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West, northeast drive spike in home sales activity

Pending home sales activity hit a nine-year high during May, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales volume increased by 0.9 percent in May when compared to April and by 10.4 percent when compared to May 2014. Activity has now increased on a year-to-year basis for nine straight months, with month-to-month increases occurring each of the last five months...

Pending Home Sales Hit Highest Level In Nine Years In May

credit: Peter Dazeley/getty images The number of contracts signed to buy previously-owned homes rose again in May to reach its highest level in more than nine years, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, which tracks contract signings (as opposed to closed sales), rose 0.9% in May to a level [...]

NAR: Pending Home Sales Index increased 0.9% in May, up 10% year-over-year

From CNBC: Pending home sales rise 0.9% in May, highest level since 2006Signed contracts to buy existing homes, so-called pending home sales, rose just 0.9 percent in May from April, according to the National Association of Realtors, after a downward revision to April's reading. Show More Summary

Half Of U.S. Homes Now Selling In 40 Days Or Fewer, Says National Association Of REALTORS®

Low mortgage rates and "scared sellers" may be juicing today's housing market. What you should know about today's market and the availability of low- and no-downpayment mortgages. Click for the complete post : Half Of U.S. Homes Now Selling In 40 Days Or Fewer, Says National Association Of REALTORS®.

Wall Street Journal Prints Housing Data Whoppers As The Housing Industry PR Firm It Is

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. owns the Wall Street Journal and the housing marketing service Move Inc. Move Inc.’s main client is the National Association of Realtors. In sisterhood with Move, the newspaper is prone to printing outright, bald-faced lies about the state of the housing market in the US, whenever it thinks it can get away with it.…

The NAR Sees "No Housing Bubble", So Here Is A Look At NAR's History Of Absolutely Disastrous Forecasts

When it comes to industry associations such as the homebuilders' National Association of Realtors, one thing is certain: their chief economists, in this case the always wrong Lawrence "Larry" Yun, never see anything but blue skies ahead... Show More Summary

US existing-home sales surge to best level since 2009

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US existing-home sales surged in May to their strongest pace in nearly six years as more first-time buyers entered the market, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. Sales of existing, or used, homes leaped 5.1 percent from April to an annual pace of 5.35 million units. “Solid...

Existing-Home Sales Hit Fastest Pace In Nearly Six Years

Sales of previously-owned homes rose 5.1% in May, hitting their fastest sales pace since November 2009, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. Completed transactions of existing-homes (single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums...Show More Summary

Sound off on challenges and opportunities in the real estate industry

It's an exciting time for the real estate industry. There are multiple initiatives underway by giant industry players, from the Broker Public Portal, to Upstream, to the National Association of Realtors' Advanced Multilist Platform (AMP), association core standards and mandatory compliance with real estate data standards...

Chinese Now Top Foreign Buyers of U.S. Homes

Chinese buyers have surpassed Canadian snowbirds as the dominant foreign buyers of homes in the U.S., according to the National Association of Realtors.

Miami Association of Realtors Sends Listings Directly to Zillow and Trulia

Zillow Group has announced that the Miami Association of REALTORS has signed a new distribution agreement with Zillow and Trulia. The Miami Association of REALTORS is the largest local association in the nation, representing more than 36,000 members in Southeast Florida.

Move acquisition frees up $15 million in NAR funds

When News Corp acquired Move Inc. in November, the National Association of Realtors gave up its ownership stake in the operator of realtor.com, leaving the giant trade group with millions that it can now reinvest...

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Homes Sales in May: Big Bounce from “Strangely-Low” April

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

Lawler on NAR: The “Curious Case” of Existing Home Sales in the South in April

From housing economist Tom Lawler:The National Association of Realtor’s preliminary report on existing home sales in April came in well short of both consensus and those who track local realtor/MLS reports. For analysts in the latter...Show More Summary

Realtors earned less, closed fewer transactions in 2014

Realtors closed one less transaction in 2014 on average and made nearly $2,000 less when compared to 2013. According to a National Association of Realtors Member Profile, a typical Realtor closed 11 transactions last year and achieved a median gross income of $45,...

Challenger to Va. House speaker gets boost from conservative outside group

RICHMOND — After slamming the speaker of the Virginia House for taking big bucks from the national realtorsassociation, his Republican primary challenger is getting some help from a conservative group that doesn’t disclose its donors. Read full article >>

Real estate firms ready to shout about home energy efficiency

What do real estate data firm CoreLogic, large multiple listing services Metropolitan Regional Information Systems and Midwest Real Estate Data, and National Association of Realtors national property database subsidiary Realtors Property Resource have in common...

Pending Home Sales Jump to Strongest Level in 9 Years

AP By JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON -- Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index climbed 3.4 percent to 112.4 last month. Show More Summary

April Pending Home Sales Hit Nine-Year High

The number of contracts signed to buy previously-owned homes rose in April to reach its highest level since May 2006, despite a short supply of housing inventory, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, which tracks contract signings (as opposed to closed sales), rose 3.4% in April to a level [...]

U.S. pending home sales race to nine-year high in April

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose for a fourth straight month in April to a nine-year high, buoying the outlook for the housing market. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday itsShow More Summary

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