Archive for June, 2013


Realtors obtain objective opinion on ULUC

Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 12:26 am, Sun Jun 30, 2013. Realtors obtain objective opinion on ULUC By KIM COOPER/Special to The Press The Coeur d’ Alene Press | 0 comments We members of the Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors, Idaho Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors take our commitment […]

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Yuma among top places for vacation home

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, Yuma has made a national list of places that are off the beaten path but packed with promise and value. Taking […]

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Student debt flunking many first-time home buyers

WASHINGTON — They’re not yet an endangered species, but their steadily diminishing presence has some real estate analysts worried: First-time buyers are missing in action in housing markets across the country. Traditionally first-timers have accounted for around 40 percent of purchases in the resale market. But in May, according to the National Association of Realtors, […]

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News Summary: Signed home purchase contracts rise

SIGNING UP: The number of people who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes jumped 6.7 percent in May to the highest level in more than six years, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. HOME IMPROVEMENT: The increase points to healthy gains in home sales in the coming months. There is generally a one- to […]

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International Home Buying Dips in US

The volume of homes purchased by international buyers dropped 17.3 percent last year, as global economies wavered and shoppers focused on low-cost properties, according to the latest study by the National Association of Realtors. For the 12 months ending in March, total sales to international clients was $68.2 billion, down from $82.5 billion the previous […]

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Pending home sales at post-recession peak

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) — The U.S. Pending Home Sales Index rose in May to its highest level in more than six years, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. The NAR said the index that tracks contracts of intention rose 6.7 percent month-to-month to 112.3. The index is a comparison to the monthly average […]

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NAR: Existing home sales improve

Existing-home sales improved in May and remain solidly above a year ago, while the median price continued to rise by double-digit rates from a year earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 4.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted […]

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Housing Market Hits Awkward Teenager Growth Spurt

By Farren Powell NEW YORK (MainStreet)–The number of prospective home buyers signing contracts soared last month with home sales reaching its highest level in more than six years — signaling rising home prices and a road to recovery for the U.S. housing market. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator for contract signing from […]

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Pending Home Sales Jump To Six-year High In May

WASHINGTON –  Pending home sales jumped in May to reach a six-year high, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. The NAR’s pending home sales index climbed 6.7% to 112.3 in May, from a downwardly revised 105.2 (from 106.0) in April. The index was up 12.1% from May 2012 levels. The NAR said the rise […]

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Home sales jump up in May

Pending home sales climbed up, perhaps because sidelined buyers are jumping into the market before interest rates rise further, the chief economist of the National Association of Realtors said. By SoldAtTheTop, Guest blogger / June 27, 2013 Seasonally adjusted national pending home sales rose significantly from April, jumping 6.7 percent up. SoldAtTheTop Enlarge Today, the National […]

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