Housing Inventory

Existing-Home Sales: A Dim End to a Bright Year

January 24th, 2018
Existing-home sales in December dimmed, but, for the year, were at a record not seen in 11 years, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Existing-home sales in December totaled 5.57 million, a 3.6 percent decrease from November, but a...

New-Home Sales Sink in December

January 25th, 2018
New-home sales sank in December, with sales of new, single-family homes down 9.3 percent to 625,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $398,900, while the...

Assessing the State of the Housing Union

January 28th, 2018
In 2018, the challenge for the housing industry will be balancing bursting demand with a severe shortage of supply, according to realtor.com®’s State of the Housing Union, released in-step with the U.S. State of the Union this week. As with...

Hot in Housing: The Bay Area Rules

January 29th, 2018
The Bay Area—chiefly San Francisco, San Jose and Vallejo—is on a hot streak, with no pointers to a slowdown this year, according to data newly released from realtor.com®. In January, homes in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metropolitan area lasted a median...

Pending Home Sales Edge Up

January 31st, 2018
Pending home sales edged up in December, 0.5 percent in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). The PHSI posted 110.1 in December, up from 109.6 in November. The Index is based on contract signings. Two...

Buyers Caught in Deadlock: NAR

February 7th, 2018
Buying a home is a mark of the American Dream—but even though the desire exists, realizing it is a struggle, according to the Aspiring Home Buyers Profile recently released by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Homebuyers are hopeful, however....

Buyers Entering the Market Solo Struggle

February 12th, 2018
Accumulating a down payment is a struggle—and even more so for singles, according to a new report. Singles are facing more than 10 years of saving, assuming they make a 20 percent down payment on a median-priced property, an analysis...

NAR: Even With Economic Gains, Homebuyers and Sellers Unsure

December 18th, 2017
Even with economic gains and employment growth, homebuyers and sellers are less optimistic about their prospects, according to recently released findings from a survey by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). NAR’s quarterly Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) report...

Home Prices Still on an Upturn

February 13th, 2018
Home prices are still on an upturn, up 5.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). “A majority of the country saw an upswing in buyer interest...

Changing Demand for Rentals Strains Supply

December 19th, 2017
Demand for rentals is still strong—but what does it look like today, a decade after the recession? According to America’s Rental Housing Report, recently released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, demand is evolving. In the...
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