Archive for September, 2013


Another fiscal cliff

Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 12:25 am, Sun Sep 29, 2013. Another fiscal cliff By KIM COOPER/Special to The Press The Coeur d’ Alene Press | 0 comments Once again we see the infighting in Congress delaying decisions on the budget that could lead to a shut down. This is increasingly becoming […]

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Pending Home Sales Dipped in August

WASHINGTON, DC Pending home sales slowed in August, with tight inventory conditions, higher interest rates, rising home prices and continuing restrictive mortgage credit impacting the market, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, eased 1.6 percent to 107.7 in August from a downwardly […]

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Housing gets a break from rising mortgage rates

WASHINGTON – Home buyers are getting a break from escalating mortgage rates, a pause that may at least temporarily support a housing market that is showing signs of cooling down. The average rate for the popular 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has climbed about 1 percentage point since early May, recently hitting the highest level in two […]

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MIAMI Association of REALTORS(R) and Tampa-Based Startup SavvyCard(R) Launch Innovative Mobile Realty Marketing Program

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via PRWEB – Randy Heffernan was ahead of the curve — way, way ahead. The successful Tampa Bay-based Realtor first set up a SavvyCard over a year ago, and since then he’s been using the mobile marketing tool to spread the word and generate referrals for his […]

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Developers renovate downtown Rockford buildings into apartments

The future of living in Rockford’s downtown looks a little more upbeat. The National Association of Realtors says more millenials, 77% of 17-35 year olds look to live in the “urban core”. According to a couple Rockford area developers, those trends prove true here as well. “We get multiple calls a day for the loft […]

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Pending home sales decrease in August

Pending home sales declined 1.6% in August, still a 5.8% increase from August of last year.  By Robert Reich, Guest blogger / September 27, 2013 Pending home sales declined with the seasonally adjusted national index falling 1.6% from July but increasing 5.8% above the level seen in August 2012. SoldAtTheTop Enlarge Yesterday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) […]

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NAR: Pending Homes Sales Dropped In August

Rising interest rates, low inventory, increasing home prices and tighter lending standards combined to result in a 1.6% decrease in mortgage contract signings in August, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports. The NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, which measures contracts but not closings, fell to 107.7 in August from a downwardly revised 109.4 in […]

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MIAMI Association of REALTORS® and Tampa-Based Startup SavvyCard …

SavvyCard MIAMI empowers MIAMI Association of REALTORS® members to easily deploy mobile-optimized mini-websites for themselves, their listings and other properties – in just a few minutes. Being able to deliver a high quality mobile website for an MLS property within minutes – and being able to share it on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook […]

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Pending Home Sales Drop 1.6% in August

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Contracts signed to purchase previously owned homes declined once again in August, as demand for homes cooled. The National Association of Realtors said its Pending Home Sales Index fell 1.6% to 107.7 in August from 109.4 in July, although the index was 5.8% above August 2012. Economists polled by Bloomberg were […]

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U.S. Pending Home Sales Fall for 3rd Month

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