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Items Tagged with 'Existing home sales'


Sterne Agee: Housing continues to struggle

Builder opportunities exist in light of shrinking inventories
July 30, 2014
A note to clients from Sterne Agee reports on the state of the homebuilder market, which shows housing continues to struggle against falling inventories and subpar sales.
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Existing home sales in June down 2.3% YOY

Slight uptick from May brings pace to highest since October 2013
July 22, 2014
Existing home sales declined 2.3% in June 2014 from June 2013, reaching an annual pace of 5 million sales for the first time since October 2013, while rising inventory continues to push overall supply towards a more balanced market, according to the National Association of Realtors.
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Sellers put more homes on the market in May

Existing home inventory posts new record high
June 23, 2014
The number of existing homes on the market surged to the highest level in almost two years, giving the housing market a bit of good news.
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Existing home sales surge 4.9% in May

Is this the light at the end of the tunnel?
June 23, 2014
According to newly released data from the National Association of Realtors, May’s existing home sales rose by nearly 5% over April’s numbers. May’s month-over-month gain of 4.9% was the highest monthly rise since August 2011.
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4 charts show the phony thrill of existing home sales

Down 5% year-over-year, and guess where the only growth is?
June 23, 2014
The 4.9% increase in sales from April to May that’s making the dutifully exuberant headlines in the mainstream financial press isn’t the story. These four charts explain why they're putting lipstick on a pig.
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Has spring buying season finally arrived?

Existing-home sales up for first time in 2014
May 22, 2014
"We’ll continue to see a balancing act between housing inventory and price growth, which remains stronger than normal simply because there have not been enough sellers in many areas," said Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist. "More inventory and increased new-home construction will help to foster healthy market conditions."
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This one chart explains exactly what's wrong with housing sales

Sales hobbled, but not by what you think
May 22, 2014
A single chart in the data from the National Association of Realtors report is the Rosetta Stone for understanding that we have two housing markets, not one in this country, and one is flourishing while the other is experiencing epic fail.
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From HW Magazine

Gasping for air

Pundits may point to housing recovery - but deeper waters yet lie ahead
May 1, 2014
With broad media coverage on rising home prices, everyone from potential borrowers to industry insiders wants to know if housing is finally on safe ground. Home prices are definitely on the rise. Nationally, home prices grew by 14% in 2013, coming on the heels of a 9% rise in 2012.
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Pending home sales tick up from February but 7.9% below March 2013

Biggest gains in the South, West
April 28, 2014
The National Association of Realtors pending home sales index rose 3.4% to 97.4 from an upwardly revised 94.2 in February, but is 7.9% below March 2013 when it was 105.7.
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Here’s why the spring buying season is kicking off flat

Sales down, prices up
April 22, 2014
The pent-up housing demand apparently saw its shadow and is still in hiding – existing home sales declined in March, the first real month of the spring buying season, even as prices continue to rise.
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