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Home Sales and Job Creation would Rise with Sensible Lending Standards

September 17, 2012: 

Survey findings and an analysis of historic credit scores and loan performance show that a return to safe and sound lending standards would boost home sales and add jobs.

Number of Improving Housing Markets Grows

September 11, 2012: 

More metro areas have seen an uptick in housing permits, employment, and home prices in the last six consecutive months, according to an improving markets index.

Latest Housing Affordability Index Offers Reassurance

September 7, 2012: 

The recent Existing Home Sales release published showed a 5th consecutive month of home prices higher than a year ago. What does this mean for affordability? The answer may surprise you.

More Housing Indexes Point to Pricing Rebound

September 5, 2012: 

Several housing indicators in recent months are all revealing something that buyers and sellers can no longer deny: Home prices are rising in most markets.

Housing Market Shows 'Sustainable' Improvement

September 5, 2012: 

The rebounding market has economists predicting that housing will likely add to economic growth this year for the first time in seven years.

Homes Selling More Quickly, Time on Market Down with Tighter Supplies

September 5, 2012: 

The typical amount of time it takes to sell a home is shrinking, and for traditional sellers is now in the range of historic norms for a balanced market.

Video: July Pending Home Sales Rebound

August 29, 2012: 

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about pending home sales in July, 2012, which rose to the highest level in over two years and remain well above year-ago levels.

July Pending Home Sales Rebound

August 29, 2012: 

Pending home sales rose in July to the highest level in over two years and remain well above year-ago levels.

Home Price Monitor

August 27, 2012: 

Highlights:

  • Case Shiller data showed the first annual increase in June while other data series show a continued 4 to 5 months of annual increases.
  • NAR data for July show the typical end of summer slowdown as prices dipped somewhat from June.
  • New home prices continue to fluctuate greatly due to low levels of construction and purchase activity; presently new home prices show some weakness.
  • Distressed sales, which hold back existing home prices

Commercial Real Estate Recovering at a Slower Pace

August 27, 2012: 

Positive underlying fundamentals continue to support all of the major commercial real estate sectors, but a slowdown in job creation and ongoing tight loan availability has tempered growth in some areas.

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