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Frigid Weather, Rising Prices Cooling Sales Contracts

February 5, 2014: 

Pending home sales fell in December to their lowest levels since October 2011, NAR reports.

Whither the Weather: This Winter's Weather's Effects on the Residential Market

February 5, 2014: 

How much responsibility does this winter's weather bear for the slip in contract signings, and what does it mean for sales in the months ahead?

Vacancy Rates Remain Above Pre-Bubble Levels

February 5, 2014: 

The number of homes sitting empty across the country remains high.

Clear Capital Pops Housing Bubble Fears

February 5, 2014: 

Following the double-digit growth in home prices last year, economists predict the gains will now fall into line with inflation and more historical rates of growth.
 

Condo Revival Slowly Emerging?

February 5, 2014: 

The condo market is on an upswing, but sales are still more than 30 percent short of their peak.

Double-Digit Gains for Home Prices in 2013

February 5, 2014: 

Home prices posted the highest annual rate of increase since 2005, with 10 states and the District of Columbia reaching new all-time price peaks, CoreLogic reports.

Cash Sales: 32% of Residential Sales

February 4, 2014: 

32% of REALTORS® reported that their last sale in December was a cash sale, and many REALTORS® have reported that cash buyers typically win against those buyers needing to obtain a mortgage.

A Deeper Look at the Latest Existing Home Sales Data

February 4, 2014: 

December 2013 existing-home sales increased slightly over Nov. 2013; the national median existing-home price for all housing types was $198,000. See the visual data.

U.S. Homeownership Rates

February 3, 2014: 

In this economic update, the Research staff analyzes current homeownership rates in the U.S

January 2014 Mortgage Originators Survey

January 31, 2014: 

This survey asks a sample of mortgage lenders about the QM rule’s impact on their business and how the rule could in turn impact consumers.

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