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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

Real estate franchising grows, but not without indie brokers

After surfing a rising wave over the last decade, independent brokerages lost ground to franchisors in 2015. That's according to this year's National Association of Realtors Profile of Real Estate Firms, which shows that 81 percent of all firms are independent, a 1 percent dip from...

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

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.

Millennials love real estate agents

Raised with smartphones and the Internet, millennials are a different breed of consumer. They're also the largest homebuying generation in the U.S. For example, millennials -- which the National Association of Realtors defines as anyone...Show More Summary

NAR taps creators of Progressive’s ‘Flo’ to reach millennial clients

The National Association of Realtors has hired a new advertising agency to help tout the virtues of its 1 million members to the largest generation in history: millennials. Millennials are between 18 and 34 this year -- an age range when people are most likely to buy their first home....

4 Types of All-Too-Common Real Estate Scams Making Headlines

I am a member of the National Association of Realtors. My local association offers classes to help keep us up to date on all the latest real estate happenings. When a class about real estate scams was listed, I jumped at the chance to sign up. This particular class was sponsored and taught by Heritage Title Company, [...]Show More Summary

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 [...]

Realtors Hire a New Agency to Educate Millennials About What, Exactly, They Do

The National Association of Realtors has put out the welcome mat for Arnold Worldwide, hiring the Boston-based agency to handle creative, digital, brand activation and strategy following a review led by consultancy Select Resources International. Show More Summary

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

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

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