June new-home sales climb to 8-year high (7/26/2016)
Commerce Department: New-home sales rose 3.5% last month – the best level since February 2008 – and despite ups and downs, they’ve risen 10.1% so far this year.
U.S. home prices rise at steady pace as sales heat up (7/26/2016)
Case-Shiller: In May, the 20-city home price index rose 5.2% year-to-year due to rising sales and a dwindling supply. The index is just 8.8% below its 2006 peak.
NAR: Existing-home sales up again in June, first-time buyers provide spark (7/21/2016)
Fla.’s housing market: Rising median prices in June (7/21/2016)
Single-family home median price of $225,000 is up 10.8% year-to-year; condo median price up 8.6%. NAR: Sparked by more first-time buyers, U.S. home sales up 3% over June 2015 and 1.1% over May’s sales.
U.S. home construction posted solid gain in June (7/19/2016)
Commerce Department: New housing starts rose 4.8% in its seasonally adjusted annual rate – the highest level since Feb. led by a surge in the Northeast and West.
What moms want in a house (7/18/2016)
Years ago, it was square footage and a yard; now, families’ wish lists include open floor plans, garage access, built-in storage, a ‘mud room’ and an office nook.
NAR: Pending sales slow a bit in May (6/29/2016)
After steady increases for three straight months, pending home sales eased in May. The drop is small year-to-year, but it’s the first decline in almost two years.
Home prices climb in April – 7 cities set records (6/28/2016)
Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 5.4% year-to-year in April, just a tick down from the 5.5 percent annual gain logged in March.
NAR: Existing-home sales up – highest pace in over nine years (6/22/2016)
Fla.’s median prices, sales, listings rise in May (6/22/2016)
Single-family home median price up 9.2% year-to-year; condo median price up 4.4%; sales, new listings also rise. NAR: U.S. home sales at highest pace in over 9 years - up 4.5% over May 2015 and 1.8% over April’s sales.
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.
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.
NAR: Existing-home sales rise in April for 2nd straight month (5/20/2016)
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.
Metro home prices maintain steadfast growth in 1Q (5/9/2016)
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.
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.
NAR: Existing-home sales spring ahead in March (4/20/2016)
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.
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.
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.
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.
NAR: Existing-home sales fizzle in February (3/21/2016)
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.
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)
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.
Metro home prices accelerate in the 4Q 2015 (2/10/2016)
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.