Archive for September, 2014


Existing Homes Sales Slip in August

WASHINGTON — After four consecutive months of gains, existing-home sales slipped in August as investors paying in cash retreated from the market, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales increases in the Northeast and Midwest were outweighed by declines in the South and West. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family […]

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Home Sales Fall, but Economists Are Unfazed

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The Container’s Friday Q & A: The National Association of Realtors’ Russell Riggs

By Tom Curry Posted at 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 26, 2014 0 Tweet For-Sale sign in front of a newly built house in Williston, N.D. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Hollywood studios won permission Thursday from the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones when filming movies. Next, will it be real estate agents who get […]

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Must-know: Why existing home sales fall in August

Must-know: Starts, sales, permits, and prices in August 2014 (Part 3 of 5) (Continued from Part 2) Existing home sales decrease to 5.05 million in August The National Association of Realtors (or NAR) reports existing home sales once a month. The seasonally adjusted number reports the completed transactions in single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, and co-ops. […]

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Baisden to become Virginia Association of Realtors president

Deborah Baisden, past chairwoman of the board of the Hampton Roads Realtors Association, will be installed as president of the Virginia Association of Realtors preceding the state group’s annual convention and trade expo in Virginia Beach. The installation and awards ceremony will be held 5 p.m. Oct. 7 during VAR’s fall business meeting at the […]

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Realtors are alerted on hot issues ahead for real estate

As leading advocates for homeownership in Silicon Valley, members of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors make it a point to regularly keep track of local, state and national issues that affect housing and private property rights. This month National Association of Realtors senior political representative Chris Gosselin greeted Realtors with good news and gave […]

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Realtors Score Spot at Table to Talk Drones

SPONSORED CONTENT FROM AND What’s this? By Ernie Smith / Sep 24, 2014 (iStock/Thinkstock) At a time when some of its members are using commercial drones to photograph properties, despite a current ban on the practice, the National Association of Realtors plans to work with the FAA to clarify drone rules. The demand was too […]

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NAR economist predicts booming sales – Sarasota Herald

Lawrence Yun said the baby boom influx will not be just from the U.S. states, because the phenomenon was not limited to America. “After the war, servicemen came home and started having babies,” Yun told an audience of 200 Wednesday at the annual Sarasota International Real Estate Conference. “The same thing happened all over the […]

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Existing Homes Sales Fall 1.8% in August

Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. Sales of existing homes fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. That snaps a four-month streak of gains. August sales are down from a July rate […]

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US existing home sales fall in August

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. Sales of existing homes fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. That snaps a four-month streak of gains. August sales are down from a […]

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