HOUSING WRAP-UP

HOUSING WRAP-UP

For Existing Home Sales, 2016 was the best year in a decade, even though December’s numbers declined 2.8 percent from November. The National Association of REALTORS┬« reported total sales in 2016 of 5.45 million units on an annualized basis, the … Continue reading

KEY HOUSING DATA RISES HEADING INTO FALL

KEY HOUSING DATA RISES HEADING INTO FALL

Existing home sales rose in September, with first-time buyers claiming a 34 percent share of home purchases, a high not seen in over four years. After two straight monthly declines, Existing Home Sales in September jumped 3.2 percent from August. … Continue reading

HOUSING WINS GOLD

HOUSING WINS GOLD

Housing and construction are important sectors because a robust housing market can have a cascade of positive effects through the entire economy. Here’s what’s happening. New Home Sales surged to a nine-year high due to a strengthening job market and … Continue reading

HOUSING BRINGS THE HEAT

HOUSING BRINGS THE HEAT

Summer often signals a jump in housing activity. This year was no exception. The National Association of REALTORS┬« reported June Existing Home Sales rose by 1.1 percent from May and were up 3 percent from June of last year, remaining … Continue reading

HOUSING STILL A HOT SPOT IN ECONOMY

HOUSING STILL A HOT SPOT IN ECONOMY

Home sales and home prices continued to rise around much of the country heading into summer. The National Association of REALTORS┬« reported that June Existing Home Sales rose by 1.1 percent from May, coming in above expectations at 5.57 million … Continue reading