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Pending home sales close out 2016 on a high note

NAR explains what to watch for in 2017
Pending home sales finished the year out strong with an increase in December. However, sales were still weighed down by low inventory levels. The National Association of Realtors’ chief economist explains why that burden could start to lessen in 2017.
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Rising interest rates already slowing home sales

Pending home sales fall to lowest level since January
Recent reports showed the impact of the post-election rise in mortgage interest rates on borrowers looking to refinance, with higher interest rates shrinking the pool of borrowers who have incentive to refinance. Now, the housing industry is getting its first look at how higher interest rates may also affect the purchase market, as a new report from the National Association of Realtors shows that pending home sales slowed in November to the lowest level since January.
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Pending home sales hit highest level since July

Existing home sales for 2016 expected to be at highest pace since 2006
Pending home sales increased slightly in October, by enough to hit the highest level since July. In fact, the National Association of Realtors' chief economist believes that, at this pace, this year could close out with the highest pace in existing home sales since 2006.
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Pending home sales sink to lowest level since January

Further evidence housing recovery could stall
Pending home sales decreased in August following the previous month’s record high. It now seems July’s high could be an outcast as this marks the third month of declines in the past four. NAR’s chief economist warns of the consequences if the market doesn’t start to see more inventory soon.
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Pending home sales hit second highest point in decade

West led the nation in July
Pending home sales increased in July led by high gains in the West, which hit its highest month in more than three years. There is, however, still room for more growth. There’s little doubt there’d be more sales activity right now if there were more affordable listings on the market.
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California home sales gaining momentum

Posted fourth straight annual increase
Pending home sales in California show that existing home sales could see another increase in the fall if the momentum continues. The recent slow-down in San Francisco, however, leaves other markets to pull the momentum.
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Affordability constraints hold back pending home sales

Investor activity at lowest point since 2009
Pending home sales barely moved in June as current market conditions such as low inventory and high home prices prevented more growth. Until inventory conditions markedly improve, prospective buyers are likely to run into situations of being priced out of the market or outbid on the very few properties for sale.
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