NAR: Pending home sales at a 10-year high (5/26/2016)
Consumers are buying homes. NAR’s monthly gauge of homes under contract rose for the third straight month in April to a level not seen since Feb. 2006.
U.S. new-home sales jump to highest level in more than 8 years (5/24/2016)
Commerce Dept.: Sales of new homes jumped 16.6% last month to a seasonally adjusted pace of 619,000 – the highest level since Jan. 2008.
NAR: Existing-home sales rise in April for 2nd straight month (5/20/2016)
Fla.’s housing market: Median prices, new listings rise in April 2016 (5/20/2016)
Single-family home median price up 9.2% year-to-year; condo median prices up 4.4% with more new listings in both markets. NAR: U.S. home sales up 6% over year ago.
Builders boost home construction in April (5/17/2016)
Housing starts climbed 6.6% and building permits 3.6%, suggesting the new-home market remains solid despite sluggish economic growth earlier this year.
Fitch: New-home sales should go up 14.6% this year (5/12/2016)
After “a solid spring,” builders should complete 2016 with 11.5% more single-family home starts and 14.6% more sales, according to the financial industry analyst.
Fla.’s housing market: Median prices, new listings up in 1Q 2016 (5/9/2016)
Single-family home median price of $203,500, up 11.8% year-to-year; condo median price up 5.5%. NAR: Most U.S. metros show higher median prices from year ago.
Metro home prices maintain steadfast growth in 1Q (5/9/2016)
In 9% of U.S. markets, an all-cash sale costs more (4/28/2016)
RealtyTrac: In Southwest Fla., cash buyers in two local housing markets paid more for listings than buyers taking out a mortgage – a possible sign of a peak.
Pending home sales up a bit in March (4/27/2016)
Pending home sales increased slightly in March for the second consecutive month, reaching its highest level in almost a year, according to NAR.
Fla.’s housing market: New listings, median prices rise in March (4/20/2016)
State’s single-family home median price rose 10.3% year-to-year; condo median prices are up 3.3% with more new listings in both markets. NAR: U.S. home sales bounced back 5.1% in March.
NAR: Existing-home sales spring ahead in March (4/20/2016)
Study: Little chance Fla. home prices will drop (4/12/2016)
The likelihood of a price decline over the next two years is negligible, according to the Arch MI. Only U.S. states with energy industries have a marginal risk.
Fla. cities at top of luxury home list (4/12/2016)
In a nationwide list of home sales worth over $5M, Fla. has 5 cities in the top 20 list; for home sales over $10M, Fla. has 7 cities with most in South Fla.
How much do local disasters disrupt the market? (4/6/2016)
Gas leaks and localized disasters can send real estate markets into a tailspin. A RealtyTrac study found that a Calif. gas leak caused nearby sales to drop 44%.
NAR: Feb. pending home sales up 3.5% (3/28/2016)
The index that gauges U.S. homes under contract rose to its highest level in seven months, and it would probably be higher if the market had more listings.
Fla.’s housing market: Median prices rise in Feb. (3/21/2016)
State’s single-family home median price of $200,000 up 11.1% year-to-year; condo median price up 5.6%. NAR: U.S. home sales down last month from year ago.
NAR: Existing-home sales fizzle in February (3/21/2016)
Where are the nation’s second homes? (3/14/2016)
NAHB studied second-home ownership, and a majority are in retirement states. While Ariz.’s Maricopa County led the total-number list, four Fla. counties followed.
NAR: Pending home sales cool in Jan. (2/29/2016)
The number of U.S. homes under contract rose 1.5% year-to-year but fell 2.5% month-to-month. Two reasons for a drop: Higher prices and not enough homes for sale.
Fla.’s housing market continues strong track in Jan. (2/23/2016)
The state’s single-family sales rose 2.7% year-to-year; median price up 13.7% to $199,00. NAR: Total U.S. sales up 11% over year ago to a 5.47 million pace.
NAR: Existing-home sales inch up in Jan., price growth accelerates (2/23/2016)
Metro home prices accelerate in the 4Q 2015 (2/10/2016)
Fla.’s housing market ends 2015 with strong gains (2/10/2016)
Single-family sales rose 12.4% over year-end 2014 while median sales price up 10.1% to $196,000. NAR: Home prices accelerated in most U.S. metros in 4Q 2015.
NAR: Dec.’s pending home sales a bit higher (1/28/2016)
It’s not much – only 0.1% – but the number of U.S. homes under contract rose in Dec. 2015, fueled largely by a surge in the Northeast; the South saw a 0.5% decline.
Fla.’s home, condo median prices rise in Dec. (1/22/2016)
NAR: U.S. home sales “bounced back” last month, up 7.7% from year ago. Fla.’s single-family sales rose 2.9% year-to-year; median price up 11.6% to $206,500.
NAR: Existing-home sales surge back in Dec. (1/22/2016)
Report: Little chance of a home price decline (1/6/2016)
The likelihood that a U.S. home will drop in value over the next two years is only 6% – and most of the risk is in oil-dependent metros, such as some in Texas.
Existing home sales drop 10.5% in Nov. (1/4/2016)
Fla. home sales, prices up in Nov. (1/4/2016)
NAR says U.S. home sales “dropped considerably” in Nov. due in part to longer contract times after mortgage disclosure changes – but Fla. sales still rose 1.9%.
New-home sales move 4.3% higher in Nov. (1/4/2016)
New U.S. home sales picked up in Nov. even as existing sales declined. “Builders are increasing their inventory even as they face difficulties,” says NAHB chairman.
Pending home sales decline a bit in Nov. (1/4/2016)
NAR’s pending sales index dropped 0.9% month-to-month as buyers found fewer homes on the market, but the pending numbers keep rising year-to-year.
NAR: Pending home sales nudge forward in Oct. (11/30/2015)
U.S. pending home sales didn’t rise much in Oct. – only 0.2% – but it marks a change in direction after two month-to-month declines.