New home sales plummet 14.5% in March

New home sales plummet 14.5% in March

Spring buying season off with a whimper

HUD’s Donovan: This is the worst rental crisis in this nation, ever

Says administration is very pleased with Johnson-Crapo

WFC can't keep alleged bogus foreclosure manual out of court

U.S. judge allows discovery on Tirelli's smoking gun

Items Tagged with 'National Association of Realtors'


FHA to Realtors (and everyone else): We’re not lowering rates

But acknowledged that rates may have reached a “tipping point” that could drive buyers away
April 10, 2014
"Now is not the time to roll those premiums back," Federal Housing Administration Commissioner Carol Galante said. "Right now we are priced appropriately and are reaching out to creditworthy individuals.”
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Realtors to FHA: Your mortgage insurance rates drive buyers away

Claims as many as 375,000 buyers were priced out of the market in 2013
April 2, 2014
Letter claims that as many as 125,000 to 375,000 prospective buyers were priced out of the market in 2013 by the FHA’s high insurance premiums and mortgage insurance requirement.
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Buyers bounce back into vacation home market

While investment home sales were down 8.5%
April 2, 2014
Vacation home sales jumped 29.7% to an estimated 717,000 in 2013, up from 553,000 in 2012.
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Case-Shiller: Home prices drop for third consecutive month

Buyers' advantage as yearly price gains slow
March 25, 2014
Home prices declined in January for the third straight month, slowing the pace of year-over-year appreciation, according to the key 20-city S&P/Case-Shiller survey of home prices.
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NAR President: "We want GSE reform to take place now"

White House seeks housing influencer opinion
March 21, 2014
Now that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reform talk is at the forefront of the table, National Association of Realtors President Steve Brown is ready to get the balling rolling on progress.
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Realtors sue Zillow for breach of contract

Lawsuit alleges violation of trade secrets
March 17, 2014
Move and the National Association of Realtors have filed a lawsuit against Zillow alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of trade secrets.
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How is home price growth pushing sellers to market?

Realtor inventories grow just in time for spring buying season
March 13, 2014
Homeowners are responding to home price gains by putting their homes on the market at a pace 10% faster than this time last year.
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Existing home sales hit lowest level in year and a half

Weather? Also blame flood insurance for falling sales
February 21, 2014
January home sales tumbled to the lowest level in a year and a half after the market hinged on the potential of a better report. But home prices, rates and weather were not the only factors pushing existing-home sales down.
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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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