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News Tag: NAR

December 22, 2010

NAR reports rise in US homes sales in November

by Kay Murchie
NAR reports rise in US homes sales in November
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has today revealed sales of previously owned homes rose more than expected in November, offering hope that the housing market may slowly be recovering from its slump. The industry body said sales grew 5.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual unit rate of 4.68 million, up from October’s 4.43 million units. The figure marginally ...




November 23, 2010

NAR reports fall in US homes sales in October

by Kay Murchie
NAR reports fall in US homes sales in October
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has today revealed sales of previously owned homes fell more than expected in October, following two months of strong gains. The industry body said sales fell 2.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual unit rate of 4.43 million units, down from September's 4.53 million units. Commenting on today’s figures, Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the ...




October 25, 2010

NAR reveals surge in US homes sales in September

by Kay Murchie
NAR reveals surge in US homes sales in September
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has today revealed a surge in sales of previously owned homes in the US for the month of September. The industry body said sales jumped 10% in September - the biggest monthly rise in 28 years. Furthermore, it compares favourably with September 2009, when existing home sales nationwide were down 19.1%. Sales in September surged ...




September 23, 2010

NAR reveals surge in US homes in August

by Kay Murchie
NAR reveals surge in US homes in August
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has today revealed a surge in sales of previously owned homes in the US for the month of August. The industry body said sales jumped 7.6% in August to an annual rate of 4.13 million units, up from a revised 3.84 million units in July - which represented the lowest since 1997. The data suggests ...




August 3, 2010

US Pending Home Sales Index plunges to 9-year low

by Kay Murchie
US Pending Home Sales Index plunges to 9-year low
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) today said its Pending Home Sales Index fell by 18.6% in June on year. On a monthly basis, the index fell by 2.6% to 75.7 points based on contracts signed in June compared with May. As a result, the index fell to the lowest level since records began in 2001. The slump was attributed to ...




July 22, 2010

NAR reports further fall in US home sales in June

by Kay Murchie
NAR reports further fall in US home sales in June
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has today revealed a further fall in sales of previously owned homes in the US for the month of June - the second consecutive monthly fall. The industry body said sales fell 5% in June to an annual rate of 5.37 million units. While the figure is 9.8% higher than a year earlier, ...




July 1, 2010

US Pending Home Sales Index plunges in May

by Kay Murchie
US Pending Home Sales Index plunges in May
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) today said its Pending Home Sales Index fell by 30% in May, after rising 23% between January and April. The slump was attributed to the expiration of a Government incentive – which ended on 30 April. While a fall in deals was anticipated, it was double the amount that analysts had expected. The NAR said ...




June 22, 2010

NAR reports fall in US home sales in May

by Kay Murchie
NAR reports fall in US home sales in May
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has today revealed a surprise drop in sales of previously owned homes in the US for the month of May, despite the Government tax credit designed to entice homebuyers. The industry body said sales fell 2.2% in May to an annual rate of 5.66 million units, up from a revised 5.79 million units ...




June 3, 2010

US stocks rise after good news

by Kay Murchie
US stocks rise after good news
Wall Street's main Dow Jones index closed up 2.3% yesterday at 10,250 after good news boosted investor confidence. The pending home sales index and demand for cars boosted stocks in the world’s largest economy. "A positive housing report and better-than-expected auto sales are giving the stock market a lift," according to Wells Fargo senior equity market strategist Scott Marcouille. Yesterday, the National Association ...




June 2, 2010

US Pending Home Sales Index rises for third straight month

by Kay Murchie
US Pending Home Sales Index rises for third straight month
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) today said its Pending Home Sales Index rose for the third consecutive month in April boosted by the expiration of a Government tax credit. The NAR said the index rose 6% in April - far exceeding the 4.3% rise which many analysts had predicted. However, the index is 22.4% higher than in ...




May 24, 2010

NAR reports surge in US home sales in April

by Kay Murchie
NAR reports surge in US home sales in April
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has today revealed a rise in sales of previously owned homes in the US for the month of April, boosted by the expiration of a Government tax credit, which ended last month. The industry body said sales surged 7.6% in April (a five-month high) to an annual rate of 5.77 million units, up ...




March 24, 2010

US new home sales fall in February

by Kay Murchie
US new home sales fall in February
The Commerce Department has today revealed a fall in sales of new homes in the US for the month of February. According to the Commerce Department, new single-family home sales fell by 2.2% on the month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 308,000 units - the lowest since records commenced in 1963. Meanwhile, the fall represented the fourth consecutive monthly fall ...




March 23, 2010

NAR reports fall in US home sales

by Kay Murchie
NAR reports fall in US home sales
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has today revealed a further fall in sales of previously owned homes in the US for the month of February. The industry body said sales fell 0.6% in the month to an annual rate of 5.02 million units (an eight-month low), down from 5.05 million the previous month. February’s fall was the third consecutive month ...




January 25, 2010

US home sales in sharp decline in December

by Kay Murchie
US home sales in sharp decline in December
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has today revealed a sharp fall in sales of previously owned homes in the US for the month of December. The industry body said sales fell 16.7% to an annual rate of 5.45 million units in December, down from 6.54 million the previous month. Analysts had expected a rate of 5.90 million units. However, ...




January 5, 2010

US Pending Home Sales Index falls sharply in November

by Kay Murchie
US Pending Home Sales Index falls sharply in November
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) today said its Pending Home Sales Index fell sharply by 16% in November to 96.0 from 114.1 in October, ending a nine-month rise. The NAR attributed the fall on the end of a rush to beat the original expiration of the $8,000 tax credit for first-time buyers. The tax credit had been due ...




December 2, 2009

US Pending Home Sales Index rises for ninth consecutive month

by Kay Murchie
US Pending Home Sales Index rises for ninth consecutive month
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said its Pending Home Sales Index rose to 114.1 in October - its ninth consecutive monthly rise. The index is up 31.8% from this time last year - the biggest year-on-year gain since the series began in 2001. However, many analysts believe that the US housing market is being propped up by the ...




November 2, 2009

US pending home sales index rises to 3-year high

by Kay Murchie
US pending home sales index rises to 3-year high
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said its Pending Home Sales Index rose to 110.1 in September - its eight consecutive monthly rise. The index now stands at the highest level since December 2006 when it was 112.8. The index is 21.2% higher than September last year when it was at the 90.9 mark and the annual gain is ...




August 7, 2008

US sees unexpected increase in pending home sales

by Kay Murchie
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Figures from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has revealed a surprise rise in the US in agreements to purchase homes in June. The news was a welcome relief said the association, who added that a rise in contract activity was required for a housing recovery. Following an increase in defaults in the sub-prime sector, a slowdown has hit the ...