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Remodelers remain upbeat despite harsh winter, labor shortages

Remodelers remained positive about the pace of market improvement in the first quarter of 2015, though that confidence was tempered by a severe winter and continued labor shortages, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)...

Existing Home Sales Rise 6.1 Percent In March, Back to 1999-2001 Levels

Good news! Existing home sales rose 6.1 percent in March to reach levels from 1999-2001! From the National Association of Reators: Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes,...Show More Summary

U.S. existing home sales hit 18-month high; prices rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales surged to their highest level in 18 months in March as inventories improved, a sign of strength in the housing market ahead of the spring selling season. The National Association of Realtors said...Show More Summary

The return of the broke homeowner: Between 2006 and 2014 9.3 million homeowners were foreclosed on, received a DIL or short sold.

America is the land of second, third, and even fourth chances.  The same applies to house lusting buyers.  The National Associate of Realtors (NAR) had some interesting data regarding potential future home buyers.   Their analysis found that between 2006 and 2014 some 9.3 million homeowners were foreclosed on, received a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure or short […]

New credit scores could bolster housing market

The National Association of Realtors says that the adoption of new credit-scoring models could improve the ability of borrowers who lost their homes during the foreclosure crisis to buy again. Nearly one million of the 9.3 million homeowners who underwent a foreclosure, received a deed-in-lieu...

What's Missing From the Obamacare Debate?

By the time you read this article, I will be on my way to Kansas City, MO or heading back home to Louisiana after volunteering at a massive free medical clinic. This is not my first time working with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) as a volunteer and definitely won't be my last for several reasons. Show More Summary

NAHB: Builder Confidence increased to 56 in April

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported the housing market index (HMI) was at 56 in April, up from 52 in March. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.From Reuters:Show More Summary

Home builder sentiment rises to 2015 peak: NAHB

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Homebuilder sentiment reversed a three-month slide in April and rose to its best monthly showing of 2015, the National Association of Home Builders said on Wednesday. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market index increased to a preliminary 56 from a revised 52 in March, the group said in a statement. Show More Summary

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in March; Look for a Big Jump

From housing economist Tom Lawler:Based on state and local realtor/MLS reports I’ve seen from across the country, I estimate that existing home sales as measured by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual...Show More Summary

Lawler: Very Early Read on Existing Home Sales in March, "sizable monthly gain"

From housing economist Tom Lawler:Based on the limited number of local realtor/MLS reports I’ve seen from across the country, I estimate that existing home sales as measured by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally...Show More Summary

Pricing a home to sell the right way using preappraisals in real estate

Most of us wish we could, but a smarter way to avoid pitfalls is to use the available tools designed to price a home accurately from the start. The National Association of Realtors reports that over 15 percent of home sales are delayed, renegotiated or canceled due to home appraisals falling short of the contract price. Show More Summary

Third Day of Deliberations Begin in Ex-NFL Star's Murder Trial

A Massachusetts jury on Thursday began its third day of deliberations over whether former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez murdered an associate in an industrial park near his home in 2013.

New American Homes inspire smart DIY projects

It’s a custom-designed home built for the “wow” factor. And this year, it’s in Vegas, baby. Since 1984, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has constructed America’s premier show home, an over-the-top, state-of-the-art, energy-efficient real-world laboratory for tech-savvy homeowners, designers and builders to peek into the future. Show More Summary

Are millennials responsible for the global real estate market boost?

A recent National Association of Realtors report, Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends 2015, revealed that the global real estate market is once again witnessing a large number of millennial homebuyers and realty investors. These young financiers have braved the recession that almost strangled the market to death a couple of months ago. Show More Summary

Existing home sales rise marginally in February

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales rebounded less than expected in February as a persistent shortage of properties on the market pushed up prices, suggesting a challenging spring selling season. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday that existing home sales rose 1.2 percent to an annual rate of 4.88 million units. Show More Summary

3 critical strategies to urge first-time homebuyers to act now

According to the National Association of Realtors' 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, first-time buyers accounted for only 33 percent of all sales, the lowest mark in this century. The issue is how to overcome first-time-buyer reluctance and persuade them to buy now...

Less futile end-of-life care observed where palliative care knowledge is greater

The greater a director of nursing's knowledge of palliative care the lower the likelihood that nursing home patients will experience futile, aggressive end-of-life care, according to a new large national study. The association was evident whether or not hospice care was available.

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in February

From housing economist Tom Lawler:Based on local realtor/MLS reports from across the country, I project that existing home sales as measured by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.87 million...Show More Summary

NAR will help home improvement startup grow

A site that could help real estate agents stay “top of mind” with clients even after they buy a home is the first company to be accepted in this year’s tech accelerator program from the 1-million-member National Association of Realtors....

NAHB: Builder Confidence decreased to 53 in March

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

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