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Julián Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

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Pending home sales drop 7.3% YOY on flat wages, short supply

Biggest drop and biggest miss of 2014 augurs ill for housing
July 28, 2014

Pending home sales dropped off in June, according to the National Association of Realtors, dropping 1.1% from May and falling 7.3% from June 2014 in the biggest decline in 2014 and the biggest miss of expectations in 2014 as well.

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Pending home sales move up 6.1%

Weakness shows in eighth straight month of annual declines
June 30, 2014
The housing industry picked up a little good news, with May pending home sales rising 6.1% from April, but it won’t be enough to compensate for weak pending home sales so far this year. This is the eighth consecutive month of year-over-year declines in pending home sales.
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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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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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