Archive for April, 2014


Home sales finally thaw, but just slightly

“After a dismal winter, more buyers got an opportunity to look at homes last month and are beginning to make contract offers,” Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the Realtors. “Sales activity is expected to steadily pick up as more inventory reaches the market, and from ongoing job creation in the economy.” Regionally, sales in the […]

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Pending Home Sales Improve in March

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Apr 28, 2014) – After months of stagnant activity, pending home sales rose in March, marking the first gain in the past nine months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 3.4 percent to 97.4 from an upwardly revised […]

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US Pending Home Sales Rise 3.4% in March

WASHINGTON—A gauge of upcoming home sales ticked higher in March after eight straight months of declines, a sign the sector could be pulling out of its malaise. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted index of pending sales of existing homes rose 3.4% in March from February to 97.4. That was […]

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Top 50 Hispanic Realtors in America

After we compiled different tops focusing on top realtors in different social media networks, it was about time to make a top focusing on the 50 Spanish-speaking realtors in the US. This was a challenging task, as there are many successful Hispanic realtors in America. photo credit: Thomas Hawk via photopin cc Listed below, you’ll […]

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Realtors embrace fair housing guidelines – Springfield News

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More signs of a slowdown in housing?

The National Association of Realtors says existing home sales in March were 0.2 percent lower than February and down 7.5 percent from a year ago. Jeff Clabaugh Broadcast/Web Reporter- Washington Business Journal Email  |  Twitter Home prices may still be rising, but there is more evidence that sales are slowing. The National Association of Realtors […]

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Why existing home sales are flat but first-time homebuyers return

Starts, permits, sales, and prices as spring selling season begins (Part 4 of 5) (Continued from Part 3) Existing home sales decrease to a 4.59 million pace in March The National Association of Realtors (or NAR) reports existing home sales once a month. The seasonally adjusted number reports completed transactions in single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, […]

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Housing goes from hopeful to underwhelming as 2014 moves along

WASHINGTON — 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 favor of another ho-hum year, where home sales are flat and prices climb to make ownership less affordable. The National Association of […]

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Area Realtors advocate, give to charity

PHOTO BY BOB ZIMBEROFF MSBR at hospital From left are Carol Baker-Jones, Mid-Shore Board of Realtors board member; Blaine Williamson, MSBR president elect; Debbie Wilkens, MSBR vice president; Gwen Eskridge, MSBR president; Suzie Hayward, MSBR board member; Mike Allison, MSBR secretary; Alex Fountain, Maryland Association of Realtors Community Action and Realtor Excellence award committee member; […]

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Existing Home Sales Fall Slightly In March, To Lowest Level Since July 2012

Existing-home sales dipped just slightly in March, bringing their volume to the lowest level since July 2012, data released by the National Association of Realtors Tuesday shows. Sales of existing, or previously owned, homes fell by two tenths of 1% to a rate of 4.59 million (seasonally adjusted) in March, down from 4.6 million in […]

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