Archive for March, 2014


A lack of first-time buyers: Pending home sales fall again

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 (or NAR). It 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 […]

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Michelle Rojas Elected Chairman of MIAMI’s YPN Council

Michelle Rojas, Chairman, YPN Council, MIAMI Association of Realtors Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) is pleased to announce Michelle Rojas, CRS, PMN, GRI, e-Pro®, SFR, TRC, CDPE, RSPS, has been elected the first chairman of MIAMI’s landmark YPN Council. The entire YPN board was recently installed at MIAMI’s […]

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Signed contracts to buy US homes down for 8 straight months; home sales slower than in 2013

The second and final leaders’ debate ahead of the April 7th Quebec election took place on Thursday evening. As expected, Liberal leader Philippe Couillard, who, …

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Realtors group promotes Perry

BEDFORD — Jessica Perry has been promoted to association executive by the Greater Manchester/Nashua Board of Realtors. Perry previously served as the communications coordinator for the past two years and will continue with those duties as well as other state and national requirements to include professional standards and the management of the office and operation […]

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How Bond ETFs Crushed Stock ETFs in the First Quarter

NEW YORK (ETF Expert) — Don’t blame weakness in home sales on weather conditions. The National Association of Realtors’ pending home sales index has fallen for eight consecutive months. In fact, you can trace the trouble directly back to when 30-year fixed mortgages pole-vaulted from 3.5% to 4.5% in the summer of 2013. The rate-sensitive […]

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Business Briefs: Pittsburgh cost-friendly for business, says study

March 27, 2014 10:10 PM Share with others: Pittsburgh cost-friendly for business, says study South Side-based medical and educational communications device manufacturer DynaVox is realigning is management and board of directors at the behest of its new owners. The company announced Wednesday that Randolph, Ma.-based private equity firm JEC Capital Partners LLC and Houston-based Fondren Management […]

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Contracts to buy US homes fell in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell for the eighth straight month in February, a sign that real estate sales will likely slow over the next few months. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index dropped 0.8 percent to 93.9. […]

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February Pending Home Sales Continue Slide

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Mar 27, 2014) –  Pending home sales declined for the eighth straight month in February, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Modest increases in the Midwest and West were offset by declines in the Northeast and South; all regions are below a year ago. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking […]

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Pending Sales of Existing Homes in U.S. Decline for Eighth Month

Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in February for an eighth straight month, a sign of further weakness in the industry. The index of pending home sales decreased 0.8 percent after a 0.2 percent drop the prior month that was previously reported as a gain, figures from the National Association of Realtors […]

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High Country Association of Realtors’ Real Estate Report: 2014 Realtor Sales …

March 26, 2014. The start of the new year continues to be busy for local Realtors, with home sales hitting a six-year high. There were 163 Realtor-assisted sales recorded in the first two months of 2014, an increase of 11 percent compared to 2013, and up 36 percent compared to 2012. That’s according to the […]

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