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Courtesy of the National Association of Realtors®. 


Tampa Bay home prices shoot up 11 percent, kicking off another strong year

Susan Taylor Martin, Times Senior Correspondent

 "Florida's housing market continues to show positive momentum," said Maria Wells, president of Florida Realtors, which released the figures Wednesday. "While existing inventory remains tight, Realtors across the state are reporting interest from both buyers and sellers — and with interest rates expected to rise over the next few months, now is certainly a good time to take action.'' Read More...


NAR Midyear Forecast: Existing-Home Sales Poised to Climb 3.5 Percent in 2017 


WASHINGTON (May 18, 2017) – The multi-year stretch of robust job gains along with improving household confidence are expected to guide existing-home sales to a decade high in 2017, but supply and affordability headwinds and modest economic growth are holding back sales and threatening to keep the nation’s low homeownership rate subdued.  Read More...


Pending Home Sales Leap 5.5% in February

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2017) — Pending home sales rebounded sharply in February to their highest level in nearly a year and second-highest level in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions saw a notable hike in contract activity last month. Read More...


NAR Finds Real and Imaginary Barriers Holding Back Prospective Homebuyers

WASHINGTON (February 1, 2017) — Existing-home sales increased 3.8 percent to a 10-year high in 20161, but affordability pressures, student debt and possible confusion about down payment requirements prevented many aspiring homeowners from reaching the market, according to recent consumer insight from the National Association of Realtors®. Read more....


Home Prices Are Soaring to New Highs

Loan Demand Buoyed by Slight Drop in Rates


Pending Home Sales Bounce Back in December

WASHINGTON (January 30, 2017) — Pending home sales picked up in December as solid increases in the South and West offset weakening activity in the Northeast and Midwest, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Read more…


Consumers Will Compromise to Buy Homes

Consumers view homeownership as a priority and say they’re willing to make significant compromises in order to purchase a home, according to a survey of more than 1,000 consumers considering a home purchase in 2017, conducted by the online brokerage firm  Read more….


Expect More Gripes About Home Affordability

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2017   Housing affordability dropped to the lowest level in seven years at the end of 2016. It now takes 22.2 percent of a person’s median income to make the monthly principal and interest payment on a median-priced home, according to new findings from Black Knight Financial Services. That amounts to a 10 percent increase in the fourth quarter alone. Read more...