4Q U.S. home prices rise higher than expected (2/26/2015)
FHFA’s study – considered extremely accurate because it uses same-home prices over time – found almost a 1% increase in Dec. Analysts predicted half that amount.
Jan. new-home sales up year to year, down for month (2/25/2015)
Month-to-month, new home sales were basically flat in Jan., with a bitter Northeast winter shouldering some blame. But year-to-year, new home sales rose 5.3%.
Year-to-year home price gains level off (2/24/2015)
S&P/Case-Shiller: For the past three months, home price year-to-year gains have been in a 4.5% range, suggesting at least a temporary level for the “new normal.”
NAR: Existing-home sales cool in Jan. as inventory remains low (2/23/2015)
Fla.’s housing market continues on a steady track (2/23/2015)
Florida Realtors’ Jan. data finds more new listings and a stable inventory. The median price of a Fla. home is up 7.4% year-to-year; condos rose 5.4%.
Midwest pushes housing starts down 2 percent in January (2/18/2015)
Builders broke ground on fewer single-family homes in Jan., with the major hit, a 22.2% decrease, in the snowy Midwest. Nationwide, housing starts dropped 2%.
U.S. homebuilder confidence slides to 55 in Feb. (2/17/2015)
Builders remain fairly optimistic; but while this month’s confidence score mirrors 2006 and home sales have soared, they’re more skittish about breaking ground.
Fla.’s housing market continues steady path in 4Q 2014 (2/11/2015)
Florida Realtors Pres. Andrew Barbar: More closed sales, higher median prices and inventory gains showed strength. Nationally, home price growth rose slightly.
Fast-growing careers aren’t necessarily those with high homeownership (2/11/2015)
Study: Much of expected growth is in low-education jobs with lower than average wages, homeownership rates. Jobs with high ownership rates may see 10% growth.
Home-price growth slightly accelerates in 4Q 2014 (2/11/2015)
The best seasons to sell a home (2/10/2015)
Spring may be thought of as the best season to list a home, but a Redfin analysis found sold prices only vary by a few percentage points regardless of the season.
FHA fee cuts expected to boost home sales (2/5/2015)
impact the market? Some think it will translate into thousands of added sales.
Home price gains weakened in Dec. on slower sales (2/3/2015)
CoreLogic: U.S. home values rose at a modest pace in Dec., a sign there are too few potential buyers to bid up prices. That could change in 2015, however.
NAR: Pending home sales stall in Dec. (1/29/2015)
Year-to-year, Dec. pending home sales rose 6.1%, which is an 18-month high. However, NAR also reported a 3.7% month-to-month decline over Nov. numbers.
Shrinking inventory may raise prices again (1/28/2015)
It’s supply-and-demand: If U.S. home inventory drops and the number of buyers increases, prices could rise. In Fla., listings declined 2% from Nov. to Dec.
New home sales jump 11.6% in Dec. (1/27/2015)
While the surge wasn’t enough to make the entire year stellar, it suggests a new-home rebound in 2015 based on job increases and low mortgage rates.
Existing-home sales rebound in Dec., 2014 total sales down 3% (1/23/2015)
Fla. real estate sales, listing, prices up in 2014 (1/23/2015)
“In Dec. and throughout 2014, we’ve seen positive signs that Fla.’s housing sector is on a steady, sustainable path,” says Florida Realtors Pres. Andrew Barbar.
Forecast: 2015 Fla. economy, housing market strong (1/22/2015)
Florida Realtors Summit: Economist says last year’s Wall Street Journal headline may be correct: “Has Florida found the secret to saving the economy?”
NAR: Pending home sales slow in Oct., but up over last year (11/26/2014)
Pending home sales dipped slightly (1.1%) from Sept.’s numbers, but are 2.2% higher than the year-to-year comparison in Oct. 2013.
NAR: Existing-home sales rise in October (11/20/2014)
NAR: Existing-home sales rise in October
Fla.’s housing market: Rising sales, prices in Oct. 2014 (11/20/2014)
Home sales up 17.8% year-to-year, condos up 7.4%. Median sales prices up 35 months in a row. NAR: Home sales rise, first year-over-year gain since Oct. 2013.
Fla.’s housing market continues steady course in 3Q 2014 (11/6/2014)
Existing home median sales price up 4% year-to-year and condo median price up 6.9%. Home sales rose 7.6%. NAR: Home price gains hold steady in most metros.
Fla. leads nation in all-cash sales – over 50% in 3Q (11/6/2014)
RealtyTrac: In a look at metro areas, Fla. has all five top spots and eight of the 10 top spots – and four metros are tops for institutional investor cash sales.
NAR: 3Q home-price gains hold steady in most metros (11/6/2014)
NAR: Pending sales up for first time in 2014 (10/27/2014)
In Oct., pending home sales rose marginally (0.3%) above Sept. pending sales, but they’re 1% higher in the year-to-year comparison to Sept. 2013.
Fla.’s housing market: More sales, rising prices in Sept. (10/21/2014)
Home sales rose 13.5% year-to-year and condos 9.8%. Statewide, prices have now risen 34 months in a row. NAR: Home sales back to highest annual pace of year.
NAR: Existing-home sales rebound in Sept. (10/21/2014)
NAR: Existing-home sales rebound in Sept.
Buyers grow resistant to higher home prices (10/7/2014)
Some potential buyers may be taking a wait-and-see attitude. They’ve seen home prices rise dramatically higher, and they’re wondering if they’ll drop again.
NAR: Pending home sales fall slightly in Aug. (9/29/2014)
While pending sales slowed modestly, Aug. contract signings were at their second-highest level over the past 12 months, says NAR.
NAR: Existing home sales lose a bit of momentum in Aug. (9/22/2014)
Fla. Aug. sales up 4.2% year-to-year, prices up 3.4% (9/22/2014)
A market transition from cash investors to primary buyers seems to be on track. Florida Realtors reports higher sales and prices, but U.S. sales slip, says NAR.
NAR: Pending home sales pick up in July (8/28/2014)
The report on pending sales – U.S. homes under contract but not yet closed – has gone up for the past four months, rising 3.3% month-to-month in July.