Tagged: national association of realtors

Contracts to Buy US Homes Hit Highest Level Since April

by Associated Press 3/29/2017 11:12 am

More people signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as warm weather and rising confidence appeared to encourage consumers to look for houses.

Americans Buy Existing Homes at Fastest Pace in a Decade

by Associated Press 2/22/2017 11:37 am

Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007.

US New-Home Sales Tumble in December

by Associated Press 1/26/2017 11:39 am

Americans pulled back sharply from buying new homes in December, but sales for all of 2016 were the highest since 2007.

US Pending Home Sales Slump in August

by Associated Press 9/29/2016 10:24 am

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, as a shortage of properties for sale is weighing on the market.

US Pending Home Sales Decline in January

by Associated Press 2/29/2016 10:53 am

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January, as the recent hot streak appears to have been curbed by a shortage of properties for sale and colder weather.

US Home Purchases Rebound; 2015 Had Most Sales in 9 Years

by Associated Press 1/22/2016 10:31 am

U.S. home sales rebounded in December after new regulations had delayed the completion of purchases in November. And total sales in 2015 were the most in nine years.

Existing Home Sales Tank in November

by Associated Press 12/22/2015 10:43 am

Home sales plunged sharply in November, as buyers faced rising prices and new regulations that might have delayed some closings.

Pending US Home Sales Jump to Strongest Level in 9 Years

by Associated Press 5/28/2015 9:02 am

Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market.

US Home Sales Roared Back to Life in March

by Associated Press 4/22/2015 10:44 am

U.S. homebuyers flooded back into the real estate market in March, pushing up sales and prices at the start of the spring buying season.

US Home Sales Rise in December

by Associated Press 1/23/2015 11:10 am

More Americans purchased homes in December, yet total sales slipped in 2014 as first-time buyers struggled to find houses.

Central Arkansas Retail Space Vacancy Rate Stays Stable

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2014 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for commercial retail space in central Arkansas stood at 5.3 percent in second-quarter 2014, compared with the first-quarter rate of 5.2 percent and the year-earlier rate of 6 percent.

Developers Move Cautiously As Northwest Arkansas Office Vacancy Rates Dip

by Marty Cook 5/12/2014 12:00 am

Vacancy rates for the northwest Arkansas office space market dropped almost one-half percent to 9.3 percent during the first quarter of 2014. The rate was 9.7 percent in the last quarter of 2013, according to data collected by Xceligent Inc. of Independence, Mo.

Market Restoration Tops Chris Polychron's Agenda as President-elect of National Association of Realtors

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2014 12:00 am

Chris Polychron is an executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, specializing in residential sales, and is the 2014 president-elect of the National Association of Realtors . He has served on the National Association of Realtors board of directors since 2002. Polychron was elected president of the Arkansas Realtors Association in 2003.

Chris Polychron Elected President-Elect of National Association of Realtors

by Associated Press 11/27/2013 7:28 am

A real estate agent from Hot Springs has been named to the top post in a national trade organization.

US Pending Home Sales Fall for 3rd Straight Month

by Associated Press 9/26/2013 11:11 am

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy U.S. homes in August, the third straight decline. The drop could mean that higher mortgage rates are starting to deter some buyers.

Vacancy Rate in Industrial Space Dips

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2013 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for industrial properties in central Arkansas fell slightly to 11.2 percent in the second quarter of 2013 compared with 11.6 percent in second-quarter 2012.

Miki Bass Named CEO of Arkansas Realtors Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2013 1:52 pm

The Arkansas Realtors Association names Miki Bass as its new CEO.

Slow Improvement Predicted in National Commercial Real Estate

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2013 12:00 am

The National Association of Realtors, based in Washington, D.C., last month released its “Commercial Real Estate Outlook” for the quarter. The report details the market outlook in major commercial real estate sectors and summarizes the forecasts for all of 2013 and 2014.

US Home Prices Rise in October by Most in 6 Years

by Associated Press 12/4/2012 11:44 am

A measure of U.S. home prices rose 6.3 percent in October compared with a year ago, the largest yearly gain since July 2006. The jump adds to signs of a comeback in the once-battered housing market.

Sales Contracts to Buy US Homes Rose Last Month

by Associated Press 10/25/2012 10:59 am

The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose only slightly, suggesting sales may level off in the coming months after solid gains in the past year.