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Items Tagged with 'housing inventory'


Northwest housing market picks up into summer

July 7, 2014
The Northwest housing market is improving, as several key indicators witnessed increases from 2013, including inventory and pending sales.
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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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Housing inventory more than doubles in these 5 cities

Spoiler: One city even posted an 82.5% increase
June 16, 2014
Inventory may be tight, but it has traveled a long way from last year's levels, with five cities recording massive improvement. Combined with last week's strong reports, it just might bode well for the housing market.
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This is the biggest challenge to first-time homebuyers

Zillow: Inventories tightest in Houston, San Antonio, Boston
May 21, 2014
One of the biggest challenges for first-time homebuyers is the tightening inventory in major markets.
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Rick Sharga: Is this the end of the housing recovery?

Maybe it wasn’t the snow after all
April 24, 2014
The double whammy over the past few days of flat existing home sales and a disastrous drop in new home sales appears to have dimmed many analysts’ views of the housing market recovery. So is the housing recovery over?
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Where are home sales headed?

Realtors: Strength hinges on job market
January 23, 2014
Existing-home sales experienced a slight increase and grew 1% to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.87 million in December from 4.82 million in November, due to weather, mortgage rates and continuous home prices gains.
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Headwinds ahead for housing

Sales surge 25.4%, but lending rules and rates pose challenges
December 4, 2013
There may be major headwinds ahead for housing as inventory levels shrink and rates rise. Not to mention, the slew of new mortgage rules hitting the market in January.
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Existing-home sales slip from four-year high

Affordability hits five-year low
October 21, 2013
Existing-home sales slipped in September after posting their highest level in nearly four years, the National Association of Realtors reported.
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CoreLogic data: Housing recovery is undeniable

The only question is will it last?
September 20, 2013
The housing recovery is undeniable even if some analysts believe it's built on artificial lifts or unlikely to last long-term.
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Housing inventory expands as market shifts

Sellers test the waters again
September 12, 2013
Sellers are easing back into the housing market, with inventories growing again in August, standing just 2.5% below year ago levels.
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