Archive for July, 2013


Pending home sales pull back in June as rates rise

By Paige Gance WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes fell in June, retreating from a more than six-year high and suggesting rising mortgage rates were starting to dampen home sales. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday its Pending Homes Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, decreased 0.4 […]

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How Sex Can Predict Your Homebuying Habits

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NAR: Pending Home Sales Dipped In June

Pending home sales dipped 0.4% in June, due in part to rising interest rates, according to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index. After reaching the highest level in over six years in May, contract signings dropped to an index ranking of 110.9 in June, down from 111.3 in May. Although pending […]

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Pending Home Sales Slip in June

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Jul 29, 2013) – After reaching the highest level in over six years, pending home sales declined in June, with rising mortgage interest rates beginning to impact the market, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, edged down 0.4 percent […]

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NAR board adopts changes to keep realtor.com competitive

A look back at HousingWire’s inaugural Real Estate Expo, staged in Fort Worth, Texas, in June: Revisit the speakers, the headline moments and the buzz.

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Rising rates, shortages chill sales of U.S. homes

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The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Where Is Real Estate Going Next?

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Jeff Barnett, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. 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:Alex Perriello, President, CEO,Realogy Franchise Group, Madison, N.J.Lennox […]

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Builders Head Lower As Pending Home Sales Soften

 (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) After months of encouraging signs, the housing market is starting to lose steam. The National Association of Realtors said pending home sales, which track houses under contract, dropped 0.4% in June, after rising 6.7% in May. This comes on the heels of rising rates, with 30-year fixed mortgages averaging […]

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Coldwell Banker Real Estate Becomes First National Franchise to Endorse …

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has launched an internal campaign to its franchise network endorsing the benefits of the Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) launched by the National Association of Realtors®, including encouraging immediate adoption of the system. RPR gathers extensive national, regional and local data that allow NAR REALTOR® members the ability to access property […]

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Pending home sales fall as rate increase begins to bite

Pending home sales are a forward indicator of residential real estate sales The Pending Home Sales index is put out by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and tracks the number of home sales under contract. This tends to lead the actual home sales data by a few months. Home sales data is an indicator […]

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