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Wise Bread Reloaded: Real Estate Market Rebound?

This week the National Association of Realtors reported that sales of existing homes rose 2.3% in July, to the the highest they've been in 10 months. Even better? Fewer of those recent sales were for underwater or foreclosed homes. Prices,...Show More Summary

List a home that’s not market ready and it’s going to languish

Coldwell Banker Real Estate agents are finding that market-ready homes are selling quickly, but those that aren’t may languish, even in markets where inventory’s scarce, CEO Budge Huskey tells TheStreet. The National Association of Realtors today released numbers showing existing...

Homes Built for Rent Claim Smaller Share

Robert Dietz, an economist for the National Association of Home Builders, examined Commerce home-construction data released this week, concluding builders in the first half of this year started construction of 10,000 homes intended to be rentals.

US existing-home sales rev up in July

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Sales of existing US homes rose in July to their fastest pace in almost a year amid building momentum in the housing market, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. Sales of existing homes, the largest part of the market, rose 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.15 million units in July, the highest rate since last September, NAR said. Show More Summary


Existing-home sales climbed to their highest pace of the year in July as slower price growth inspired more purchases, the National Association of Realtors reported. The trade organization on Thursday reported total existing-home sales...Show More Summary

U.S. existing home sales rise at fastest pace in 10 months

The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday existing home sales increased 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.15 million units. Home resales dropped in the summer of 2013 after the Federal Reserve signaled it would dial back its monetary stimulus for the economy, pushing mortgage interest rates higher.

Wolf Richter: Fannie Mae Sledgehammers Housing Forecasts

You’d think the housing market is in fine shape, based on the sizzling optimism of the National Association of Home Builders, which just released its Housing Market Index. It rose to 55 in August – above 50 means more builders view conditions as good than poor – the third month in a row of gains, and the highest level since January. Think again.

Momentum Continues For Home Builder Confidence Even As Affordability Continues Its Decline

By Dr. Duru: Home builder confidence is still down year-over-year since June, but the continued momentum off recent lows is potentially encouraging. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) delivered an increase in confidence in August to 55 from a revised 53 in July. Show More Summary

Homebuilder Sentiment Stronger Than Expected

With a decline of over 6% so far this year, 2014 has not been a year to remember for the homebuilders. The weakness in the sector has also been evident in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) monthly survey of home builder sentiment. Show More Summary

U.S. Home Builder Sentiment At Seven-month High In August: NAHB

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilder sentiment rose in August to its highest since January as labor market conditions improved, data from the National Association of Home Builders showed on Monday. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market index rose to 55 in August from 53 in July, the group said in a statement. Show More Summary

NAHB: Builder Confidence increased to 55 in August, Highest since January

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported the housing market index (HMI) was at 55 in August, up from 53 in July. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.From the NAHB:...Show More Summary

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in July

From housing economist Tom Lawler: Based on reports released so far by local realtor associations/boards/MLS, I estimate that US existing home sales as measured by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual...Show More Summary

State O' the Market: The Average LA Home is Totally Unaffordable at Average Income

Shocker: Though the Southern California housing market isn't exactly booming anymore, it remains insanely high-priced. Have you readjusted your monocles? A new study out by the National Association of Realtors, via the LA Times, reveals that Los Angeles is the...

NAHB: Builder Confidence improves for the 55+ Housing Market in Q2

This is a quarterly index from the the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is similar to the overall housing market index (HMI). The NAHB started this index in Q4 2008, so the readings have been very low. Note that thisShow More Summary

Adding 7+ million renter households over the last decade: Number of homeowners neutral over last 10 years. The shifting purchasing power of American households.

The low turnover in housing is having some organizations changing their tune regarding the current boom in home values. After all, places like the National Association of Realtors (NAR) will be better off with higher sales volume and lower prices versus very low sales volume and higher prices. As we see investors pulling back, the […]’s new economist won’t tell you ‘It’s a great time to buy or sell a home

In the fall of 2006, as the world hurtled toward a financial crisis precipitated by loose mortgage lending practices that fueled one of the greatest housing bubbles in U.S. history, the National Association of Realtors launched a $40 million advertising...

Pending Home Sales: June 2014

By Sold At The Top: Today, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Pending Home Sales Report for June showing that pending home sales declined with the seasonally adjusted national index falling 1.1% from May and dropping 7.3% below the level seen in June 2013. Meanwhile, the NAR's chief economist Lawrence Yun indicated that while current Complete Story »

Economic Statistics for 28 Jul 14

The PMI Services flash reading for July fell -0.2 points to 61.0. The National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home sales index fell -1.1% to 102.7 in June. The Dallas Fed general business activity index in its Texas manufacturing survey rose 1.3 points in July to 12.7. Dale’s social media profiles: Twitter | Facebook | Google+

June Pending Home Sales Index: A Bearish Report Sends Homebuilder Stocks Lower

By Dave Kranzler: The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released its Pending Home Sale Index for June today (July 28). It showed an unexpected decline of 1.1% from May's index level. Taking into consideration that June is supposed...Show More Summary

Pending Home Sales Index Stays Above 100 Amid Low Mortgage Rates, Strong Demand

National Association of Realtors® uses its contract data to forecast another strong month for housing. Analysis plus live mortgage rates. Click for the complete post : Pending Home Sales Index Stays Above 100 Amid Low Mortgage Rates, Strong Demand.

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