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July 19, 2012

Numbers released today by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) showed continued gains in existing home prices but a slower market for sales. Completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops declined 5.4% percent in June compared to May. In year-over-year figures, June 2012 was 4.5% higher than June 2011.

Numbers released today by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) showed continued gains in-existing home prices but a slower market for sales. Completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops declined 5.4% in June compared with May. In year-over-year figures, June 2012 was 4.5% higher than June 2011.

February 13, 2012

Orlando, Fla. -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, addressing a crowd of home builders on the last day of the International Builders' Show here, did his best to explain how low mortgage rates -- his chief weapon to stimulate the housing market -- have fallen short of their goals. But Bernanke’s speech before a crowd of more than 200 attendees was not an apologie; on the contrary, Bernanke seemed a little frustrated about a lack of action in other government and business sectors and seemed worried about the overall effect of the housing crisis on the general economy.

August 18, 2011

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that existing-home sales declined in July compared with June, but have improved compared with a year ago.

Total existing-home sales, which are based on transaction closings of single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, fell from a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.84 million in June to 4.67 million in July, a decrease of 3.5%. However, existing-home sales for July 2011 were 21.0% above the 3.86 million-unit pace in July 2010.

May 2, 2011

On Washington, responsibility and the budget


“As the leader of the largest building materials and construction services company in the West, we operate one of the hardest-hit markets, and one that has yet to see the benefits of the ‘economic recovery.’ With the housing market still struggling, our industry has mirrored the larger problems facing the U.S.: threats from global competitors, underinvestment in technology, etc. 


March 30, 2011

Canadian economists have expressed concerns about a correction in the housing market north of the U.S. border, where record borrowing, low interest rates and eager home buyers have created a building boom over the last several years.

October 24, 2010

According to the National Association of Realtors, the 10% increase in existing-home sales for September...

December 30, 2008

Prices of new homes across the country continue to slide, with record drops in 14...

December 22, 2008

The decline in price of existing homes is believed to be the worst since the...

September 25, 2008

Sales in August reflected higher interest rates, which have lowered following the government takeover of...

August 26, 2008

U.S. home prices declined at a slower pace in June, the fourth straight month in...

June 24, 2008

Sales of new homes fell 2.5 percent to 512,000 units in May amidst reports of...

June 2, 2008

Still, the home builder -- one of the largest in the United States -- beat...

April 24, 2008

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the market is performing “unevenly.”...

February 13, 2008

More than half of U.S. metro areas saw declines....

September 24, 2007

“Unusual” disruptions in the mortgage market, including a significant rise in jumbo loan rates, caused...

August 26, 2007

The median price for an existing home fell 0.6 percent to $228,900....

July 24, 2007

The housing market continues to cool, according to the National Association of Realtors....