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Buyers Value Storage Space, In-Law Suites, NAR Survey Finds

March 13, 2013: 

The 2013 Profile of Buyers' Home Feature Preferences examines the features buyers prefer when it comes to purchasing a home, as well as the differences in preferences when it comes to factors such as region, demographics and household composition.

Seller's Market Emerges This Spring: Are You Ready?

March 12, 2013: 

"Buyer traffic is 40 percent above a year ago, so there is plenty of demand but insufficient inventory to improve sales more strongly," says NAR's chief economist.

Home Price Changes for Fourth Quarter 2012

March 11, 2013: 

Read about the rise in home prices in 2012 and the reasons behind the rise.

The Market Pulse Survey in Retrospect

March 11, 2013: 

Read this summary of the trends in consumers' views towards home buying and home ownership during the past nine years, a period of dramatic change.

Construction Job Gains a Sign of Positive Growth

March 11, 2013: 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its February Employment Report, and the numbers are promising for the housing market.

International Buyers: A Significant Part of Real Estate Sales

March 4, 2013: 

NAR has estimated residential sales to foreign buyers at $ 82.5Billion for the 12 months ended March 2012, approximately 8.8 percent of the total residential market by dollar volume.

January Existing-Home Sales See Price Gains, Seller's Market Developing

February 27, 2013: 

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discusses the rise of existing-home sales and home prices, and the developing seller's market.

January Pending Home Sales Up in All Regions

February 27, 2013: 

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discusses the rise in pending home sales in January, reflecting healthy gains in all regions but the West, which was constrained by low inventory.

January Pending Home Sales Up in All Regions

February 27, 2013: 

Pending home sales rose in January, and have been above year-ago levels for the past 21 months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. There were healthy monthly gains in all regions but the West, which is constrained by limited inventory but was slightly improved.

Economy Advances 2.2 Percent in 2012

February 26, 2013: 

This column gives an overview of the economy in 2012, covering consumer spending, government spending, employment, private businesses, international trade, and commercial real estate.

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