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Commercial Real Estate Vacancy Rates Improving, Rents Firming

February 24, 2012: 

All of the major commercial real estate sectors are seeing improved fundamentals, but multifamily housing is becoming a landlord’s market commanding bigger rent increases.

Existing-Home Sales Rise Again in January, Inventory Down

February 22, 2012: 

Existing-home sales rose in January, marking three gains in the past four months, while inventories continued to improve.

2011 Q4 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

February 6, 2012: 

2011 Q4: See what commercial practitioners had to say about market performance, sales and rental transactions, challenges, and expectations.

Metro Area Unemployment Trends

February 2, 2012: 

Find out which large metro areas and states had the lowest and highest unemployment rates.

5 Housing Markets Expected to Outshine All the Rest

January 31, 2012: 

Inman News released a report highlighting metro areas that are expected to “outshine many other markets in real estate performance this year.” In its report, Inman News scanned metro areas with populations over 150,000 to find where real estate sales volume is rising, job markets are growing, foreclosure activity is low, sales prices are appreciating, and home affordability is at high levels.

Pending Home Sales Decline in December, Remain Above a Year Ago

January 25, 2012: 

After reaching a 19-month high, pending home sales eased in December but stayed above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, declined 3.5 percent to 96.6 in December from 100.1 in November but is 5.6 percent above December 2010 when it was 91.5. The data reflects contracts but not closings.

December Existing-Home Sales Show Uptrend

January 20, 2012: 

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said these are early signs of what may be a sustained recovery. “The pattern of home sales in recent months demonstrates a market in recovery,” he said. “Record low mortgage interest rates, job growth and bargain home prices are giving more consumers the confidence they need to enter the market.”

Pending Home Sales

January 17, 2012: 

Research Reports

January 13, 2012: 

The NAR Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey breaks down the share of home sales by primary residences, vacation homes, or investment properties, and presents several characteristics of the non-primary residence transaction.

Housing Statistics

January 13, 2012: 

Here you'll find the list of NAR's housing statistics.

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