Archive for February, 2013


News Summary: US pending home sales rise 4.5 pct.

MORE CONTRACTS: A measure of the number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose in January from December to the highest level in more than 2 1/2 years. The National Association of Realtors said its seasonally adjusted index for pending home sales rose 4.5 percent. MORE SALES: There is generally a one- to […]

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One Year In, Realtor® University’s Graduate Real Estate Program Thrives

CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – Feb 27, 2013) – Today marks the one-year anniversary of Realtor® University’s Master of Real Estate degree program. The National Association of Realtors® created Realtor® University to help Realtors® bring value to home buyers, sellers and investors. With 50 active students, the program is now one of the largest graduate real estate […]

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January Pending Home Sales Up in All Regions

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – Feb 27, 2013) – Pending home sales rose in January, and have been above year-ago levels for the past 21 months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. There were healthy monthly gains in all regions but the West, which is constrained by limited inventory but was slightly improved. The Pending Home […]

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Pending US home sales rise to highest level since 2010 suggesting increase …

By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 15:07 EST, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:07 EST, 27 February 2013 The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose in January from December to the highest level in more than two and a half years according to the National Association of Realtors. The increase suggests sales […]

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One Year In, Realtor(R) University's Graduate Real Estate Program Thrives

CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – Feb 27, 2013) – Today marks the one-year anniversary of Realtor® University’s Master of Real Estate degree program. The National Association of Realtors® created Realtor® University to help Realtors® bring value to home buyers, sellers and investors. With 50 active students, the program is now one of the largest graduate real estate […]

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Steven Calcagni Appointed as National Association of REALTORS® Federal …

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently appointed Steven Calcagni, Broker and President of Calcagni Associates Real Estate, as a Federal Political Coordinator (FPC) for Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT 5th Congressional District). In this vital role, Steven will work closely with Esty and her staff to educate them on NAR’s positions related to issues that […]

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Realtors association presents awards

By Sandra Baker sabaker@star-telegram.com Sue Sistrunk, a real estate agent and owner of Re/Max Associates No. 1 in Burleson, has been named the 2012 Realtor of the Year by the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors. The award is based on outstanding service to the Realtors association and the person’s level of involvement with civic […]

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January Existing-Home Sales Edge Up Slightly

WASHINGTON — Existing-home sales edged up in January, while a seller’s market is developing and home prices continue to rise steadily above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales rose in every region but the West, which is the region most constrained by limited inventory. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions […]

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5 Warm-Weather Cities With the Hottest Housing Markets

By Jerry Kronenberg Sick of the cold and snow that’s been slamming cities from Sacramento, Calif., to Portland, Maine, recently? Maybe it’s time to consider moving to a warmer locale. “Whether they’re from Chicago, Toronto, New York or Boston, lots of people move to South Florida for our warmth,” says Andrew Barbar, a Keller Williams […]

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New Home Sales Highest in 5 Years..But

Last week, The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales were up just 0.4% with inventories being reported as the reason for a lower than expected reading.  In fact, inventories across the U.S. fell 4.9%, or 25% year-on-year, to 1.74 million, which was the lowest since Dec. 1999. It seems that those lower inventories, […]

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