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Pending Home Sales Slowed in June

After three consecutive months of solid gains, pending home sales slowed modestly in June, according to the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, declined 1.1 percent to 102.7 in June …

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NAR® Announces Major National Advertising Campaign

WASHINGTON – As a new generation of home buyers enters into recovering real estate markets across the country, the National Association of Realtors® announced the launch of a major national advertising campaign in conjunction with realtor.com®, as well as a …

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Homebuilder Confidence Jumps in July

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported its July Housing Market Index (HMI)—also known as the “homebuilder confidence index”—rose to 53 from the June reading of 49. Economists had been expecting a less-significant increase to 50. The report was …

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Markets Improve; Mergers Heat Up

The Hardware Retailing Stock Index posted another positive close in June, buoyed by an improving housing market and gradually strengthening economic conditions. The index rose 6.71 points, or 0.55 percent, and closed at 1235.05. Advancing issues easily topped declining issues …

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International Home Buyers Continue to Invest in U.S. Market

Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the U.S. to purchase properties and make real estate investments. According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, for …

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Existing-Home Sales Up in May, Inventory Levels Improving

Existing-home sales rose strongly in May and inventory gains continued to help moderate price growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four regions of the country experienced sales gains compared to a month earlier. Total existing-home sales1, which …

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Pending Home Sales Spike

Pending home sales rose sharply in May, with lower mortgage rates and increased inventory accelerating the market, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four regions of the country saw increases in pending sales, with the Northeast and West …

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Home Improvement Manufacturers Share Positive Sentiments

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index improved in June to 337.5 from 320.8 in May. Manufacturers also indicate plans to invest in mobile devices and confirm the importance of a strong housing …

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