Tag Archives: First-Time Homebuyers

September Existing Home Sales Hit the High-Water Mark of 2014 at 5.17 Million on an Annualized Basis — Median Price Up 5.6 Percent Year-Over-Year to $209,700

September existing home sales rose to the highest level seen thus far in 2014, reaching a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of 5.17 million according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). While sales rose 2.4 percent sequentially from August, they were 1.7 percent less than the 5.26 million SAAR seen a year ago. The …Read more

August 2014 Existing Home Sales – Dipping 1.8 Percent Sequentially from July and Down 5.3 Percent Year-Over-Year from August 2013 — Not Necessarily Bad News

Sales of existing homes in August were on track at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of 5.05 million homes, down 1.8 percent from July 2014 and off 5.3 percent from August 2013 according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Median home prices rose 4.82 percent to $219,800 in August 2014 versus a year …Read more

July Existing Housing Sales Hit Highest Annualized Level of 2014

July 2014 saw existing housing sales post the greatest seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) thus far this year at 5.15 million units according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Sales increased 2.4 percent sequentially from June (revised), though they were off 4.3 percent from July 2013. Median price increased 4.9 percent from a year …Read more

July 2013 Existing Home Sales — Best in Four Years — Year-Over-Year Homes Sales Up 17.2 Percent, Median Price Up 13.7 Percent — Likely to Cool as Interest Rates Rise, But Still Going to Be Up

Existing home sales continue to significantly improve, with the July 2013 seasonally-adjusted annualized rate hitting the greatest level in almost four years, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). For the month of July, the SAAR of existing home sales tallied 5.39 million, up from 4.6 million in July 2012, a gain of 17.2 …Read more

October 2012 Existing Home Sales Up More Than 10 Percent Compared to October 2011 — 4.79 Million SAAR This Year Vs. 4.32 Million Last Year

Housing continues to make a comeback following the real estate depression of 2007 through 2011. Job growth (albeit tepid), rising rents and population growth are the trifecta to increased sales and prices. October 2012 saw a Seasonally-Adjusted Annualized Sales Rate (SAAR) of 4.79 million existing homes, a gain of more than 10 percent from October …Read more

Want a Date? Buy a Home — CNN

Every once in a while we need to lighten things up and this news report fits right in there the day following Valentines.  CNN reports the findings of a study conducted by Trulia that singles  prefer to date homeowners rather than renters.  Trulia commissioned Harris Interactive to survey 1,000 singles and found the following: More …Read more