Pending-home sales increase following 2 months of declines: NAR
The pending home sales index rose from the previous month in every US region but the Midwest, while all regions saw gains year over year
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 29
Pending-home sales fall 10.6%
Pending-home sales also declined on an annual basis for the first time in 8 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 31
Nearly 90% of metros see double-digit price gains in Q4: NAR
Home price growth was widespread during the fourth quarter of 2020 as mortgage rates and inventory levels both hit record lows, according to the National Association of Realtors
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 11
Housing crunch to blame for third month of pending-home sales dips
Despite the modest slide, the National Association of Realtors' pending home sale index hit an all-time high for the month of November, it was announced Wednesday
by Patrick Kearns Dec 30
October contract signings surge way beyond last year's levels: NAR
The Pending Home Sales Index, an indicator of future sales based on contract signings, rose 20.2% from October 2019, according to the National Association of Realtors
by Patrick Kearns Nov 30
Existing-home sales continue to rise for fifth consecutive month: NAR
Existing-home sales in October 2020 were up 4.3% from the previous month and up 26.6% from one year ago, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 19
NAR: After 2020 boost, home sales will leap next year
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun predicts existing-home sales will rise 9% in 2021
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 18
Foreign buyer activity is down, but not in 'Zoom cities'
Travel restrictions, uncertainty and the US handling of the pandemic are taking a toll, but outdoorsy vacation spots are still hot among international buyers
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 30
Pending-home sales take 2.2% hit
The National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index dropped 2.2%, to 130, in September after 4 consecutive months of contract activity growth
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 29
Inventory hits record low
As year-over-year existing-home sales soared 21% in September, inventory dropped to a 2.7-month supply, according to data released Thursday by the National Association of Realtors
by Patrick Kearns Oct 22
Pending-home sales soar in August
The National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index skyrocketed 8.8% year over year in August
Existing-home sales soar to highest level since 2006
Total existing-home sales climbed 10.5% from the year prior in August, according to data released Tuesday by the National Association of Realtors
by Patrick Kearns Sep 22
Fall is the new spring in real estate
Record-low mortgage rates, skyrocketing buyer demand, and shrinking inventory have pushed the housing market's busy season forward through at least the end of the year
The 2020 housing market is now outperforming 2019
National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said he believes home sales will be slightly ahead of 2019 and then up even more in 2021, rising 8% year over year
by Patrick Kearns Sep 1
July pending home sales rise 5.9%
The increase sent the Pending Home Sales Index sailing to 122.1, marking the third month in a row of sales growth, according to the National Association of Realtors
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 27
The demise of cities? Not so fast: Metro home prices skyrocket in Q2
Despite forecasts of people fleeing cities en masse, home prices grew in 96% of metros in the second quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors
by Patrick Kearns Aug 12
Residential investments dropped nearly 40% in Q2
Gross domestic product data showed a historic drop in the second quarter, even as new unemployment claims continued to rise, according to new data released Thursday
by Patrick Kearns Jul 30
US homeownership rate hits near 12-year high — or did it?
New data from the Census Bureau indicates that the homeownership rate surged to its highest point since the third quarter of 2008, but a change in data collection methodology may have impacted the results
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 28