Category: Market News

Real and imaginary barriers holding back buyers

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WASHINGTON – Feb. 2, 2017 – In 2016, existing-home sales increased 3.8 percent and hit a 10-year high, but affordability pressures, student debt and possible downpayment confusion prevented many aspiring homeowners from reaching the market, according to a recent analysis…

NAR: Pending home sales bounce back in Dec.

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WASHINGTON – Jan. 30, 2017 – Pending home sales picked up in December as solid increases in the South and West offset weakening activity in the Northeast and Midwest, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). The Pending Home…

Martin County, Florida Real Estate Trend

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January 24th, 2017 – Take a look at the real estate market trend for single family homes in Martin County, Florida! Martin County includes Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Sewall’s Point, and parts of Jupiter and Hutchinson…

2016 Fla. international investment down $4.3B

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Dec. 16, 2016 –Florida Realtors latest report, Profile of International Residential Real Estate Activity, finds that international sales hit $19.4 billion this year, though that’s less than the $23.7 billion spent in 2015. As a percentage of…

Realtor.com forecast: 2017 real estate trends

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Nov. 30, 2016 – Next year’s housing market will see slow yet moderate growth, a changing composition of homebuyers and a post-election interest rate jump that could price some first-timers out of the market, according to…

Fla.’s housing market: Median prices rise in Sept.

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Oct. 20, 2016 – Florida’s housing market had more new listings, higher median prices and fewer all-cash closed sales in September, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Tight inventory continues to impact the…

NAR: Pending home sales tick higher in July

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WASHINGTON – Aug. 31, 2016 – Pending home sales expanded in most of the country in July and reached their second highest reading in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Only the Midwest saw a…

U.S. consumer confidence hits one-year high

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NEW YORK – Aug. 30, 2016 – The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had decreased slightly in July, increased in August. The Index now stands at 101.1 compared to 96.7 in July. The Present Situation Index rose from 118.8…

NAR forecast: Commercial real estate expansion

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WASHINGTON – Aug. 29, 2016 – Buoyed by a steadily improving labor market and strong demand for multifamily housing, commercial real estate activity should remain on an upward trajectory, with a growing share of it is expected to be in…