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Dec 30

Pending Home Sales Index Rises Back Above 100

Low home prices and mortgage rates have combined to push home affordability to record levels nationwide. Home buyers are taking advantage. The Pending Home Sales Index rose 7 percent in November to rise to its highest level since April 2010, the last month of last year's home buyer tax credit program. The Pending Home Sales Index is published monthly by the National Association of REALTORS®. It measures homes under contract nationwide, but not yet "sold". In this way, the Pending Home Sales … [Read more...]

Dec 22

Home Supplies Fall To 7.0 Months Nationwide; Buyer Demand Strong

Home resales moved to a 10-month high in November, the latest in a series of strong showings from the housing sector. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, November's Existing Home Sales rose to a seasonally-adjusted, annualized 4.42 million units nationwide --  a 4 percent climb from October 2011. An "existing home" is a home that has been previously occupied and cannot be categorized as new construction. Home buyers and sellers throughout DC should take note of November's numbers … [Read more...]

Oct 21

Despite 18% Contract Failure Rate, Home Resales Stay Strong

Despite fewer homes for sale nationwide, the number of home resales remains steady. According to data from the National Association of REALTORS®, on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, September's Existing Home Sales eased by 150,000 units, falling to 4.91 million units nationwide. An "existing home" is a home that's been previously occupied and, despite last month's drop, September's sales volume remains the second-highest on record since April 2011. This statistic is noteworthy … [Read more...]

Sep 27

Existing Home Sales Jump; Home Supplies Falling

Are home resales rebounding? According to the National Association of REALTORS®, Existing Home Sales rose 8 percent in August from the month prior, and 19 percent as compared to August of last year. "Existing homes" are homes that are previously owned; ones that cannot be considered new construction. A total of 5.0 million existing homes were sold last month on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis. This is slightly better than the 12-month home resale average, a statistic partially … [Read more...]

Aug 23

Existing Home Sales Slip In July

Home resales slipped in July. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, Existing Home Sales nationwide fell to 4.67 million units on a seasonally-adjusted annualized basis last month. It's the fourth straight month below the 5 million mark, and the report's lowest reading since November 2010. An "existing home" is a home that's been previously occupied or owned. In addition, the Existing Home Sales report showed home supplies rising nationwide. At the current pace of sales, in … [Read more...]

Apr 29

Pending Home Sales Point To Seller’s Market This Summer

The National Association of REALTORS® Pending Home Sales Index rose for the third straight month last month. A "pending home sale" is a home under contract to sell, but not yet closed. The Pending Home Sales Index rose 5 percent in March, posting its second-highest reading since April 2010. Not coincidentally, that month marked the expiration of last year's federal home buyer tax credit. Home buyers and sellers in District of Columbia would do well to watch the Pending Home Sales Index … [Read more...]