Housing starts edge up 2% in March (4/16/2015)
The new-home sector continues to rebound, though at a slow pace. Single-family builds rose 4.4% for the month and permits rose 2.1%.
Pending home sales rise 3.1% in Feb. despite weather (3/30/2015)
The number of homes under contract but not yet sold rose nationwide year-to-year; the South and Northeast saw a slight month-to-month decline.
New-home sales surge in February (3/24/2015)
Despite a harsh winter, U.S. home sales rose at their highest pace in seven years – 7.8%. Strength came from the South and, surprisingly, the Northeast.
NAR: Existing-home sales slightly up in Feb., price growth gains steam (3/23/2015)
Fla.’s housing market shows positive momentum (3/23/2015)
Florida Realtors’ Feb. data finds more closed sales, pending sales and new listings statewide. Median single-family price rose 9.1% year-to-year; condos up 8.3%.
NAR: Pending sales hit highest level in 18 months (2/27/2015)
NAR’s pending sales report – housing contracts signed by not yet closed – suggests an uptick in closings over the next few months, even with tight inventories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Existing-home sales rebound in Dec., 2014 total sales down 3% (1/23/2015)
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.