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What We're Reading: The Good Friday edition
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Home sales slowest since July 2012

Rising prices and weather blamed
March 20, 2014
Existing home sales fell again for the second month in a row, falling 0.4%. February’s pace of sales was the lowest since July 2012, when it stood at 4.59 million.
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NAR: Rising home prices infringe affordability

Home prices grow in most metros
February 11, 2014
The majority of metropolitan areas continued to experience strong year-over-year price growth in the fourth quarter, with the vast majority of homeowners witnessing significant gains in equity over the past two years.
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NAR's chief economist said what about the housing market?

If it feels like the recession's still on, there's a reason
February 10, 2014
The National Association of Realtors often warms to the positive side, but NAR's chief economist sounds almost like he's a little sour on the economy.
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Disappointing pending home sales blamed on winter weather

Signed real estate contracts fell 8.7% in December: NAR
January 30, 2014
Is it the winter weather, a slowdown in housing or a combination of both that caused real estate contract signings to cool in December?
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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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Pending home sales fall on declining home affordability

NAR: Contract signings reach lowest level since Dec. 2012
October 28, 2013
Pending home sales declined 5.6% from August to September, as home affordability receded under the influence of higher mortgage rates, home prices and consumer uncertainty over the state of the U.S. government and national economy.
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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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Mortgage rates continue to slow the market

Pending home sales drop 1.3%
August 28, 2013
As mortgage rates trend higher, the market is reacting a bit with pending home sales dropping 1.3% from June to July.
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Pending home sales reach highest level since 2006

June 27, 2013
Pending home sales soared in May, reaching their highest level in seven years, the National Association of Realtors reports. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index rose 6.7%...
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NAR: Buyer traffic up 29% from a year ago

June 20, 2013
Existing-home sales improved for the second month in a row in May, up significantly from a year ago, while the median sales price continued to increase...
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