Only “Number Jesters” report 2Q economic growth at 4% pace

4 factors weighing down housing in the second half of 2014

Will housing collapse?

Altos: Critics wrong about housing, it’s going to soar

2015 will see notable price appreciation

Items Tagged with 'National Association of Realtors'


Industry competition, DDoS attacks can't stop Move

2Q earnings increase 9 quarters straight
July 30, 2014
Despite a DDoS attack that put the company out of service for a couple of days and increased competition, Move managed to still record an increase in revenue.
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NAR: Big banks exiting FHA loans is a "bad trend"

JPMorgan Chase debates stopping FHA-backed loans
July 18, 2014
Just as the Federal Housing Administration is celebrating its 80th anniversary, big banks are debating ending their lending relationships with the administration.
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NAHB joins NAR in reporting "good news" about housing "recovery"

I guess the housing recovery is real after all...not
July 16, 2014
While I could make a case that no one wants to see the housing industry get back on a firm foundation more than yours truly, there is too much evidence mounting that the overall housing market is headed for another downturn.
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NAR: One chart shows widening affordability gap

Home prices keep trending higher
July 15, 2014
Housing affordability is taking a giant hit as home prices continue to rise, and this chart shows just how severe the decline is.
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Touting the “most accurate data,” site launches new ad campaign
July 14, 2014
Zillow and Trulia may be breaking records, but has launched a new advertising campaign designed to hit the big boys where it hurts — the quality of each sites’ listings.
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Castro’s confirmation as HUD Secretary met with industry approval

President Obama, others praise San Antonio mayor
July 9, 2014
"I applaud the bipartisan majority of Senators who today confirmed Julián Castro as our next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development," President Obama said. "Julián is a proven leader, a champion for safe, affordable housing and strong, sustainable neighborhoods."
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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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Effinger: The reality behind NAR’s spin on home sales

It's better to educate consumers
June 24, 2014
Following HousingWire reporter Trey Garrison’s piece “4 charts show the phony thrill of existing home sales,” Lynn Effinger argues that NAR and other trade associations involved in the industry need to spend less time spinning and more time educating consumers.
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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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Move receives ransom demand to stop cyber attack

Strategic DDoS attack clogs website
June 20, 2014
Move faced a distributed denial of service attack starting mid-day June 17. Since then, the company has received a ransom demand, which it chose not to respond to.
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