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February 23, 2017 Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this January improved 3.3 percent from last year. January’s Existing-Home Sales reached the 5.69 million seasonally adjusted annual rate and existing-home sales are beginning the year with the fastest pace in nearly ten years.  The national median existing-home price for all housing […]

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January 26, 2017 Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this December fell from last month. Despite the decrease this month, 2016 was still the best year of existing-home sales in the last ten years. December’s existing-home sales reached the 5.49 million seasonally adjusted annual rate and existing-home sales are modestly up […]

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Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this December fell from last month. Despite the decrease this month, 2016 was still the best year of existing-home sales in the last ten years. December’s existing-home sales reached the 5.49 million seasonally adjusted annual rate and existing-home sales are modestly up […]

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December 22, 2016 Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity rose for the third straight month. November’s existing-home sales reached the 5.61 million seasonally adjusted annual rate and existing-home sales are up 15.4 percent from a year ago.  The national median existing-home price for all housing types was $234,900 in November, up […]

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December 13, 2016 Posted by: Lawrence Yun, PhD., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

The inventory of homes for sale continues to shrink. There were 2.02 million homes listed for sale at the end of October, representing only 4.3 months’ supply. A balanced market would be closer to 6-to-7 months’ supply.  From a year ago, the raw inventory count was down 4%, which marked nearly two straight years of […]

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Posted by: Lawrence Yun, PhD., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

The inventory of homes for sale continues to shrink. There were 2.02 million homes listed for sale at the end of October, representing only 4.3 months’ supply. A balanced market would be closer to 6-to-7 months’ supply.  From a year ago, the raw inventory count was down 4%, which marked nearly two straight years of […]

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December 12, 2016 Posted by: Ken Fears, Director, Regional Economics and Housing Finance

Student debt has grown significantly in recent years and with it concern over the impacts on first-time homebuyers. However, limited to no attention has been paid to the connection between student debt and constrained supply. A significant share of owners with student debt report that their student debt has or will delay their trade-up purchase. […]

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Posted by: Ken Fears, Director, Regional Economics and Housing Finance

Student debt has grown significantly in recent years and with it concern over the impacts on first-time homebuyers. However, limited to no attention has been paid to the connection between student debt and constrained supply. A significant share of owners with student debt report that their student debt has or will delay their trade-up purchase. […]

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November 28, 2016 Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity rose for the second straight month. October’s existing-home sales reached the 5.60 million seasonally adjusted annual rate and existing-home sales are up 5.9 percent from a year ago which is the highest pace since February 2007. The national median existing-home price for […]

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Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity rose for the second straight month. October’s existing-home sales reached the 5.60 million seasonally adjusted annual rate and existing-home sales are up 5.9 percent from a year ago which is the highest pace since February 2007. The national median existing-home price for […]

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