Archive for November, 2014


Existing Home Sales Rise While Inventory Remains Tight

Critical Builder Releases: Housing Starts, Sales Permits, and Prices (Part 3 of 5) (Continued from Part 2) Existing home sales decrease to 5.26 million in October 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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Pending Home Sales Slow in October but Remain Higher Than a Year Ago

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Nov 26, 2014) –  Pending home sales declined in October but remained at a healthy level of activity and are above year-over-year levels for the second straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 1.1 percent to 104.1 […]

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Pending Home Sales Drop in October

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Wednesday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes in October. The pending home sales index slipped 1.1% from an upwardly revised index reading of 105.3 in September to the October reading of 104.1. That’s 2.2% higher than in October 2013 when the index reading was 101.9. […]

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Best Benefit Ever: Helping Realtors Optimize Their Online Presence

SPONSORED CONTENT FROM AND What’s this? By Julia Haskins / Nov 25, 2014 (Fuse/ThinkStock) The National Association of Realtors is giving members web tools to boost their .realtor domains. What’s the benefit? Only three months after its announcement that members are eligible for personalized top-level domains, the National Association of Realtors is expanding its digital […]

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Global Doldrums Could Reach US in 2015: NAR

Yun: Q3 shows that Q2 “wasn’t an anomaly.” WASHINGTON, DCA slowdown in economic growth globally isnt breaking the stride of the US economy or commercial real estate, the National Association of Realtors said Monday, predicting that the momentum will carry forth into the new year. However, NARs quarterly forecast hints at a potential drag on […]

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National Association of Professional Women Announces Katie Kuo Hwa Kao, Licensed Real Estate Sales Person at Keller …

Garden City, NY (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 NAPW honors Katie Kuo Hwa Kao as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Kao is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in real estate. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association […]

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C.A.R. Applauds FHFA for Keeping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conforming Loan Limits Unchanged

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) announcement to keep the 2015 maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at $417,000 on one-unit properties in most areas and a cap of $625,500 in […]

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Positive Growth in Home Sales Presents Investment Opportunities for Self-Directed Solo 401k Plan Holders

Sense Financial Logo While many investors are still wary after the economic crisis back in 2008, many sees this a good opportunity to capitalize on low price purchases and expect the prices to rise in the future. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 The National Association of Realtors published the latest existing home sale […]

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Briefs: Realtor of the Year elected in Snohomish County

Everett agent elected Realtor of the Year Debbie Matteson was elected by her peers as the 2014 Realtor of the Year for the Snohomish County-Camano Association of Realtors. The award is based on the outstanding contributions of a real estate agent to the local, state and national real estate associations. Matteson has been a real […]

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Commercial Real Estate Demand Is Holding Steady Despite Overseas Concerns

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Nov 24, 2014) – Despite a slowing global economy, forward economic momentum in the U.S. should keep commercial real estate activity on firmer footing, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says commercial activity should progress at a gradual pace heading into […]

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