Archive for January, 2014


Realtors(R) Optimistic as Senate Moves to Consider Flood Insurance Rate Relief Bill

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Jan 27, 2014) – The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown: “Realtors® applaud the Senate for moving to consider and debate the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, S. 1926, sponsored by Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. This critical legislation will help the millions […]

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Sales of Existing Homes Reaches 7-Year High

Sales of existing U.S. homes rose in December, pushing sales for 2013 to the highest level in seven years, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. Home sales rose 1 percent November to December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.87 million in December, the trade group said. November’s annual rate was adjusted lower […]

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Sales of existing homes in 2013 hit 7-year high despite slowdown

WASHINGTON – Sales of existing U.S. homes edged up slightly in December, helping to lift sales for the year to the highest level in seven years. Sales increased to an annual rate of 4.87 million units last month, up 1 percent from the November sales pace, the National Association of Realtors reported Thursday. Both months […]

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US home sales edged up 1 percent in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of existing U.S. homes edged up slightly in December, helping to lift sales for the year to the highest level in seven years. Sales increased to an annual rate of 4.87 million units last month, up 1 percent from the November sales pace, the National Association of Realtors reported Thursday. Both […]

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2013 home sales best since 2006

The Toledo Board of Realtors said there were 7,214 sales of existing homes recorded in 2013, up 6 percent from 2012.THE BLADE Enlarge | Buy This Photo WASHINGTON — Sales of existing U.S. homes edged up slightly in December, helping to lift sales for the year to the highest level in seven years. Sales increased […]

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Home sales: Best year since 2006

The report from the National Association of Realtors showed that there were 5.1 million previously owned homes sold in the year, up 9.2% from 2012 and up nearly 20% from 2011. December sales were up slightly from November, the first month-over-month rise in the reading since July. Mortgage rates have been rising steadily since hitting […]

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U.S. existing home sales edge higher in December

WASHINGTON — Reuters Published Thursday, Jan. 23 2014, 10:06 AM EST Last updated Thursday, Jan. 23 2014, 11:42 AM EST

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Real Estate Corner Survey says people prefer pedestrian-friendly communities

For Americans, it’s all about the neighborhoods. Americans made two things very clear in the latest biennial Community Preference Survey by the National Association of Realtors: They want to live in walkable neighborhoods, and they care more about neighborhood than house size when deciding where to live. Given the focus on neighborhood, the question becomes […]

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Sales of existing homes hits seven year high

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) — Sales of existing U.S. homes rose in December, pushing sales for 2013 to the highest level in seven years, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. Home sales rose 1 percent November to December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.87 million in December, the trade group said. November’s […]

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Sales of Previously Owned Homes in U.S. Rose 1% in December

Sales of previously owned homes climbed in December for the first time in five months, capping the best year since 2006 and indicating the real-estate market is starting to adjust to higher borrowing costs. Purchases rose 1 percent to a 4.87 million annual pace, the National Association of Realtors reported today in Washington. Other reports […]

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