debate as Fiscal Cliff …

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News Summary: US pending home sales soar

By By The Associated Press HOUSING DEMAND JUMPS: The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 5.2 percent to 104.8 in October. Steady job gains and record-low mortgage rates have made home buying more attractive. HIGHEST SINCE 2007: Excluding a few months when the index spiked because […]

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US Commercial Real Estate Market Improving

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is giving a thumbs up for improved fundamentals in the U.S. commercial property market. The positive marks are predicated on the avoidance of the fiscal cliff and modest job creation that many hope will come with the recovering economy. Vacancy rates are expected to decline while build rates should […]

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Pending Home Sales Rise in October

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – Nov 29, 2012) – Pending home sales rose strongly in October with mixed regional results, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, increased 5.2 percent to 104.8 in October from an upwardly revised 99.6 in September and is 13.2 percent […]

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News Summary: Sales contracts to buy US homes jump to nearly a 6-year high …

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2012 a Big Year for Real-Estate Agent Activity, According to National Association

Homebuyers who used Realtors, including agents from Waterfront Properties and Club Communities, jumped 20 percent in a decade. Jupiter, Fla. (PRWEB) November 29, 2012 The National Association of Realtors has tracked the traits of homebuyers and homesellers this year and, in a recent report of its findings, said married couples have captured the largest share […]

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Rents expected to climb steadily, according to forecast

<!– –> Tweet – A A A + <!– –> Apartment rents will go up again next year for the fourth consecutive year as the economy improves – good news for landlords but tough on renters. Rents for apartments – which make up about half of all rental housing – will jump 4.6% nationally next […]

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Apartment rents rising in WI, nation

EAU CLAIRE, Wisc. (WEAU) – After already seeing an increase in rates this year, renters can expect to pay even more next year, according to the National Association of Realtors. The association said it expects a 4.6 percent rent increase, meaning a renter who pays $600 a month would have to pay an extra $331 […]

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Apartment rents rising in WI, nation – WEAU

EAU CLAIRE, Wisc. (WEAU) – After already seeing an increase in rates this year, renters can expect to pay even more next year, according to the National Association of Realtors. The association said it expects a 4.6 percent rent increase, meaning a renter who pays $600 a month would have to pay an extra $331 […]

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