Pending home sales fell in December to their lowest levels since October 2011, NAR reports.
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The number of homes sitting empty across the country remains high.
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.
The condo market is on an upswing, but sales are still more than 30 percent short of their peak.
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.
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.
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.
In this economic update, the Research staff analyzes current homeownership rates in the U.S
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.