Archive for March, 2013


Signed contracts to buy US homes dips slightly

by The Associated Press Published: March 27, 2013 Tags: contracts, home sales, housing market, National Association of Realtors, pending homes sales 1:15 pm Wed, March 27, 2013 Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, but the level stayed close to a nearly three-year high. The report suggests sales of previously occupied homes will […]

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Measure of signed contracts to buy US homes dips only slightly from nearly 3-year high

WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, but the level stayed close to a nearly three-year high. The report suggests sales of previously occupied homes will keep rising in the coming months. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted index for pending home sales dipped to 104.8 […]

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Tight inventory slows US pending home sales: NAR

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Reid & Hines Real Estate of Cambridge adds two new sales associates to the team

John Reid and Rusty Hines, owners of Reid Hines Real Estate, have announced the addition of two new sales associates to their team of real estate professionals. Amanda Brown completed her real estate education with Hondros College. She is a member of the Cambridge Board of Realtors, The National Association of Realtors and the Ohio […]

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Pending Home Sales Slip on Constrained Inventory

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – Mar 27, 2013) – February pending home sales flattened with limited buyer choices, but remained at the second highest level in nearly three years, according to the National Association of Realtors(R).  The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, slipped 0.4 percent to 104.8 in February from a […]

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Pending home sales slip in February

Pending home sales slip in February Published Date WASHINGTON — February pending home sales flattened with limited buyer choices, but remained at the second highest level in nearly three years, according to the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, slipped 0.4 percent to 104.8 in […]

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Lean inventories hold back pending home sales

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes fell in February, held back by a shortage of properties, but there is little to suggest that the housing market‘s recovery is stalling. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) on Wednesday said its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last […]

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Even Realtors Have a Startup Accelerator

Unlike the software or pharmaceutical industries, the real estate business isn’t known for producing innovative technology. So what’s the National Association of Realtors doing launching a startup accelerator? Then again, who isn’t launching a startup accelerator these days? The 1.2 million-member trade group is perhaps best known for its monthly reports on the state of […]

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Real Estate Market Trends: Tight Supply Limits Contracts

A tight inventory of available homes constrained contract activity in the month of February, according to real estate market trends reported today by the National Association of Realtors. The association’s Pending Home Sales Index, which tracks housing contracts signed but not completed, fell 0.4 percent to 104.8 from January to February. Contracts are typically completed […]

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Coaching and Training: Tips for Investing Wisely

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS®. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. Moderator:Jeff Barnett, Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations, NAR Participants:Robert Bailey, Co-broker/Owner, Bailey Properties, Santa Cruz, Calif.Jason Waugh, President/CEO, Prudential Northwest Properties, Portland, Ore.Richard Haase, President, Latter […]

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