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What is California’s Pent-Up Demand?

By Selma Hepp, Ph.D., Senior Economist California Association of Realtors, Research and Economics As the housing market shows signs of improvement, a looming question keeps repeating: What is the size of pent-up demand? Answering that question is not easy....
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August 1, 2012

MVP Offer: Complete a Brief Survey, Earn Free 2012 Member Profile

July 16-31st, 2012 The Research Department is proud to provide this offer as part of the Member Value Plus (MVP) program, a rewards program where members can take action on a new offer every two weeks, beginning the 1st...
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July 16, 2012

Constant or Higher Prices on Recent Transactions

By Gay Cororaton In the latest data from the Realtors® Confidence Index, 62 percent of respondents to the RCI reported constant prices (30 percent of respondents) or rising prices (32 percent of respondents) compared to a year ago on...
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June 29, 2012

Cash Sales: 28 Percent of Residential Sales

By Gay Cororaton The May Realtors® Confidence Index reports that the percentage of cash sales declined to 28 percent in May, from 29 percent in April for residential properties. The high preponderance of all-cash sales appears to be due...
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June 27, 2012

Jobless Claims

By Gay Cororaton In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses unemployment insurance claims and home prices....
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June 21, 2012