Tag Archive for ‘Existing Home Sales’

Existing Sales Rebound

Existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), increased 5.1% in March, rebounding from the 7.1% tumble in February but showing no signs of increased activity among first-time buyers. The first-time buyer share of 30% in March remained unchanged from last month as well as March 2015. Total existing home sales in March increased to a… Read More ›

Home Prices in January – Approaching Long-Term Trend

S&P Dow Jones Indices reported that the Case-Shiller (CS) National Home Price Index slowed to a 6.4% seasonally adjusted annual growth rate in January, from 8.8% in December. The Home Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.7% in January, following 5.7% in December. Surging sales of existing homes as… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Tumble in February

The National Association of Realtors released existing home sales data for February. Sales of existing homes tumbled to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million, from 5.47 million in January. Existing single family sales slowed to 4.51 million, from 4.86 million in January. After several months of heightened volatility the slowdown brings sales more in line with trend growth… Read More ›

Home Prices Appreciation Slowed in December

The Case-Shiller (CS) National Home Price Index, reported by S&P Dow Jones Indices, slowed to a 9.8% seasonally adjusted annual growth rate in December, from 10.4% in November. The Home Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.5% in December, following 7.1% in November. House price appreciation is largely driven… Read More ›

Existing Sales Advance

Existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), increased 0.4% in January to the highest level since July, and are up 11.0% from last January. The first-time buyer share for 2015 averaged 30%, up from 29% in 2014 and 2013. Total existing home sales in January increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.47 million units… Read More ›

Existing Sales Surprise

Existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), decreased 10.5% in November to the lowest level since April 2014, a decline NAR attributed to the implementation of The Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The new rule was designed to help consumers understand their loan options and avoid… Read More ›

Home Price Appreciation in September

S&P Dow Jones Indices and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their home prices indexes for September, respectively. The Case-Shiller (CS) national house price index accelerated to a 10.4% seasonally adjusted annual pace in September while the price index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rose at a 9.5% pace. A surge in sales pushed existing house… Read More ›

Existing Sales Realign

Existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors, decreased 3.4% in October, and the annual share of first-time buyers in 2015 fell to its second-lowest level since the survey was launched in 1981. Total existing home sales in October decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.36 million units combined for single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops,… Read More ›

Home Prices in August – Moving Toward Normal

S&P Dow Jones Indices released the August results for the S&P/Case-Shiller (CS) house price index. The index shows that house price appreciation accelerated to a seasonally adjusted annual growth rate of 5.4% in August, continuing its recovery from a late spring/early summer slowdown. After recovering from the boom and bust, the growth rate of the CS price index climbed back… Read More ›

Existing Sales Rebound

Existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors, increased 4.7% in September, and have increased year-over-year for 12 consecutive months. However, the first-time buyer share decreased to 29%, down from 32% the previous month. Total existing home sales in September increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.55 million units combined for single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and… Read More ›