Archive for September, 2014


Why pending home sales fell 1 percent in August

Fewer listings and an exodus of investors weakened home sales in August. The number of signed contracts to buy existing homes fell 1 percent in August compared to July and is down 2.2 percent from August of 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors. Analysts had been expecting these so-called pending home sales, a […]

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Fewer signed contracts point to weak home sales over next few months

By Josh Boak, The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 1 per cent over the past month to 104.7. […]

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US pending home sales slow a tick from July boom

US pending home sales slowed a bit in August after July’s strong pace, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. The pending home sales index dipped 1.0 percent to 104.7 in August, after reaching a revised 105.8 in July, the highest level since August 2013, NAR said. The index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract […]

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Case of missing AR woman has realtors taking extra precautions

The woman’s body was found in the early hours of Tuesday.

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MLSs, Realtor associations have critical role to play in safeguarding members

The disappearance of Realtor Beverly Carter in Little Rock has heightened my concerns about Realtor safety. My wife, Kayelin, is in her 11th year of real estate sales. We have a precious 2-year-old son, Houston Travis Wright. If anything ever happened to Kayelin, it would be unbearable for Houston and me. Shadowy figure image via […]

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Contracts to buy US homes slide in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 1 percent over the past month to 104.7. Higher prices and weak wage growth […]

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Pending Home Sales Fall Slightly in August

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Sep 29, 2014) – Pending home sales slowed modestly in August but contract signings remain at their second-highest level over the past year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions experienced declines except for the West, which rose for the fourth consecutive month. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a […]

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Pending Home Sales Slowed by Lack of Investors

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Monday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes in August. The pending home sales index slipped 1% from an index reading of 105.8 in July to the August reading of 104.7. That is 2.2% lower than in August 2013, when the index reading was 107.1. The […]

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National news bodes well

Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 12:51 am, Sun Sep 28, 2014. National news bodes well By KIM COOPER/Special to The Press The Coeur d’ Alene Press | 0 comments It is rare that we put much stock in what happens nationally with real estate. We choose instead to focus on local activity […]

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National news bodes well

Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 12:51 am, Sun Sep 28, 2014. National news bodes well By KIM COOPER/Special to The Press The Coeur d’ Alene Press | 0 comments It is rare that we put much stock in what happens nationally with real estate. We choose instead to focus on local activity […]

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