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Pending Home Sales Stall in December

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 01/29/15 -- Despite interest rates being at their lowest level of 2014, pending home sales cooled in December but remained above year-over-year levels for the fourth consecutive month, according to the . All major regions experienced declines in December.The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 3.7 percent to 100.7 in December from a slightly downwardly revised 104.6 in November but is 6.1 percent above December 2013 (94.9). Des ...


29.01.2015

Existing-Home Sales Rebound in December, 2014 Total Sales Finish 3 Percent Below 2013

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 01/23/15 -- Despite low inventory conditions, existing-home sales bounced back in December and climbed above an annual pace of 5 million sales for the sixth time in seven months, according to the . Median home prices for 2014 rose to their highest level since 2007, but total sales fell 3.1 percent from 2013.Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted ...


23.01.2015

Stronger Economy, Solid Job Growth Expected to Boost Home Sales in 2015 [Video & Infographic]

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 01/07/15 -- Existing-home sales are forecasted to rise about 7 percent in 2015 behind a strengthening economy, solid job gains and a healthy increase in home prices, according to National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist in a newly-released video on his 2015 housing market expectations.In the , Yun discusses his expectations for the U.S. economy and housing market in 2015 and points to the expanding economy, continued growth in the labor market and ho ...


07.01.2015

Existing-Home Sales Lose Momentum in November as Inventory Slightly Tightens

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 12/22/14 -- After hitting their highest level of the year, existing-home sales slid in November as housing supply showed some tightening, according to the . All major regions experienced a decline in sales compared to a month earlier.Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, fell 6.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.93 million in November from a downwardly-revised 5.25 mi ...


22.12.2014

NAR Identifies Top Metro Areas Poised for Uptick in Baby Boomer Home Sales

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 12/10/14 -- Metro areas with a lower cost of living and sunnier weather are poised to see an increased number of baby boomers moving in and buying a home as some delay retirement and remain participants in the labor market, according to new research by the .NAR analyzed current population trends, housing affordability and local economic conditions in metropolitan statistical areas(1) across the U.S. to determine to see a boost in sales from leading-edge baby ...


10.12.2014

Pending Home Sales Slow in October but Remain Higher Than a Year Ago

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 11/26/14 -- 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 .The ,(*) a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 1.1 percent to 104.1 in October from an upwardly-revised 105.3 in September, but is 2.2 percent higher than October 2013 (101.9). The index is above 100 -- considered an average level of contract activity -- f ...


26.11.2014

Commercial Real Estate Demand Is Holding Steady Despite Overseas Concerns

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 11/24/14 -- 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 ., NAR chief economist, says commercial activity should progress at a gradual pace heading into 2015. "Solid economic growth in the third quarter proved that the second quarter wasn''t an anomaly, as business spending increased, commercial c ...


24.11.2014

Existing-Home Sales Rise in October, First Year-Over-Year Increase Since October 2013

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 11/20/14 -- Existing-home sales rose in October for the second straight month and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in a year, according to the .Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.26 million in October from an upwardly-revised 5.18 million in September. Sales are at their highest annual pace since Septem ...


20.11.2014

Home-Price Gains Hold Steady in Majority of Metro Areas in Third Quarter

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/06/14 -- Home prices showed continued growth in a majority of metropolitan areas in the third quarter, but all four major regions saw increases at or below 5 percent from a year ago, according to the by the .The median existing single-family home price increased in 73 percent of measured markets, with 125 out of 172 metropolitan statistical areas(1) (MSAs) showing gains based on closings in the third quarter compared with the third quarter of 2013. Forty- ...


06.11.2014

NAR Annual Survey Reveals Notable Decline in First-Time Buyers

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 11/03/14 -- Despite an improving job market and low interest rates, the share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades and is preventing a healthier housing market from reaching its full potential, according to an annual survey released today by the . The survey additionally found that an overwhelming majority of buyers search for homes online and then purchase their home through a real estate agent.The 2014 National Association of ...


03.11.2014

Pending Home Sales Hold Steady in September

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 10/27/14 -- Pending home sales rose slightly in September and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in 11 months, according to the .The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, inched 0.3 percent to 105.0 in September from 104.7 in August, and is now 1.0 percent higher than September 2013 (104.0). The index is above 100 for the fifth consecutive month and is at the second-highest level since last August., NAR chief economist, ...


27.10.2014

Existing-Home Sales Slightly Lose Momentum in August as Investor Activity Declines

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 09/22/14 -- After four consecutive months of gains, existing-home sales slipped in August as investors paying in cash retreated from the market, according to the . Sales increases in the Northeast and Midwest were outweighed by declines in the South and West.Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, decreased 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million in August from a ...


22.09.2014

October Pending Home Sales Down Again, but Expected to Level Out

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 11/25/13 -- Although conditions were mixed across the country, pending home sales continued to move lower in October, marking the fifth consecutive monthly decline, according to the .The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, slipped 0.6 percent to 102.1 in October from an upwardly revised 102.7 in September, and is 1.6 percent below October 2012 when it was 103.8. The index is at the lowest level since December 2012 when it was 101.3; the ...


25.11.2013

Modest Growth Seen in Commercial Real Estate Markets

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 11/22/13 -- Commercial real estate leasing patterns are showing steady but modest growth, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly ., NAR chief economist, projects only modest changes in the coming year. "Jobs are the key driver for commercial real estate, and the accumulation of 7 million net new jobs from the low point a few years ago is steadily showing up as demand for leasing and purchases of properties," he said. "But t ...


22.11.2013

October Existing-Home Sales Cool but Low Inventory Drives Prices

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 11/20/13 -- Existing-home sales declined for the second consecutive month in October, while constrained inventory means home prices continue to see double-digit year-over-year gains, according to the .Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, fell 3.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.12 million in October from 5.29 million in September, but are 6.0 percent higher than the ...


20.11.2013

NAR Data Show Realtor(R) Education Level Closely Tied to Income

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/09/13 -- There is a significant relationship between Realtors®' educational attainment and their income level, according to panelists at today's "Learn. Live. Lead. Lifelong Learning and Real Estate Success" forum during the .During the session, academics discussed the role that lifelong learning plays in the success of real estate professionals. National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said that continuing educa ...


09.11.2013

Commercial Market Recovery Remains Uneven

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/08/13 -- After several years of slow-moving growth the commercial real estate market is in a recovery mode as transaction volume increased 27 percent over a year ago and prices display solid gains, said National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun during a commercial real estate forum at the in San Francisco today.While the overall commercial sector appears to be improving, Yun said this isn't the case in all parts of the market. ...


09.11.2013

Home Sales to Hold Steady in 2014, but Prices Will Continue to Rise

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/08/13 -- Existing-home sales are expected to retain the healthy gains seen this year, while prices will stay on an uptrend in 2014, according to a forecast presentation at a residential forum during the ., chief economist of the National Association of Realtors®, said existing-home sales have shown a 20 percent cumulative increase over the past two years, while prices have gained 18 percent, but incomes have risen only 2 to 4 percent in the same timefram ...


08.11.2013

Most Metro Areas Show Strong Annual Home-Price Growth

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 11/06/13 -- The majority of metropolitan areas in the third quarter experienced robust year-over-year price gains, with the national median price showing the strongest annual growth in nearly eight years, according to the by the .The median existing single-family home price increased in 88 percent of measured markets, with 144 out of 163 metropolitan statistical areas(1) (MSAs) showing gains based on closings in the third quarter compared with the third quart ...


06.11.2013

Home Buyers and Sellers Survey Shows Lingering Impact of Tight Credit

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/13 -- Although the housing market has shown a healthy recovery over the past two years, unnecessarily restrictive mortgage lending standards are preventing some financially qualified buyers from reaching their dreams, especially singles and first-time buyers, according to an annual study released today.The 2013 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers continues a long-running series of large national NAR surveys evaluating the ...


04.11.2013

Pending Home Sales Continue Slide in September

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 10/28/13 -- Pending home sales declined for the fourth consecutive month in September, as higher mortgage interest rates and higher home prices curbed buying power, according to the .The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, fell 5.6 percent to 101.6 in September from a downwardly revised 107.6 in August, and is 1.2 percent below September 2012 when it was 102.8. The index is at the lowest level since December 2012 when it was 101.3; the d ...


28.10.2013

Existing-Home Sales Down in September but Prices Rise

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 10/21/13 -- After hitting the highest level in nearly four years, existing-home sales declined in September, but limited inventory conditions continued to pressure home prices in much of the country, according to the .Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, declined 1.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.29 million in September from a downwardly revised 5.39 million in Aug ...


21.10.2013

Pending Home Sales Decline in August

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 09/26/13 -- Pending home sales slowed in August, with tight inventory conditions, higher interest rates, rising home prices and continuing restrictive mortgage credit impacting the market, according to the .The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, eased 1.6 percent to 107.7 in August from a downwardly revised 109.4 in July, but remains 5.8 percent above August 2012 when it was 101.8; the data reflect contracts but not closings. Pending sa ...


26.09.2013

August Existing-Home Sales Rise, Limited Inventory Continues to Push Prices

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 09/19/13 -- Existing-home sales increased in August and reached the highest level in six-and-a-half years, while the median price shows nine consecutive months of double-digit year-over-year increases, according to the .Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 1.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million in August from 5.39 million in July, and are 13.2 percent hi ...


19.09.2013

July Pending Home Sales Slip

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/13 -- Pending home sales were down in July, with higher mortgage interest rates slowing the market, according to the .The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, declined 1.3 percent to 109.5 in July from 110.9 in June, but is 6.7 percent above July 2012 when it was 102.6; the data reflect contracts but not closings. Pending sales have stayed above year-ago levels for the past 27 months., NAR chief economist, said there is an uneven pa ...


28.08.2013

Commercial Real Estate Markets Show Steady, Moderate Growth

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 08/26/13 -- Vacancy rates generally are tightening in commercial real estate sectors with modest rent growth, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly ., NAR chief economist, said commercial real estate is on a more moderate growth path. "Office vacancies haven't declined much because total jobs today are still below that of the pre-recession level in 2007, but rising international trade is boosting demand for warehouse space,&quo ...


26.08.2013

Existing-Home Sales Spike in July

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 08/21/13 -- Existing-home sales rose strongly in July, with the median price maintaining double-digit year-over-year increases, according to the .Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 6.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million in July from a downwardly revised 5.06 million in June, and are 17.2 percent above the 4.60 million-unit pace in July 2012; sales ...


21.08.2013

Home Prices Pick Up Steam in Most Metro Areas During Second Quarter

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 08/08/13 -- Median home prices continued to rise in the majority of metropolitan areas in the second quarter, with the national year-over-year price showing the strongest gain in seven-and-a-half years, according to the by the .Despite rising prices and higher mortgage interest rates, a companion breakout of income requirements to buy a median-priced home on a metro area basis shows most buyers remain well positioned to afford a home in their area.The median ...


08.08.2013

May Pending Home Sales Reach Highest Level in Over Six Years

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/27/13 -- Pending home sales rose in May to the highest level since late 2006, implying a possible spark as mortgage interest rates began to rise, according to the .The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, increased 6.7 percent to 112.3 in May from a downwardly revised 105.2 in April, and is 12.1 percent above May 2012 when it was 100.2; the data reflect contracts but not closings.Contract activity is at the strongest pace since Decembe ...


27.06.2013

Existing-Home Sales Rise in May With Strong Price Increases

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/13 -- Existing-home sales improved in May and remain solidly above a year ago, while the median price continued to rise by double-digit rates from a year earlier, according to the .Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 4.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.18 million in May from 4.97 million in April, and is 12.9 percent above the 4.59 million-unit pace in Ma ...


20.06.2013

Pending Home Sales Edge Up in April

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/30/13 -- Pending home sales improved slightly in April and continue to be well above a year ago, according to the . Gains in the Northeast and Midwest were offset largely by declines in the West and South.The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 0.3 percent to 106.0 in April from 105.7 in March, and is 10.3 percent above April 2012 when it was 96.1; the data reflect contracts but not closings.Home contract activity is at the highe ...


30.05.2013

April Existing-Home Sales Up but Constrained

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/13 -- Existing-home sales rose in April but remain below underlying demand because of limited inventory and tight credit, according to the . All regions are showing strong price gains from a year ago.Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 0.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.97 million in April from an upwardly revised 4.94 million in March. Resale activ ...


22.05.2013

Realtor(R) Confidence in Commercial Market Growing

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/13 -- Realtors® who specialize in commercial real estate expressed optimism and confidence in the market during a forum at the . Despite a slow turning economy, commercial practitioners believe the market is not only better off than it was a year ago, but also will continue to improve.National Association of Realtors® chief economist joined several Realtor® commercial practitioners on a panel to discuss the economy and regulatory issues and their impact ...


16.05.2013

Forecast for Housing and the Economy Solidifying, Future Tax Treatment Important

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/13 -- Growth in home sales and prices is contributing to a broader improvement in the overall economy, aided in part by current homeownership tax treatment, according to presentations at a residential real estate forum during the ., NAR chief economist, said a multiyear housing recovery is likely. "Steady job creation and household formation have been helping to unleash a pent-up demand in the housing market," he said. "Lagging housing sta ...


16.05.2013

Metro Area Home Price Growth Trend Continues in First Quarter

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/13 -- Metropolitan area median home prices continued to rise in the first quarter, with the national gain showing the best year-over-year performance in over seven years, according to the by the . A companion breakout of income requirements to purchase a median-priced home on a metro basis shows the typical buyer earns roughly double the income needed to buy a home in his or her area.The median existing single-family home price rose in 133 out of 150 me ...


09.05.2013

March Pending Home Sales Improve but Overall Pace Leveling

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/29/13 -- Pending home sales increased in March and remain above year-ago levels, but contract activity in recent months shows only modest movement, according to the .The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 1.5 percent to 105.7 in March from a downwardly revised 104.1 in February, and is 7.0 percent above March 2012 when it was 98.8. Pending sales have been above year-ago levels for the past 23 months; the data reflect contracts b ...


29.04.2013

2012 Vacation Home Sales up, Investment Dips but Stays Elevated, Prices Rise

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 -- Vacation home sales improved in 2012, while investment purchases remained elevated for a second consecutive year, according to the .NAR's 2013 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey,* covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2012, shows vacation-home sales rose 10.1 percent to 553,000 from 502,000 in 2011. Investment-home sales declined 2.1 percent to 1.21 million from 1.23 million in 2011, but those sales had been well under a mill ...


02.04.2013

Pending Home Sales Slip on Constrained Inventory

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/13 -- February pending home sales flattened with limited buyer choices, but remained at the second highest level in nearly three years, according to the .The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, slipped 0.4 percent to 104.8 in February from a downwardly revised 105.2 in January, but is 8.4 percent higher than February 2012 when it was 96.6. Contract activity has been above year-ago levels for the past 22 months; the data reflect cont ...


27.03.2013

Existing-Home Sales and Prices Continue to Rise in February

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (Marketwire) -- 03/21/13 -- February existing-home sales and prices affirm a healthy recovery is underway in the housing sector, according to the . Sales have been above year-ago levels for 20 consecutive months, while prices show 12 consecutive months of year-over-year price increases.Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 0.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.98 million in ...


21.03.2013

January Pending Home Sales Up in All Regions

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 -- Pending home sales rose in January, and have been above year-ago levels for the past 21 months, according to the . There were healthy monthly gains in all regions but the West, which is constrained by limited inventory but was slightly improved.The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, increased 4.5 percent to 105.9 in January from a downwardly revised 101.3 in December and is 9.5 percent above January 2012 when it was 96.7. The ...


27.02.2013

Commercial Real Estate Sectors Steadily Improve

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 -- Major commercial real estate sectors continue to improve, albeit slowly, with gradual economic improvement and job creation driving absorption of space, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly ., NAR chief economist, said rental housing demand has been exceptionally strong. "Rent increases have been higher in multifamily housing where supply is not matching strong demand, thereby allowing landlords to raise rents at faster ...


25.02.2013

January Existing-Home Sales Hold With Steady Price Gains, Seller's Market Developing

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 -- Existing-home sales edged up in January, while a seller's market is developing and home prices continue to rise steadily above year-ago levels, according to the . Sales rose in every region but the West, which is the region most constrained by limited inventory.Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.92 milli ...


21.02.2013

Existing-Home Sales Slip in December, Prices Continue to Rise; 2012 Totals Up

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 -- Existing-home sales eased in December but are well above a year ago, while limited inventory maintained the upward momentum in home prices, according to the . Total sales in 2012 were the highest in five years, while the annual price rose the most since 2005.Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, declined 1.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.94 million in Dec ...


22.01.2013

Housing Affordability Index to Set Annual Record for 2012

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 -- With 11 months of data reported, 2012 will clearly go down as a record year for favorable housing affordability conditions, and a great year for buyers who could get a mortgage, according to the .NAR's national stood at 198.2 in November, based on the relationship between median home price, median family income and average mortgage interest rate. The higher the index, the greater the household purchasing power; recordkeeping began in 1970.An i ...


09.01.2013

November Pending Home Sales Rise Again

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 12/28/12 -- Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years, according to the .The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 1.7 percent to 106.4 in November from a downwardly revised 104.6 in October and is 9.8 percent above November 2011 when it was 96.9. The data reflect contracts but not closings.The index is at the highest level since April 2010 when it hit 11 ...


28.12.2012

Existing-Home Sales Rise in October With Ongoing Price and Equity Gains

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 -- Sales of existing homes increased in October, even with some regional impact from Hurricane Sandy, while home prices continued to rise due to lower levels of inventory supply, according to the .Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 2.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.79 million in October from a downwardly revised 4.69 million in September, and are 10. ...


19.11.2012

More Cash Sales, Shrinking Time-on-Market Show Changing Buyer Dynamics

ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/10/12 -- All-cash buyers have surged since the housing downturn while the typical amount of time it takes to sell a home is shrinking, revealing the changing dynamics of today's home buyers and sellers.Academic experts took a closer look at cash buyers and how time-on-market impacts home sales during the "Changing Dynamics of Recent Home Buyers and Sellers" session today at the 2012 Realtors® Conference and Expo. Funding for the research was prov ...


10.11.2012

Housing Market Uptrend Expected Through 2014

ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/09/12 -- The housing market recovery should continue through the coming years, assuming there are no further limitations on the availability of mortgage credit or a "fiscal cliff," according to forecast presentations at a residential forum here at the 2012 Realtors® Conference and Expo.Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors®, said the housing market clearly turned around in 2012. "Existing-home sales, new-home sales ...


09.11.2012

Metro Area Home Prices Show Stronger Increases in Third Quarter, Sales Up

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 11/07/12 -- Growth in metropolitan area median home prices increased in the third quarter, and more areas are showing gains, according to the by the .The median existing single-family home price rose in 120 out of 149 metropolitan statistical areas(1) (MSAs) based on closings in the third quarter compared with same quarter in 2011, while 29 areas had price declines. In the second quarter 110 areas showed increases from a year earlier, while in the third quarte ...


07.11.2012

September Pending Home Sales Show Slight Improvement

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 10/25/12 -- Pending home sales were little changed in September but remain well above a year ago, according to the .The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, edged up 0.3 percent to 99.5 in September from 99.2 in August and is 14.5 percent above September 2011 when it was 86.9. The data reflect contracts but not closings., NAR chief economist, said pending home sales continue to hold a higher ground. "Home contract activity remains at ...


25.10.2012

Low Valuation in Home Appraisals Causing Steady Level of Contract Glitches

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 10/10/12 -- The real estate market is recovering but still faces hurdles, notable from tight mortgage credit, but problems with a sizeable share of real estate appraisals also are holding back home sales, according to survey findings by the .Most appraisers are competent and provide good valuations that are compliant with the . However, appraisals generally lag market conditions and some changes to the appraisal process have been causing problems in recent year ...


10.10.2012

August Existing-Home Sales and Prices Rise

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 09/19/12 -- Existing-home sales continued to improve in August and the national median price rose on a year-over-year basis for the sixth straight month, according to the .Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 7.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.82 million in August from 4.47 million in July, and are 9.3 percent higher than the 4.41 million-unit level in August 20 ...


19.09.2012

Home Sales and Job Creation Would Rise With Sensible Lending Standards, Say Realtors(R)

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 09/17/12 -- New survey findings, combined with an analysis of historic credit scores and loan performance, show home sales could be notably higher by returning to reasonably safe and sound lending standards, which also would create new jobs, according to the ., NAR chief economist, said there would be enormous benefits to the U.S. economy if mortgage lending conditions return to normal. "Sensible lending standards would permit 500,000 to 700,000 additional ...


17.09.2012

July Pending Home Sales Rebound

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 08/29/12 -- Pending home sales rose in July to the highest level in over two years and remain well above year-ago levels, according to the .The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 2.4 percent to 101.7 in July from 99.3 in June and is 12.4 percent above July 2011 when it was 90.5. The data reflect contracts but not closings., NAR chief economist, said the index is at the highest level since April 2010, which was shortly before the clo ...


29.08.2012

Commercial Real Estate Recovering at a Slower Pace

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 08/27/12 -- Positive underlying fundamentals continue to support all of the major commercial real estate sectors, but a slowdown in job creation and ongoing tight loan availability has tempered growth in some areas, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly ., NAR chief economist, said there are mixed results among the commercial sectors. "Job creation in the second quarter was about half of what we saw in the first quarter, which is mod ...


27.08.2012

Existing-Home Sales Improve in July, Prices Continue to Rise

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 08/22/12 -- Sales of existing homes rose in July even with constraints of affordable inventory, and the national median price is showing five consecutive months of year-over-year increases, according to the . Monthly sales rose in every region but the West, where inventory is very tight.Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, grew 2.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.47 m ...


22.08.2012

Second Quarter Metro Area Home Prices Rise, Limited Inventory Capping Sales

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 08/09/12 -- Median existing single-family home prices are rising in more metropolitan areas, but a lack of inventory -- notably in lower price ranges -- is limiting buyer choices in an increasing number of markets around the country, according to the by the .The median existing single-family home price rose in 110 out of 147 metropolitan statistical areas(1) (MSAs) based on closings in the second quarter in comparison with same quarter in 2011; three areas wer ...


09.08.2012

June Existing-Home Prices Rise Again, Sales Down With Constrained Supply

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 07/19/12 -- Existing-home prices continued to show gains but sales fell in June with tight supplies of affordable homes limiting first-time buyers, according to the .Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, declined 5.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.37 million in June from an upwardly revised 4.62 million in May, but are 4.5 percent higher than the 4.18 million-unit lev ...


19.07.2012

Pending Home Sales Up in May, Continue Pattern of Strong Annual Gains

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 06/27/12 -- Pending home sales bounced back in May, matching the highest level in the past two years, and are well above year-ago levels, according to the . Both monthly and annual gains were seen in every region.The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 5.9 percent to 101.1 in May from 95.5 in April and is 13.3 percent above May 2011 when it was 89.2. The data reflect contracts but not closings.The index also reached 101.1 in March, ...


27.06.2012

Pending Home Decline in April but Up Strongly From a Year Ago

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 05/30/12 -- Pending home sales retrenched in April following three consecutive monthly gains, but are notably higher than a year ago, according to the .The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, declined 5.5 percent to 95.5 from a downwardly revised 101.1 in March but is 14.4 percent above April 2011 when it was 83.5. The data reflects contracts but not closings., NAR chief economist, said a one-month setback in light of many months of gain ...


30.05.2012

All Commercial Real Estate Sectors Continue to Improve, Multifamily Strong

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 05/24/12 -- Shaking off a prolonged impact from the recession, fundamentals are gradually improving in all of the major commercial real estate sectors, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly . The apartment rental sector has fully recovered and is growing.The findings also are confirmed in NAR's recent quarterly , which collects data from members about market activity., NAR chief economist, said new jobs are the key. "Ongoing jo ...


24.05.2012

Lack of Capital Hinders Commercial Market While Modest Improvement Persists

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 05/17/12 -- National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun presented a modest and hopeful outlook for the commercial real estate market during the Economic Issues and Commercial Business Trends Forum at the in Washington, D.C. today."The commercial market has displayed modest growth lately," said Yun. "Commercial real estate is the basis for much of the growth in the American economy, however challenges continue to exist. Despit ...


17.05.2012

Housing and Economic Forecast Brightens

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 05/17/12 -- Positive underlying economic factors are helping relieve a pent-up housing demand, according to a presentation at a residential real estate forum at the here.National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said there are many improving factors that are helping home sales. "Historically high housing affordability conditions, ongoing job creation, a solid stock market recovery, rising rents, a larger pool of qualified renters, a ...


17.05.2012

First Quarter Metro Area Home Prices Stabilizing, Sales Up and Inventory Down

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 05/09/12 -- Median existing single-family home prices are firming in many metropolitan areas, while improving sales and declining inventory are creating more balanced conditions, according to the by the .The median existing single-family home price rose in 74 out of 146 metropolitan statistical areas(1) (MSAs) based on closings in the first quarter from the same quarter in 2011, while 72 areas had price declines. In the fourth quarter of 2011 only 29 areas we ...


09.05.2012

Tight Lending Standards Hindering Commercial Real Estate Recovery

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 05/03/12 -- Although commercial real estate markets showed signs of recovery in 2011, commercial lending standards have tightened in the past year for small businesses and scuttled a major portion of contracted transactions for smaller properties, according to the National Association of Realtors® annual ., NAR chief economist, said there is a significant split in commercial lending depending on value. "This is very much a tale of two markets. There have ...


03.05.2012

Existing-Home Sales Decline in March but Inventory Down, Prices Stabilizing

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/12 -- Existing-home sales were down in March but continue to outpace year-ago levels, while inventory tightened and home prices are showing further signs of stabilizing, according to the .Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, declined 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.48 million in March from an upwardly revised 4.60 million in February, but are 5.2 percent ab ...


19.04.2012

NAR: Investment and Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2011

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/29/12 -- Sales of investment and vacation homes* jumped in 2011, with the combined market share rising to the highest level since 2005, according to the .NAR's 2012 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2011, shows investment-home sales surged an extraordinary 64.5 percent to 1.23 million last year from 749,000 in 2010. Vacation-home sales rose 7.0 percent to 502,000 in 2011 from 469,000 in 2010. Ow ...


29.03.2012

Pending Home Sales Ease in February but Solidly Higher Than a Year Ago

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/26/12 -- Pending home sales were down slightly in February but remain notably above the pattern in the first half of last year, according to the .The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, eased 0.5 percent to 96.5 in February from 97.0 in January but is 9.2 percent above February 2011 when it was 88.4. The data reflects contracts but not closings., NAR chief economist, said we're seeing the continuation of an uneven but higher sale ...


26.03.2012

February Existing-Home Sales Slip but Up Strongly From a Year Ago

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/21/12 -- February existing-home sales declined from an upwardly revised January pace but are well above a year ago, while the median price posted a slight gain, according to the . Sales were up in the Midwest and South, offset by declines in the Northeast and West.Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, slipped 0.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million in Februa ...


21.03.2012

Seniors and Young Adults Will Influence U.S. Housing Markets

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/12 -- Aging baby boomers and their echo boomer children will significantly impact trends in the nation's housing market over the next 20 years. In a new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center, "," researchers at the , The Urban Institute, and the University of Southern California analyze key demographic trends and their likely influence on housing and homeownership in the U.S.Over the next two decades, the aging baby boomer genera ...


13.03.2012

January Pending Home Sales Rise, Market on Uptrend

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/12 -- Pending home sales are on an upward trend, which has been uneven but meaningful since reaching a cyclical low last April, and are well above a year ago, according to the .The *, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 2.0 percent to 97.0 in January from a downwardly revised 95.1 in December and is 8.0 percent higher than January 2011 when it was 89.8. The data reflects contracts but not closings.The January index is the highest ...


27.02.2012

Existing-Home Sales Rise Again in January, Inventory Down

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/12 -- Existing-home sales rose in January, marking three gains in the past four months, while inventories continued to improve, according to the .Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 4.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.57 million in January from a downwardly revised 4.38 million-unit pace in December and are 0.7 percent above a spike to 4.54 million i ...


22.02.2012

Fourth Quarter Metro Area Home Prices Boost Affordability, Sales Improving

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 02/09/12 -- Housing affordability conditions improved in most metropolitan areas from softer existing-home prices and record-low mortgage interest rates in the fourth quarter, with rising sales and lower inventory creating more balanced conditions, according to the by the .Introduced with this release is a new annual metro-level housing affordability index, with historically favorable conditions dominating across the country.The median existing single-family ...


09.02.2012

December Existing-Home Sales Show Uptrend

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/20/12 -- Existing-home sales continued on an uptrend in December, rising for three consecutive months and remaining above a year ago, according to the .The latest monthly data shows total (1) rose 5.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.61 million in December from a downwardly revised 4.39 million in November, and are 3.6 percent higher than the 4.45 million-unit level in December 2010. The estimates are based on completed transactions from mu ...


20.01.2012

Pending Home Sales Rise Again in November, Highest in a Year-and-a-Half

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 12/29/11 -- Pending home sales continued to gain in November and reached the highest level in 19 months, according to the National Association of Realtors®.The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, increased 7.3 percent to 100.1 in November from an upwardly revised 93.3 in October and is 5.9 percent above November 2010 when it stood at 94.5. The October upward revision resulted in a 10.4 percent monthly gain.The last time the index was hig ...


29.12.2011

Pending Home Sales Jump in October

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/11 -- Pending home sales rose strongly in October and remain above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®.The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, surged 10.4 percent to 93.3 in October from 84.5 in September and is 9.2 percent above October 2010 when it stood at 85.5. The data reflects contracts but not closings., NAR chief economist, said improved contract activity is a hopeful sign. "Home sales h ...


30.11.2011

Growth in Commercial Real Estate Markets Expected in 2012

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 11/28/11 -- Commercial real estate markets have been relatively flat this year, but improving fundamentals mean a more positive trend is expected in 2012, according to the National Association of Realtors®., NAR chief economist, said there is little change in most of the commercial market sectors. "Vacancy rates are flat, leasing is soft and concessions continue to make it a tenant's market," he said. "However, with modest economic growth a ...


28.11.2011

Commercial Real Estate Market to See Improvement in Year Ahead

ANAHEIM, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/11 -- Depressed conditions in the financial and small business sectors continue to negatively affect the commercial real estate industry and the nation's economic recovery. That's according to economists at the Economic Issues and Commercial Real Estate Business Trends Forum at the 2011 Realtors® Conference & Expo yesterday.During the forum, National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun shared his predictions for the commercia ...


12.11.2011

Gradual Recovery for Housing and the Economy Expected in 2012

ANAHEIM, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/11/11 -- Although the housing market struggled to maintain an even footing in 2011, gradual improvement is expected in 2012 and beyond, according to projections at a residential forum here at the 2011 Realtors® Conference & Expo., chief economist of the National Association of Realtors®, said home sales should be stronger. "Tight mortgage credit conditions have been holding back home buyers all year, and consumer confidence has been shaky recently,&qu ...


11.11.2011

August Existing-Home Sales Rise Despite Headwinds, Up Strongly From a Year Ago

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 09/21/11 -- Existing-home sales increased in August, even with ongoing tight credit and appraisal problems, along with regional disruptions created by Hurricane Irene, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Monthly gains were seen in all regions.Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 7.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.03 million in August from an upwardly ...


21.09.2011

Pending Home Sales Slip in July but Up Strongly From One Year Ago

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 08/29/11 -- Pending home sales declined in July but remain well above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All regions show monthly declines except for the West, which continues to show the highest level of sales contract activity.The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, slipped 1.3 percent to 89.7 in July from 90.9 in June but is 14.4 percent above the 78.4 index in July 2010. The data reflects contracts b ...


29.08.2011

Slowdown Impacts Commercial Real Estate Markets, Modest Improvement Seen

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 08/25/11 -- Commercial real estate vacancy rates are flat and projections for growth have been moderated because economic growth and job creation have been weaker than expected, but modest improvements are expected over the coming year, according to the National Association of Realtors®., NAR chief economist, said the weakening economy will slow the growth in demand for space. "Disappointing economic growth in recent months means a slower recovery for mos ...


25.08.2011

Existing-Home Sales Down in July but Up Strongly From a Year Ago

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 08/18/11 -- Existing-home sales declined in July from an upwardly revised June pace but are notably higher than a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Monthly gains in the Northeast and Midwest were offset by declines in the West and South.Total (1), which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, fell 3.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.67 million in July from 4.84 mil ...


18.08.2011

Second Quarter Metro Area Prices Mixed With Little Change, State Sales Down

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 08/10/11 -- Median existing-home prices declined modestly in the second quarter with 27 percent of metropolitan areas experiencing price gains from a year ago, while state home sales declined from the second quarter of 2010, according to the by the National Association of Realtors®.The median existing single-family home price rose in 40 out of 150 metropolitan statistical areas(1) (MSAs) in the second quarter from the same period in 2010, including four with d ...


10.08.2011

Pending Home Sales Rise in June

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 07/28/11 -- Pending home sales increased in June following a wide swing down in April and then up in May, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Activity increased in the West and South but declined in the Midwest and Northeast; all regions show strong double-digit gains from a year ago.The ,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 2.4 percent to 90.9 in June from 88.8 in May and is 19.8 percent above the 75.9 reading in June ...


28.07.2011



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