Archive for June, 2014


Alabama hospitals, national realtors groups back DeMarco in 6th District runoff

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Paul DeMarco, a candidate in the Republican runoff for Alabama’s 6th Congressional district, has received endorsements from two business groups: the Alabama Hospital Association and the National Association of Realtors. DeMarco, an Alabama state representative who represents Homewood, is running against Alabama Policy Institute Chief Development Officer Gary Palmer for the 6th […]

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U.S. housing regaining footing as supply improves

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. home resales rose more than expected in May and the stock of properties for sale was the highest in more than 1-1/2 years, suggesting that housing was pulling out of a recent slump. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales increased 4.9 percent to […]

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Seeing the Less Distressing Side of Existing Home Sales

By Joe Light CONNECT The pace of home sales is off sharply from a year ago, but strip away “distressed” sales–foreclosures and short sales–and the picture looks much brighter. Existing-home sales rose 4.9% in May to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 4.89 million, the National Association of Realtors said on Monday. That’s less than the […]

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Sales of existing homes up 4.9 percent in May

LOCAL HOME SALES DIP Chattanooga Realtors sold 9.7 percent fewer homes last month than they did a year ago as the local real estate market continued to show mixed signals as the economy recovers. The Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors said Monday that 635 residential homes sold in the Chattanooga area during May. Sales volumes […]

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Realtors, builders, bankers placing big election bets

By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch Reuters Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran raises his arm with a supporter during an election night celebration after defeating Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in a run-off election in Jackson, Mississippi June 24, 2014. The National Association of Realtors provided financial support to Cochran. WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The housing market is […]

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Realtors want more technology from brokers and MLSs

Realtors are largely happy with the technology their brokers and multiple listing services provide, but they want more of it, according to an annual survey by the National Association of Realtors. The survey, by NAR’s Center for Realtor Technology, found that nearly 1 in 4 respondents (24 percent) said they considered their MLS system an […]

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Clarksville Association of Realtors to hold 2014 Political Candidate Forum …

June 24, 2014 | Clarksville, TN – On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, the Clarksville Association of Realtors and the Clarksville Home Builders Association will be hosting a Political Candidate Forum featuring candidates running in the August 2014 State Primary and County General Election. The Political Candidate Forum will take place at the Montgomery County Civic […]

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Existing-Home Sales Heat Up in May, Inventory Levels Continue to Improve

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Jun 23, 2014) –  Existing-home sales rose strongly in May and inventory gains continued to help moderate price growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four regions of the country experienced sales gains compared to a month earlier. Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, […]

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Sales of US existing homes up 4.9 percent in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of previously owned U.S. homes posted the best monthly gain in nearly three years in May, providing hope that housing is beginning to regain momentum lost over the past year. The National Association of Realtors reported Monday that sales of existing homes increased 4.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted […]

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Sales of US existing homes jump 4.9 per cent in May, best monthly gain in nearly 3 years

WASHINGTON – Sales of previously owned U.S. homes posted the best monthly gain in nearly three years in May, providing hope that housing is beginning to regain momentum lost over the past year. The National Association of Realtors reported Monday that sales of existing homes increased 4.9 per cent last month to a seasonally adjusted […]

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