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Existing-Home Sales Rise in October with Ongoing Price and Equity Gains

November 19, 2012: 

Sales of existing homes increased in October, even with some regional impact from Hurricane Sandy, while home prices continued to rise due to lower levels of inventory supply, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Established Households Dominate Market

November 15, 2012: 

NAR's 2012 Home Buyer and Home Seller Survey shows a strengthening in the older, married, higher-income, move-up buyer market. Read more to find out why.

Down Payments at Lowest Level Since 2009

November 14, 2012: 

The median down payment provided by home buyers dropped this year to its lowest level since 2009.

Real Estate Research: Local, National Trends

November 13, 2012: 

National trends don't always show up at the local level, researchers warn practitioners.

An Uneven Commercial Recovery

November 12, 2012: 

Even as the fundamentals in the residential real estate market improve, the commercial sector is "hobbling to recovery," said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo's Commercial Real Estate Forum.

NAR Survey of Home Buyers and Sellers Shows Dual Income Couples Fueling Market

November 10, 2012: 

Dual income households are comprising a greater portion of the housing market and helping sales recover, according to an annual study released today.

Commercial Market Sluggish, Yet Investment Continues to Improve

November 9, 2012: 

The commercial real estate market continues to recover at a sluggish pace. However, commercial real estate remains a solid investment, according to NAR.

Housing Market Uptrend Expected Through 2014

November 9, 2012: 

The housing market recovery should continue through the coming years, assuming there are no further limitations on the availability of mortgage credit or a "fiscal cliff," according to forecast presentations at a residential forum here at the 2012 Realtors® Conference and Expo.

Metro Area Home Prices Show Stronger Increases in Third Quarter, Sales Up

November 7, 2012: 

Growth in metropolitan area median home prices increased in the third quarter, and more areas are showing gains, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

How Will Sandy's Damage Affect Real Estate?

November 5, 2012: 

The damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy will create a market slowdown in the short term, but the areas affected will likely see a big boost in later months.