Archive for August, 2013


National Association of Realtors President Gary Thomas Issues Statement on …

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Pending Home Sales Index Continues to Decline

In the Run-Up to Labor Day, Some Unexpected ActivityThe Exchange Running out the line on what is normally one of the year’s quietest weeks, we are used to facing a pre-holiday …

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National Association of Realtors President Gary Thomas Issues Statement on QRM Rule

In the Run-Up to Labor Day, Some Unexpected ActivityThe Exchange Running out the line on what is normally one of the year’s quietest weeks, we are used to facing a pre-holiday …

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NAR: Pending Home Sales Squeezed by High Prices, Mortgage Rates

By Justin Loiseau More Articles August 28, 2013 Comments (0) The Pending Home Sales Index dropped 1.3% to 109.5 for July, according to a National Association of Realtors (NAR) report released today.  After dropping 0.4% in June following May’s six-year high, analysts had expected a slightly smaller 1% dip. Compared to July 2012, pending home […]

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Five years ago, Pier One Imports Inc. appeared to be on the verge of bankruptcy. But as the housing market began its revival, the 50-year-old company jumped in to supply homeowners with decor and furnishings. Housing starts hit a low of 585,000 in 2010, increased 4.5 percent in 2011 and […] Read more ›

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Recovery for median home prices

The National Association of Realtors reports that nationwide year-over-year home prices posted the highest gain in 7½ years, as a majority of metropolitan areas saw their median home prices continue their rise in the second quarter. The national group’s quarterly report indicates 142 of 163 metropolitan statistical areas showed gains based on closings in the […]

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Realtor(R) Award Finalists Selected for Commitment to Improving Communities

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Aug 27, 2013) –  Realtors® are integral to successful communities, supporting causes large and small and volunteering their time to help improve the lives of those who call those communities home. The National Association of Realtors® recognized 10 Realtors® today as finalists for REALTOR® Magazine’s 2013 Good Neighbor Awards. This year marks […]

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US commercial real estate showing steady growth, says latest NAR report

The commercial real estate market in the United States is showing moderate but steady growth, according to the latest forecast report from the National Association of Realtors. Vacancy rates generally are tightening in commercial real estate sectors with modest rent growth but Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said commercial real estate is on a more […]

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Virginia Realtors back McAuliffe for governor

Posted: Monday, August 26, 2013 4:21 pm Virginia Realtors back McAuliffe for governor BY OLYMPIA MEOLA Richmond Times-Dispatch Richmond Times-Dispatch Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe has picked up the endorsement of the Virginia Association of Realtors political action committee, the state’s largest trade association of roughly 29,000 Realtors. The committee is endorsing a Democrat for […]

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Commercial Real Estate Markets Show Steady, Moderate Growth

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Aug 26, 2013) –  Vacancy rates generally are tightening in commercial real estate sectors with modest rent growth, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.  Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said commercial real estate is on a more moderate growth path. “Office vacancies haven’t declined much because total […]

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