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

HOME SALES HEATED UP HEADING INTO WINTER

HOME SALES HEATED UP HEADING INTO WINTER

New and Existing Home Sales were something to celebrate in November, while home prices continued to heat up. The National Association of REALTORS® reported that Existing Home Sales in November edged higher by 0.7 percent from October to an annual … Continue reading

ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE

ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE

Builder Confidence in September jumped to its highest level since October 2015, as reported in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index. The NAHB gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the … 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

“BREXIT” OF CHAMPIONS

“BREXIT” OF CHAMPIONS

After months of divisive rhetoric on Britain’s exit from the European Union (or “Brexit,” as it is known), voters went to the polls on June 23 stunning investors by opting to leave the economic and political partnership of 43 years. … Continue reading