Archive for May, 2013


ERA Real Estate Reveals Under the Radar Vacation Markets

MADISON, NJ–(Marketwired – May 30, 2013) – The summer season has started and what better time to check out some “under the radar” vacation markets. With the National Association of Realtors reporting that vacation home buyer activity is on the rise, ERA Real Estate presents some places that are off the beaten path but packed with […]

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Dispenza awarded by County Board of Realtors

Bonita M. Saletta, Broker/President of Midtown Realty, Fredonia, is proud to announce that for the eighth consecutive year, Lou Dispenza, licensed real estate agent with Midtown, has been awarded top honors by the Chautauqua County Board of Realtors. At its annual general membership meeting held recently at Moon Brook Country Club in Jamestown, Dispenza was […]

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Pending home sales hit three-year high

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose to their highest level in three years in April, but a shortage of properties for sale could slow down the momentum. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, rose 0.3 percent to […]

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Housing’s up, what about the economy?

<!– –> Tweet – A A A + KARE 11 <!– –> GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – The housing market is getting stronger. A National Association of Realtors survey shows pending home sales are up from last month at a three-year high. Experts predict the sales price of existing homes to climb eight percent this year. […]

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Pending Home Sales Edge Up in April

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – May 30, 2013) – Pending home sales improved slightly in April and continue to be well above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Gains in the Northeast and Midwest were offset largely by declines in the West and South. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on […]

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Pending home sales index hits highest level in three years

The low inventory of homes available on the residential market has stunted sales and pushed up prices, a combination reflected in a pending home sales report released Thursday. Damon Scott Reporter- Albuquerque Business First Email The low inventory of homes available on the residential market has stunted sales and pushed up prices, a combination reflected […]

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REALTORS® Report Positive Trends in Commercial Market with Increases in Income, Transactions

REALTORS® who practice commercial real estate have reported an increase in annual gross income for the third year in a row, signaling the market is on the road to recovery. According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2013 Commercial Member Profile, transactions and sales volume have also increased since last year. The study shows median […]

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National Association of Realtors to release data on pending home sales

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – U.S. stocks were set to open little changed Thursday, shrugging off a big drop in Japan and swings in European markets. U.S. stock futures were mixed. Asian markets ended with losses across the board. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei index took a 5.2% plunge Thursday. It is now more than 10% off its […]

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Manatee County house sells in 17 minutes. The market’s that hot.

MANATEE — A recent home sale that has to be one for the records in Manatee County is a sign of just how hot the Florida housing market is again. “We had a property on the market for about 17 minutes before it had an offer,” said Deanna Atkinson, president of the Manatee Association of […]

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Commercial Real Estate Fundamentals Improving, Lending Tight for Small Business

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – May 28, 2013) – With vacancy rates modestly falling and rents moderately rising in commercial real estate sectors, market fundamentals have improved, but financing remains a challenge for small business, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.  Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the market is showing […]

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