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Housing Affordability Index to Set Annual Record for 2012

January 9, 2013: 

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®.

U.S. Census, HUD Release American Housing Survey

January 8, 2013: 

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.

Luxury Home Sales Soared Before End of Year

January 8, 2013: 

Wealthy home owners who were trying to beat the fiscal cliff helped send luxury home sales soaring at the end of 2012.

Joint NAR/Google Study Shows More People Use Internet to Research Homes for Sale

January 7, 2013: 

NAR and Google have released a joint report that examines the connection between consumer Internet use and online home search and shopping patterns. The study leverages NAR's custom research and Google's proprietary and third-party research.

Home Price Gains Are Expected in All States in the Next 12 Months

December 31, 2012: 

Based on responses to the November 2012 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, all states are expected to see home price increases in the next 12 months.

November Pending Home Sales Rise Again

December 28, 2012: 

Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years.

November Pending Home Sales Rise Again

December 28, 2012: 

Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Home Prices Rose in October

December 27, 2012: 

U.S. home prices in October were up 4.3 percent from a year ago, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index.

NAR Weighs Measure for Buyer Foot Traffic

December 27, 2012: 

NAR is working on developing a national index to measure the number of visits to houses for sale from prospective buyers.

Fannie: Housing Market Staying Resilient

December 21, 2012: 

Uncertainties over the looming fiscal cliff are restraining consumer and business confidence, but the housing market is staying resilient, Fannie Mae researchers report.

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