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Pending home sales declined in December but have stayed above year-ago levels for 20 consecutive months.
Existing-home sales eased in December but are well above a year ago, while limited inventory maintained the upward momentum in home prices, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total sales in 2012 were the highest in five years, while the annual price rose the most since 2005.
The National Association of Realtors®' venture capital fund Second Century Ventures has become a strategic investor in Symform, a revolutionary, distributed cloud backup service. This relationship will give Realtors® access to electronic data management resources they can use to organize and protect the information of home buyers, sellers and investors in the real estate transaction.
The National Association of Realtors®, along with Second Century Ventures today announced BombBomb, a video email marketing platform, as the first company selected for its REach™ accelerator program.
The National Association of Realtors® applauds the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for creating a broadly defined Qualified Mortgage rule that establishes strong consumer protections while ensuring continued access to safe, affordable mortgage credit.
The Good Neighbor Society is seeking applications from Realtors® who work on small-scale charitable efforts that have potential for growth. Five Volunteering Works applicants will be selected to receive a year of one-on-one mentoring from a member of the Good Neighbor Society and a $1,000 grant as seed money to help implement improvements to their community program.
With 11 months of data reported, 2012 will clearly go down as a record year for favorable housing affordability conditions, and a great year for buyers who could get a mortgage, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
NAR and Google have released a joint report that examines the connection between consumer Internet use and online home search and shopping patterns. The study leverages NAR's custom research and Google's proprietary and third-party research.
Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
Existing-home sales continued to improve in November with low inventory supply pressuring home prices, according to the National Association of Realtors®.