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.
U.S. new-home sales soar in Dec. (1/27/2016)
New home sales increased 10.8% as Americans rushed to buy them at the strongest pace in 10 months – a positive sign of market momentum.
Home prices rise in Nov.; all-time highs in 4 cities (1/27/2016)
The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.8% year-to-year – Oct. was 5.5% – fueled by more jobs, low mortgage rates and tight listing inventories.
NAR: Existing-home sales surge back in Dec. (1/22/2016)
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.
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.
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.
Existing home sales drop 10.5% in Nov. (1/4/2016)
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.
NAR: Existing-home sales dial back in October (11/23/2015)
Fla.’s housing market: Rising median prices in Oct. (11/23/2015)
Florida Realtors: Single-family median price up 12.4% year-to-year, sales up 1.2%. Condo price up 7.2%. NAR: U.S. sales down from Sept. but up 3.9% from year ago.
NAR: Home prices sustain steady growth in most metro areas in 3Q (11/12/2015)
Fla.’s housing market: Sales, prices up in 3Q (11/12/2015)
Florida Realtors: Single-family sales up 14.7% year-to-year, median price up 9.8%. Condo sales up 8.9%, price up 7.9%. NAR: Best quarter in nearly a decade.
Fla.’s Realtors predict price increases will top 5% (11/5/2015)
In NAR’s latest confidence index, only Fla. Realtors predict that prices will increase over 5% in the next year – and only three other states expect to top 4%.
Pending home sales lose more steam in Sept. (10/29/2015)
The U.S. pending home sales index dropped for the second month in a row– but in year-to-year comparisons, pending sales have increased for 13 straight months.
Fla. No. 2 for home flipping (10/29/2015)
RealtyTrac: In a county-by-county comparison, Fla. holds the top five spots for home flips to baby boomer buyers – and Southwest Fla. leads the nation.
Fla.’s single-family home sales up 13.4% in Sept. (10/22/2015)
Florida Realtors Sept. report: More closed sales, higher median prices and a tight supply. U.S. sales rebound, up 4.7% over Aug. and 8.8% year-to-year.
NAR: Existing-home sales regain momentum in Sept. (10/22/2015)
NAR: Existing-home sales regain momentum in Sept.
Realtors say Fla. home prices to rise 5-6% next year (10/9/2015)
NAR’s monthly survey of Realtor attitudes finds Fla. the only state where members predict a 5-6% home values rise next year. Overall national expectation: 3.5%.
Pending home sales retreat a bit in Aug. (9/28/2015)
NAR’s analysis of homes under contract finds that the Aug. number has gone up for 12 months year-over-year, but it dropped 1.4% month-to-month.
NAR: Existing-home sales stall in August, prices moderate (9/21/2015)
Fla.’s housing market shows strong momentum in August 2015 (9/21/2015)
Florida Realtors Aug. report found more closed sales, higher median prices and a tight supply. U.S. sales dipped compared to July, but rose 6.2% year-over-year.
Why is the new-home market is still lagging? (9/10/2015)
Housing analysts blame sluggish entry-level demand, higher land and labor costs, tight mortgage credit and lower builder profit compared to higher-end homes.
It’s official: The best day to close is Oct. 8 (9/10/2015)
RealtyTrac determined dates for the top purchase discounts. Oct. buyers save 2.6% but April buyers pay 1.2% more. In some Fla. cities, Jan. offers best discounts.
Homebuyers to make comeback in next decade (8/27/2015)
A new MBA report estimates that as many as 1.3M additional owner households will be created each year – substantial growth from the Great Recession years.
NAR: Pending home sales inch forward in July (8/27/2015)
Up slightly from June, the Pending Home Sales Index rose 7.4% over the July 2014 level. It has increased year-over-year for 11 months in a row.
NAR: Total existing home sales up 2% despite stubbornly low inventory (8/20/2015)
Fla.’s single-family home sales rose 21.8% in July (8/20/2015)
Florida Realtors July housing report found higher median prices, more pending sales and a tight inventory. Nationally, sales rose 2% despite fewer for-sale homes.
NAR: Home prices rise in nearly all metro areas in 2Q (8/11/2015)
Fla.’s housing market: Sales, prices up in 2Q 2015 (8/11/2015)
Florida Realtors: Single-family sales up 15% year-to-year, median price up 11.1%. Condo sales up 7.3%, price up 9.2%. NAR: Nearly all metros show price gains.