Monthly Archive:: December 2013

Investors Continue To Be Active in the Residential Market

Investors remain active in the existing home sales residential market. About 19 percent of REALTOR® respondents reported a sale to an investor in November 2013. The share of investors has generally stayed at about this level since 2008. Cash...

Existing-Home Sales Decline in November, but Strong Price Gains Continue

NAR released a summary of existing home sales data showing that overall existing home sales fell by 4.3 percent from October to November 2013, and are 1.2% percent lower than November 2012. This was the third straight month of...

Prices Still Rising But at Subdued Pace

About 87 percent of REALTORS® who responded to NAR’s monthly survey reported constant or rising prices compared to prices a year ago for a typical transaction. However, prices are increasing at a more subdued pace. Approximately 12 percent of...

REALTORS® Confidence Index in November Reflects Tempered Market Expectations

Confidence about current market conditions was essentially unchanged from October to November. The index for single family sales registered at 59 (58 in October) . The indexes for townhouses/duplexes was at 42 while the index for condominiums stayed at...

Housing Equity 2013

With the end of 2013 closing in, it is time to take stock of the impact from the strong 2013 housing market. Home price growth was robust in 2013 compared to 2012 and is currently forecast by NAR Research...