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The year 2012 ended on a high note for real estate, with the current conditions confidence index up across all property types.
The numbers are looking up for the 55-plus housing market. But there's a question of how long these numbers will be available, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun gives the statistics for December 2012 existing-home sales and explains what they mean in the context of recent years.
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.
This report highlights the results of a survey of international sales experiences of Florida REALTORS® in 2012.
Google and NAR have collaborated to uncover trends and insights around digital media usage among home shoppers, whether they were looking for an existing home, a newly constructed home, or an apartment. Together, Google and NAR's individual research results tell a cohesive story about today's uber-connected home shopper.
The activity is "one of the many indicators showing that the worst of the recession is probably over and we're starting to inch back," says a demographer on the increase in moves between counties.
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®.
The U.S. Census Bureau and HUD recently released their biennual comprehensive national housing survey, which provides data on housing inventories, demographics, home improvements, mortgages, and more.