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Florida’s existing home, condo sales rise in June 2009
June’s sales also were higher than May’s; and for the 2nd month in a row, the existing home median was higher than the previous month’s.
 
Existing-home sales up again, says NAR
Existing-home sales up again, says NAR
 
FAR: Fla. home, condo sales up in May
Things are looking up: existing single-family homes sales, condo sales and – for the first time in many months – the median sales price.
 
May existing-home sales continue rising trend, says NAR
May existing-home sales continue rising trend, says NAR
 
How much do foreclosures affect prices?
How much do foreclosures affect prices?
 
Florida’s existing home, condo sales rise in April 2009
Florida’s existing home, condo sales rise in April 2009. April existing home sales increased 18% over year-ago numbers, and condo sales rose 21%. National existing-home sales also climbed.
 
Existing-home sales rise in April, says NAR
Existing-home sales rise in April, says NAR
 
Watch for legal traps with distressed sales
Watch for legal traps with distressed sales. Short sales and REOs can grow a business today, but tread slowly: Some tasks could expose you to legal liability.
 
Florida’s existing home, condo sales rise in 1Q 2009
Sales of existing single-family homes in Florida rose 25 percent in first quarter 2009 compared to the same period a year earlier, according to FAR – the third consecutive quarter for higher existing home sales. Statewide existing condo sales in the first quarter rose 19 percent compared to 1Q 2008. Nationally, NAR says sales of all housing types slipped in the first quarter.
 
NAR: Foreclosure, short sale discounts weigh down median prices
NAR: Foreclosure, short sale discounts weigh down median prices
 
Florida’s existing home, condo sales rise in March 2009
Florida’s existing home, condo sales rise in March 2009
 
March existing-home sales slip but first-time buyers rise, says NAR
March existing-home sales slip but first-time buyers rise, says NAR
 
Florida Realtors and Gov. Crist agree: ‘Now’s the time to buy’ a home in Florida
Florida Realtors and Gov. Crist agree: ‘Now’s the time to buy’ a home in Florida
 
FAR supports push to advance homebuyer tax credit aid
FAR supports push to advance homebuyer tax credit aid
 
NAR: Pending home sales rise 2.1 percent
NAR: Pending home sales rise 2.1 percent
 
2008 second-home sales decline; more buyers pay cash
2008 second-home sales decline; more buyers pay cash
 
U.S. government: Home prices up 1.7 percent month-to-month
WASHINGTON, DC – March 25, 2009 – U.S. home prices rose 1.7 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from December to January, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) monthly House Price Index. In December, the FHFA first reported a 0.1 percent increase, which was later revised to a 0.2 percent decline. FHFA (www.fhfa.gov) regulates Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks as authorized by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.
 
National existing-home sales rise in February
WASHINGTON – March 23, 2009 – Existing-home sales increased in February, reversing losses in January; but even so, sales activity remains relatively soft, reflecting additional layoffs and buyers waiting for housing provisions in the economic stimulus package to take effect, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).
 
Florida’s existing home, condo sales rise in February 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. – March 23, 2009 – Florida’s existing home sales rose in February, making it the sixth consecutive month that sales activity showed increases in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). February’s statewide sales also increased over January’s figures in both the existing home and existing condo markets.
 
Pending home sales down – housing affordability at record high
WASHINGTON – March 3, 2009 – Pending home sales declined on the heels of a weakening economy as some buyers wait for clarity on housing stimulus provisions, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).
 
Florida’s existing home, condo sales rise in January 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 25, 2009 – Florida’s existing home sales rose in January, making it the fifth month in a row that sales activity showed increases in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). Existing home sales rose 24 percent last month with a total of 8,450 homes sold statewide compared to 6,810 homes sold in January 2008, according to FAR.
 
January existing-home sales fall, inventory down, says NAR
WASHINGTON – Feb. 25, 2009 – Existing-home sales declined in January with some buyers waiting to see how details of the economic stimulus package would affect them, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). At the same time, inventories fell to a two-year low.
 
Florida’s existing home, condo sales rise in 4Q 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 12, 2009 – Sales of existing single-family homes in Florida rose 13 percent in fourth quarter 2008 compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the latest housing statistics from the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). A total of 30,163 existing homes sold statewide in 4Q 2008; during the same period the year before, a total of 26,635 existing homes sold statewide. It marks the second consecutive quarter that Florida has reported higher existing home sales; sales activity rose 5 percent in 3Q 2008 compared to the same period the previous year, according to FAR.
 
NAR: 4Q 2008 metro home prices down as buyers purchase distressed property
NAR: 4Q 2008 metro home prices down as buyers purchase distressed property
 
Florida’s existing housing market reflects mortgage, economic issues at year-end 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 26, 2009 – Florida’s housing market mirrored the national trend in 2008, as mortgage industry troubles, unsettled financial markets, tightened credit and other economic issues impacted sales and prices. By year’s end, a total of 124,215 existing homes sold statewide, a decrease of 4 percent compared to 129,855 homes sold statewide in 2007, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR).
 
Florida’s existing home, condo sales rise in December 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 26, 2009 – Florida’s existing home sales rose in December, making it the fourth consecutive month that sales activity demonstrated gains in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). December’s statewide sales also increased over November’s figures in both the existing home and existing condo markets.
 
Existing-home sales show strong gain in December, says NAR
WASHINGTON – Jan. 26, 2009 – Existing-home sales rose unexpectedly while inventory declined, led by a surge of sales in the West, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).
 
AUCTIONS ON THE RISE
Nearly $17 billion in homes were auctioned off in 2008, and the figure would be even higher if foreclosures sold at sheriff auctions were included in the tally. Experts say private auction houses have seen a jump in business as lenders turn to them to unload real estate owned (REO) properties, home builders look to get rid of surplus inventory, and highly motivated home sellers seek out speedy sales.
 
Economic slump weakens pending home sales
WASHINGTON – Jan. 7, 2009 – After holding fairly stable for a year, pending home sales declined in the face of job losses and an eroding economy, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).
 
SIGNS OF A REBOUND?
Sales are picking up in markets where prices are deflated, but the business is different than it was before the bubble burst, observers say. The housing market in deflated states – like Arizona, California, Florida and Nebraska – show signs of a rebound.
 
Pending home sales down slightly
WASHINGTON – Dec. 9, 2008 – Pending home sales eased against a deteriorating economic backdrop but remain in a stable range, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).
 
Florida’s existing home, condo sales rise in October 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – Nov. 24, 2008 – For the second month in a row, Florida’s existing home sales rose in October, with Florida Realtors® reporting a 15 percent increase in activity in the year-to-year comparison; last month’s sales of existing condos statewide increased 5 percent in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors (FAR).
 
Housing affordability rises to highest level in four years
WASHINGTON – Nov. 19, 2008 – With home prices decreasing and interest rates holding at historically low levels, the number of potential homebuyers nationwide who can afford to buy new and existing homes has reached the highest level in more than four years, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).
 
Florida’s existing home sales increase in 3Q 2008
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 18, 2008 – Sales of existing single-family homes in Florida rose 5 percent in third quarter 2008 compared to the same period last year, according to the latest housing statistics from the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). A total of 33,203 existing homes sold statewide in 3Q 2008; during the same period last year, a total of 31,558 existing homes sold statewide.
 
Home prices rise in some metros, buyers more active in other areas, says NAR
WASHINGTON – Nov. 18, 2008 – Four out of five metropolitan areas recorded lower home prices in the third quarter from a year earlier, while existing-home sales fell in 32 states from the second quarter, according to the latest quarterly survey by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).
 
Florida’s existing home, condo sales increase in September 2008
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 24, 2008 – For the first time in almost three years, Florida’s existing home sales rose in September, noting a 24 percent increase in activity in the year-to-year comparison; last month’s sales of existing condos statewide increased 11 percent in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR).
 
Existing-home sales rise on improved affordability, says NAR
WASHINGTON – Oct. 24, 2008 – Existing-home sales increased last month as buyers responded to improved housing affordability conditions, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
 
Existing-home sales slide on tight mortgage availability, says NAR
WASHINGTON – Sept. 24, 2008 – Existing-home sales were down in August following a healthy gain in July as tight mortgage credit curtailed activity, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Sales rose in the Midwest and South but fell in the Northeast and West.
 
Several Florida metro areas continue upswing in existing home, condo sales in August
ORLANDO, Fla. – Sept. 24, 2008 – For the second month in a row, several of Florida’s metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) reported increased sales of both existing single-family homes and existing condos in August 2008, according to the latest housing statistics released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR).
 
Florida’s existing home sales remain level in July 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – Aug. 25, 2008 – Single-family existing home sales rose in Florida for the first time in more than two years: While only six more homes sold in July 2008 than in July 2007, it could indicate stabilization in Florida’s housing sector, according to the latest housing statistics released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR).
 
Florida’s existing housing market shows improving conditions in June 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. — July 24, 2008 – Many Florida Realtors® statewide noted positive movement in their local housing markets in June, with an upswing in the statewide median price reported for both existing home sales and condominium sales over May 2008, according to the latest housing statistics released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR).
 
Existing-home sales down in June, says NAR
WASHINGTON – July 24, 2008 – Existing-home sales – including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – fell 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.86 million units in June from a pace of 4.99 million in May, and are 15.5 percent lower than the 5.75 million-unit rate in June 2007, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).
 
Florida existing home sales improve month to month
ORLANDO, Fla. – June 26, 2008 – Florida Realtors® statewide continued to report positive signs in their local housing markets, with an uptick in existing home and condominium sales in May 2008 from April, according to the latest housing statistics released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). A total of 12,175 existing single-family homes sold in May, up 8.7 percent over the previous month when 11,200 homes changed hands statewide. Existing condo sales statewide rose 3 percent, with a total of 4,018 units sold in May compared with 3,900 condos in April.
 
Florida existing home sales improve in April compared to March 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – May 23, 2008 – Florida Realtors® statewide reported an upswing in existing home and condominium sales from March to April 2008, according to the latest housing statistics released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). A total of 11,200 existing single-family homes changed hands in April, a 20 percent increase over the previous month when 9,330 homes sold. Existing condo sales statewide rose 21.6 percent, with 3,900 units sold in April compared with 3,207 condos in March.
 
Existing-home sales ease due to mortgage restrictions, says NAR
WASHINGTON – May 23, 2008 – Existing-home sales slowed in April, partly because restrictive lending practices hampered home buyers. At the same time, a greater number of areas are showing sales gains from a year ago and a recent reversal in mortgage policy means the market is better positioned for a turnaround, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).
 
Florida’s existing condo sales improve in 1Q ‘08 compared to 4Q ‘07
ORLANDO, Fla. – May 13, 2008 – Florida Realtors reported positive signs in their local housing markets during first quarter 2008, noting a slower rate of expansion for inventory levels and an increase in pending home sales (based on contracts signed but not closed) in some areas.
 
St. Joe sees bottom of housing market
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – May 7, 2008 – Florida’s biggest landowner, the St. Joe Co., believes the housing market may have reached the bottom, pointing to stabilization in the residential inventory.
 
Florida existing home sales improve in March compared to February 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – April 22, 2008 – Florida Realtors® statewide reported slight gains in existing home and condominium sales from February to March 2008, according to the latest housing statistics released by the Florida Association of Realtors (FAR). A total of 9,142 existing single-family homes changed hands in March, a 10 percent increase over the previous month when 8,310 homes sold. Existing condo sales statewide rose 13.7 percent, with 3,145 units sold in March compared with 2,765 condos in February.
 
Second-home sales accounted for one-third of transactions in 2007
WASHINGTON – March 31, 2008 – The combined total of vacation- and investment-home sales declined with the overall market in 2007, but still accounted for 33 percent of all existing- and new-home sales, which is close to historic norms, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).
 
Florida's existing home sales remain slow in February 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – March 24, 2008 – Turmoil in the mortgage market continued to impact Florida’s housing sector in February. Statewide, sales of existing single-family homes totaled 8,310 last month while 11,132 homes sold in February 2007 for a decrease of 25 percent in the year-to-year comparison, according to the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR).