Archive for July, 2015


Closer to Fruition: Realtors Group Gives Grant to Fund Memorial

The Lakeland Association of Realtors was awarded a $2,000 placemaking micro grant to aid in the construction of the Global War on Terrorism Freedom Memorial, to be built in Veterans Park. According to the NAR website, placemaking grants are intended to “help plan, organize, implement and maintain projects to improve a neighborhood with small, inexpensive, […]

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Detroit area housing market among nation’s hottest

Will Hubbard and Abby Leet celebrate outside their newly purchased home in Berkley. For the second month in row, the National Association of Realtors are citing Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor as two of the 10 hottest real estate markets in the country.(Photo: Max Ortiz / The Detroit News) Sue Shoha is moving up, Abby […]

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Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors | Broward County | – The Real Deal

Median prices rose 5% in Broward and 22% in Palm Beach. The latest monthly market survey by the Realtors found that the number of Broward sales was 21 percent higher than in June 2014, and the number rose 16 percent in Palm Beach. The June survey also showed that the median sale price of a […]

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Hispanics face hurdles in access to credit, mortgages | The Charlotte Observer

They make up the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population yet Hispanics are increasingly locked out of home ownership because of tighter lending standards that rely on outdated measures of creditworthiness. Comprising more than 17 percent of the population right now and projected to double, Hispanics are a political and economic force to be […]

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NAR’s Commitment to Brokers: Hearing Your Voices, Meeting Your Needs

As the chief advocate organization supporting the real estate industry, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) serves as a vital partner with all brokers. NAR advocates on behalf of the industry, works to help brokers be successful and supports your efforts through a variety of venues and vehicles. Conferences Meetings NAR hosts a number of […]

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Homes Selling Too Fast For Buyers? Median Days On Market Hits All-Time Low.

Buy That House Before It’s Gone? This year’s housing market is shaping up to be the strongest in nearly a decade. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 5.49 million homes sold in June 2015 on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, which is the highest since 2007. Current mortgage rates, which have been low since October of […]

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Existing U.S. Home Sales Climb to Highest Level in 8 Years

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes climbed to an eight-year high in June as momentum in the residential real estate market accelerated. Closings on existing homes, which usually occur a month or two after a contract is signed, climbed 3.2 percent to a 5.49 million annualized rate, the most since February 2007, the National Association […]

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Is the rip-roaring housing industry about to falter? A hot market only goes so …

WASHINGTON — The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year. Or will it? Signs are emerging that housing’s momentum may be destined to falter in coming months. Analysts note that some of the key foundations needed to sustain […]

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Homebuilders upbeat despite June slump in new home sales | TheHill

By Vicki Needham – 07/24/15 02:55 PM EDT

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Demand for Housing Could Cool in August, Report Says – Real Time Economics …

By Laura Kusisto and Kris Hudson A sale pending sign in front of a home on Wednesday in San Anselmo, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Home prices are at all-time high, but buyers may be growing weary of record-high home prices and start pulling back on purchases later this summer, according to a new report by […]

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