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Pending Home Sales Down in December but Remain on Uptrend

January 28, 2013: 

Pending home sales declined in December but have stayed above year-ago levels for 20 consecutive months.

Video Increasingly Important in the Home Search

January 28, 2013: 

Today's buyers are relying more and more on the use of videos to help them with their search for a home. See the statistics on the types of videos they're watching.

Confidence Index Up For All Property Types

January 24, 2013: 

The year 2012 ended on a high note for real estate, with the current conditions confidence index up across all property types.

The Future of 55+ Housing

January 23, 2013: 

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).

Existing-Home Sales Slip in December, Prices Continue to Rise

January 22, 2013: 

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 Slip in December, Prices Continue to Rise; 2012 Totals Up

January 22, 2013: 

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.

Digital House Hunt

January 16, 2013: 

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.

Census: Americans Are Moving More

January 14, 2013: 

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.

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.