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  • Theresa Hatton becomes CEO of Massachusetts Association of Realtors

    Hatton moves from staff of New York's Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors
    Theresa Hatton, the former director of professional development and industry relations for New York's Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, started on Monday as the CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. MAR conducted a five-and-a-half-month nationwide search to fill its leadership role.
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  • Pending home sales show signs of hope in March

    Contract signings rise 3.8% as mortgage rates fall
    Pending home sales advanced 3.8% in March as lower mortgage rates brought more buyers into the market, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said although home sales data has been exceptionally volatile over the past several months, he predicts numbers will begin to climb more consistently.
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  • Realtors get pricing tool to show homebuyers what they can afford

    Results vary per housing market
    The algorithm draws from the listing prices of homes currently on the market. After configuring the property they want – is a third bath really worth $70,000? – buyers can view the monthly mortgage payment for a home with those characteristics, along with estimates of property taxes and insurance. Then, they can look at a list of properties for sale that meet their criteria.
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  • HousingWire expands coverage to serve real estate agent community

    KK Howley joins as real estate editor to cover news and analysis for agent / broker audience
    Real estate agents face myriad challenges in simply earning a living. The emergence of real estate services and search engines as well as the advent of the iBuyer movement both pose major challenges to the ability of these agents to grow their businesses and serve homeowners in their local communities. HousingWire's coverage will better equip agents to help their clients make more informed home purchase and financing decisions, build stronger referral relationships and build sustainable businesses.
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  • Pending home sales show modest retreat in February

    NAR reveals a 1% decline last month after substantial January gains
    Pending home sales dropped 1% in February, declining 4.9% from last year, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said that considering the fact that January's pending contracts were up nearly 5%, the 1% drop in February is not a significant concern, although it's clear that activity this spring will not match last year's frenzied pace.
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  • NAR: Pending home sales climb in all major regions

    Pending home sales climb 4.6% in January
    Pending home sales reversed course in January, rebounding in all four major regions, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said a change in Federal Reserve policy and the reopening of the government were very beneficial to the market.
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  • NAR: Pending home sales unscathed from partial government shutdown

    Home transactions delayed, but expected to go forward
    Pending home sales fell on an annual basis for the 12th consecutive month in December, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said the partial government shutdown has not caused any obvious damage to home sales.
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  • NAR: Pending home sales retreat for 11th consecutive month

    All regions but Northeast and West see decline
    Pending home sales fell on an annual basis for the 11th consecutive month in November, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said the latest government shutdown will further harm the housing market.
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