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Pending Home Sales Reverse Course, Rise 0.9 Percent in June

WASHINGTON/ July 30, 2018 (STL.News) — Pending home sales increased in all four major regions in June, but overall activity lagged year ago levels for the sixth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 0.9 percent to 106.9 in … Continue reading Pending Home Sales Reverse Course, Rise 0.9 Percent in June

International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate Market Declines, According to Realtor® Survey

WASHINGTON/ July 26, 2018 (STL.News) — Rising home prices and low inventory led to a decline in foreign home purchases in the United States. Total international sales totaled $121 billion during April 2017 to March 2018, a 21 percent decline from the previous 12-month period, according to an annual survey of from the National Association … Continue reading International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate Market Declines, According to Realtor® Survey

Fla. Housing Market: Median Prices Continue to Rise in June 2018

ORLANDO, Fla./ July 23, 2018 (STL.News) — Florida’s housing market reported rising median prices, fewer days to contract and a continuing tight supply of inventory in June, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. “Florida is still experiencing a shortfall in for-sale homes in many local housing markets and that continues to … Continue reading Fla. Housing Market: Median Prices Continue to Rise in June 2018

Existing-Home Sales Subside 0.6 Percent in June

WASHINGTON/ July 23, 2018 (STL.News) — Existing-home sales decreased for the third straight month in June, as declines in the South and West exceeded sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The ongoing supply and demand imbalance helped push June’s median sales price to a new all-time high. … Continue reading Existing-Home Sales Subside 0.6 Percent in June

Realtors® Survey Shows Rising Membership, Younger Agents Joining Industry

WASHINGTON/ July 19, 2018 (STL.News) — The income and sales volume of National Association of Realtors® members dropped slightly over the last year, but membership increased as younger members continue to enter the industry, according to the 2018 National Association of Realtors® Member Profile. 2018 Member Profile This past year, there was a rise in … Continue reading Realtors® Survey Shows Rising Membership, Younger Agents Joining Industry

Pending Home Sales Inch Back 0.5 Percent in May

WASHINGTON/ June 27, 2018 (STL.News) — Pending home sales decreased modestly in May and have now fallen on an annualized basis for the fifth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. A larger decline in contract activity in the South offset gains in the Northeast, Midwest and West. The Pending Home Sales Index,* … Continue reading Pending Home Sales Inch Back 0.5 Percent in May

HomeSmart Open House Signs to Cover Communities Across the Country

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. / JUNE 25, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) –HomeSmart agents throughout the country are invited to participate in the company’s coast-to-coast National Open House Weekend July 14 and 15. Consumers will have access to local real estate agents who are experts in their neighborhoods and can view homes easily without appointments. House hunters and members of … Continue reading HomeSmart Open House Signs to Cover Communities Across the Country

Realtors® Commend Supreme Court Decision Promoting Fairness Between Online, Main Street Businesses

WASHINGTON/ June 22, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The Supreme Court today announced its decision in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., holding that states have the right to require online sellers to collect and remit sales tax. The court upheld a South Dakota law that applies to retailers that engage in 200 or more … Continue reading Realtors® Commend Supreme Court Decision Promoting Fairness Between Online, Main Street Businesses