Archive for July, 2013


Pending home sale contracts slide slightly

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — The U.S. Pending Home Sales Index slipped slightly off of a six-year peak in June, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. The NAR said the index that tracks contracts of intention slipped 0.4 percent month-to-month to 110.9. The index is a comparison to the monthly average for 2001, its […]

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Pending Home Sales Dip as Buyers Feel Rate Impact

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Rising mortgage rates are beginning to impact the market for existing home sales. The National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales Index declined 0.4% in June to 110.9 from a downwardly revised 111.3 reading in May. Economists polled by Bloomberg expected the index to decline by 1.4% from the original estimate […]

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Pending sales of US homes slip from 6-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes dipped in June from a six-year high in May, a sign that sales could stabilize over the next few months. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted index for pending home sales ticked down 0.4 percent to 110.9 […]

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MIAMI Association of Realtors Reports Single-Family Home Sales, Prices Surge … – Virtual

Increased demand for single-family homes in Miami-Dade County continued in June amid very tight supply that is fueling double-digit price appreciation, according to the 29,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Increased demand for single-family homes in Miami-Dade County continued in June amid […]

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June Pending Home Sales Index Slips

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Rising mortgage rates lead to drop in pending home sales

Pending home sales dropped from May to June, but they’re still well ahead of last year’s pace. Kent Hoover Washington Bureau Chief Email  | Twitter  | Google Pending home sales dropped in June thanks to rising mortgage rates, according to the National Association of Realtors. The organization’s Pending Home Sales Index, which is based on contract signings, […]

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NAR: Home Sales Dipped Slightly In June, But Up Overall

Although home sales dipped slightly in June, due mainly to the increase in mortgage interest rates, they remained above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) existing-home sales data. Total existing-home sales – completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – decreased by 1.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual […]

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On the House: Recovery is here, housing center says

Although a lot of the experts will likely offer evidence to dispute this, the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University says, “The long-awaited housing recovery took hold in 2012.” From what real estate agents have told me, 2012 wasn’t as bad as 2011, so I suppose that’s evidence of something. Indeed, the center […]

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In Historic Vote, NAR Resoundingly Approves Amendments to realtor.com …

The Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors® made history this week in a resounding vote to approve changes to its operating agreement that allow realtor.com® to publish listings from sources beyond those provided by Realtors®, such as additional new homes and rental properties. Providing more flexibility to compete more effectively in an […]

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Debut Generational Study Helps Realtor Group Better Serve Members

By Rob Stott / Jul 24, 2013 (iStockphoto/Thinkstock) Surveys tracking generational trends are all the rage right now. The National Association of Realtors is the latest group to attempt to solve the millennial mystery within its industry. How hot are generational studies right now? They’ve dominated the top-read-articles lists over the past few months on […]

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