Home Sales Archive

International Home Sales at $82.5 Billion

By: Gay Cororaton Total sales volume to international clients is estimated at $82.5 Billion for the 12 months ending March 2012, up by 24 percent from the previous 12-month period of $66.4 Billion, based on information in the 2012...
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June 12, 2012

Remarks At Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Meeting, April 18, 2012

Jed Smith discussed the real estate outlook and associated economic risks at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s meeting of the Mortgage Partnership Finance and Advisory Council on April 18 in Chicago. Smith indicted that the current economic...

Cash Sales Increase

According to information in the latest Realtors® Confidence Index, cash sales were 31 percent of residential sales in February. The high preponderance of all-cash sales appears to be due to a number of factors: Unrealistically high loan underwriting standards,...

Sales Improve on Washington’s Periphery

According to data from Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), the multiple listing service (MLS) which covers much of the Middle-Atlantic region, and Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI), a Maryland based group that specializes in MLS data reports, new pending...

Housing Recovery Helps Retail Sales

The recovering housing market is showing some impact in the retail sector.  Furniture stores are reporting an 11 percent increase in sales recently from a low point two years ago.  A stronger 22 percent in gains are occurring at...