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March 2017 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that March’s pending home sales pace slowed 0.8 percent from last month and are modestly up 0.8 percent from a year ago. Pending sales are homes that have a...

March 2017 Existing-Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this March is the highest pace in ten years. Home sales this March are up 4.4 percent from last month and improved 5.9 percent from last...

February 2017 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.43 percent this February, up compared to 4.04 a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year ago...

Using Your Tax Refund for a Down Payment

Recently GO Banking Rates put out some interesting information in their survey on how Americans spend their tax return. This was a very relevant topic because one thing that comes to mind in reference to potential homebuyers is the...

February 2017 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that February’s pending home sales improved 5.5 percent from last month and are up 2.6 percent from a year ago. February’s inclines show consumer confidence is strong going into...