Archive for April, 2014


Piedmont CA Real Estate Agent Broker Anian Tunney Comments on 2013 Vacation and Investment Property Purchases

Piedmont, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 In early April, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) released the results of their 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey(1). This annual survey shows that the purchase of vacation homes increased by almost 30% from 2012 to 2013 while the purchase of investment properties fell by 8.5% over […]

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Realtor building project scrapped

Fans of the Billy Goat Tavern no longer have to worry about where to get their fix of cheeseburgers and chips. The National Association of Realtors  confirmed Tuesday it has scrapped a plan to raze its existing headquarters building on North Michigan Avenue and redevelop the block, a project that would have at least temporarily […]

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Redevelopment that would have displaced Billy Goat scrapped

Fans of the Billy Goat Tavern no longer have to worry about where to get their fix of cheeseburgers and chips. The National Association of Realtors  confirmed Tuesday it has scrapped a plan to raze its existing headquarters building on North Michigan Avenue and redevelop the block, a project that would have at least temporarily […]

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Major redevelopment that would have displaced Billy Goat Tavern is scrapped

Fans of the Billy Goat Tavern no longer have to worry about where to get their fix of cheeseburgers and chips. The National Association of Realtors  confirmed Tuesday it has scrapped a plan to raze its existing headquarters building on North Michigan Avenue and redevelop the block, a project that would have at least temporarily […]

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Realtors scrap big redevelopment plan on Mag Mile

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Why did pending home sales rebound after a slow start to 2014?

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 (the 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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Housing

A spate of new economic reports shows that a speedier recovery of the housing market does not appear in the cards this year. Housing experts are dialing back rosier projections in favour of another ho-hum year, where home sales are flat and prices climb to make ownership less affordable. The National Association of Realtors last […]

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Pending home sales are critical for Lowe’s and similar retailers

Why this might be 2014’s most pivotal week for financial releases (Part 3 of 7) (Continued from Part 2) The Pending Home Sales Index (or PHSI) The Pending Home Sales Index (or PHSI) is issued by the National Association of Realtors. The PHSI reading for March will be released on Monday, April 28. The Pending […]

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Pending home sales up for first time in nine months

The “under contract” sign became more common in March as winter’s end encouraged more home buyers to check out the market. Kent Hoover Washington Bureau Chief Email  |  Twitter  |  Google Good news on housing — pending sales of existing homes rose in March for the first time in nine months. The National Association of […]

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Pending Home Sales Rise For First Time In Nine Months

WASHINGTON –  A gauge of pending home sales rose 3.4% in March – the first gain in nine months – signaling that sales of existing homes may pick up, the National Association of Realtors reported Monday. The index of pending home sales hit 97.4 in March — the highest reading since November — compared with […]

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