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The old peaks and new pitfalls of home prices

In July, the National Association of Realtors announced that by its calculations, the national median existing-home price for all housing types surpassed the record national median sales price of $230,400 set nine years ago...

Home sales ride out stock market roller coaster

Despite the recent volatility of the stock market, the U.S. economy is growing and the job market continues to improve, and home sales are holding steady, according to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) for July...

NAR: U.S. pending home sales flat

``California saw impressive gains in pending home sales for July -- but the rest of the U.S. was essentially flat, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors... With inventory shortages likely to persist into autumn, Yun said he expects the median existing-home price in the U.S. Show More Summary

Pending Home Sales Up 0.5% In July As Inventory Remains Tight

The number of contracts signed to buy previously-owned homes rose slightly in July, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, which tracks contract signings (as opposed to closed sales), ticked up 0.5% in July to a level of 110.9. (An index of 100 represents an average [...]

Pending home sales rise in July

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose less than expected in July, but continued to suggest upward momentum in the housing market recovery. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, increased 0.5 percent to 110.9. Show More Summary

July Existing-Home Sales Hit Fastest Pace Since February 2007

Sales of previously-owned homes climbed 2% in July to their fastest pace since February 2007, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. Completed transactions of existing-homes (single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops) rose to an annual, seasonally adjusted rate of 5.59 million in July from June’s downwardly revised pace of 5.48 million, NAR [...]

Here come existing home sales ... (ITB)

The National Association of Realtors will release data on existing home sales at the top of the hour. Economists estimate, according to Bloomberg, that sales of previously occupied homes fell 1.2% at an annualized rate of 5.43 million in July. Last month, existing home sales rose at the fastest pace since February 2007. Show More Summary

Homebuilder Sentiment Rises in August

Ross D. Franklin/AP By Sam Forgione NEW YORK -- U.S. homebuilder sentiment rose in August to its highest level since a matching reading almost a decade ago, the National Association of Home Builders said Monday. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market index rose to 61 from 60 in July, the group said in a statement. Show More Summary

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in July

From housing economist Tom Lawler:Based on reports from local realtors/MLS from across the country released through today, I estimate that existing home sales as measured by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted...Show More Summary

NAR: Home prices increase as inventory shrinks

The strong seller’s market we have seen this summer season, and the impact it is having on housing inventory, is steadily pushing up home prices, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors...

Home Prices Soar in Some Metro Areas

The National Association of Realtors on Tuesday said that home prices in the second quarter rose in 163 out of 176 metro areas, continuing their upward trajectory even as economists warn of looming affordability problems and a limited supply of homes for sale.

June Delivered a Mixed Bag in Terms of Housing

June was another “Jekyll and Hyde” month for US housing. According to the National Association of Realtors, existing home sales came in at the highest number we’ve seen since 2009 – at the peak of buying activity due to the Homebuyer Tax Credit program – an annualized rate of 5.49 [...]

NAR’s pending home sales index slips in June, but not by much

Pending home sales in June may have backslid slightly from this summer’s hot streak, but sales are still up considerably compared to a year ago, according to the most recent numbers released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR)...

Pending Home Sales Slip in June

Wilfredo Lee/AP By JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON -- The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales growth. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index declined 1.8 percent to 110.3 last month. Show More Summary

U.S. pending home sales take a breather in June

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June after five straight months of increase, suggesting some cooling in sales activity after recent hefty gains. The National Association of Realtors...Show More Summary

Pending home sales unexpectedly drop (ITB, XHB, PKB, HOMX, FLM)

Pending home sales fell for the first time this year in May. Sales fell 1.8% month-over-month, but are still near the highest levels in nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). In the release, NAR chief economist...Show More Summary

Real Prices and Price-to-Rent Ratio in May

A great discussion from Nick Timiraos at the WSJ: Are Home Prices Again Breaking Records? Not Really The National Association of Realtors‘ monthly home sales report made a big splash last week with news that median home prices in June...Show More Summary

NAR home sales: Homes are selling like high-priced hotcakes

This year’s spring homebuying season is the strongest housing market seen since the economic downturn, with both home sales and prices soaring to new highs, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR)...

US existing-home sales surge in June, prices hit record

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Sales of existing homes in the US surged in June to their highest level in more than eight years and prices hit a record high, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. Sales of previously owned homes rose to an annual rate of 5.49 million units, a gain of 3.2 percent from the slightly...

Existing-Home Sales Hit Fastest Pace In Eight Years; Median Sales Price Hits New High

Sales of previously-owned homes rose 3.2% in June, hitting their highest pace since February 2007, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. Rising demand for housing coupled with limited supply pushed the national median sales price to an all-time high of $236,400. Show More Summary

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