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Median existing-home prices declined modestly in the second quarter with 27 percent of metropolitan areas experiencing price gains from a year ago, while state home sales declined from the second quarter of 2010.
As the National Association of Realtors® Home Ownership Matters bus crosses Missouri this week, a stop in Joplin, Mo., today will underscore Realtors®’ commitment to rebuilding the local community.
National Association of Realtors® President Ron Phipps called on Congress to resolve the mounting debt ceiling crisis before the August 2 deadline.
Washington, DC, July 28, 2011 -- Public and private sector workers in the Northeast need more affordable housing opportunities. In response, the National Association of Realtors®, in partnership with the National Housing Conference, will host a regional forum today in Boston to help develop solutions to workforce housing issues.
Any changes to the mortgage interest deduction now or in the future could threaten recent progress toward stabilizing the housing market, critically erode home prices and values, destroy middle-class wealth accumulation and hurt economic growth.
Pending home sales increased in June following a wide swing down in April and then up in May, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Activity increased in the West and South but declined in the Midwest and Northeast; all regions show strong double-digit gains from a year ago.
If regulators get their way, many qualified home buyers in Memphis, Tenn., may be shut out of the market very soon. That’s one of the reasons the National Association of Realtors® will be in town this weekend as part of its Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour.
Existing-home sales eased in June as contract cancellations spiked unexpectedly, although prices were up slightly. Sales gains in the Midwest and South were offset by declines in the Northeast and West. Single-family home sales were stable while the condo sector weakened.
As NAR’s Home Ownership Matters bus crosses Alabama this week, Realtors® are providing assistance to victims of the April 27 tornadoes with funds raised from Realtor® donations across the country.
In a letter to Shaun Donovan, secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Timothy Geithner, secretary of the Treasury; and Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council, NAR offered its recommendations for helping stabilize and revitalize the housing industry and economy.