Tag Archives: sales

Home Sales Struggle, but Improvement Seen

Two years into the economic recovery, residential home sales are struggling. But because of demographic and other trends, long-term growth prospects remain good, NAR Chief Economist...

Tight Credit Continues to Plague New-Home Sales

Sales of newly built single-family homes plunged 14.5 percent in March, dipping to the lowest level in eight months and marking another sign of a sluggish start to the spring-selling...

No Spring Slowdown for New-Home Sales?

Single-family new-home sales surged in January to a five-and-a-half-year high, giving the industry new hope that the new-home sector isn’t heading for a slowdown this spring...

New-Home Sales Drop in November

Sales of new single-family homes dropped 2.1 percent in November, according to the Commerce Department’s latest new-home sales report, which was released Tuesday. New-home sales...

Falling New-Home Sales Spark Worry

Dropping sales volumes in new-home construction has home builders worried about a possibly dismal spring looming in 2014. “There’s some nervousness about the spring selling...

Fannie Targeted for Pitfalls in Short Sales

The Office of Inspector General is recommending more oversight of Fannie Mae’s short-sale approvals after discovering flaws in the mortgage giant’s process. OIG says in a...

New-Home Sales Up, Pending Sales Lag

Sales of new single-family homes bounced back in August, helping to offset a large decrease in July after borrowers pulled back from higher mortgage rates, according to the U.S....

New-Home Sales Soar to 5-Year High

Rising mortgage rates are showing no sign of derailing new-home sales....

7 Great Markets for Short Sales

Properties sold in short sales account for about 22 percent of all residential sales, according RealtyTrac. RealtyTrac recently identified some of the best markets for buying a...

January Pending Home Sales Up in All Regions

Pending home sales rose in January, and have been above year-ago levels for the past 21 months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. There were healthy monthly gains in...