· GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Home sales continued to climb in September despite a persistent shortage of homes coming onto the market, according to the latest monthly report by the Grand Rapids.

Pending home sales in U.S. uptick in May Home sales continue to climb . Ed Russo @edwardrusso Friday. "There were a lot of closings and a lot of pending sales," he said.. Harrison said he expects real estate sales to slow in.

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*The Pending Home Sales Index is a leading indicator for the housing sector, based on pending sales of existing homes. A sale is listed as pending when the contract has been signed but the transaction has not closed, though the sale usually is finalized within one or two months of signing.

Pending home sales continue to decelerate in February.. He also anticipates that the median price for an existing home will climb 2.7 percent from the previous year. He expects that both.

 · Pending home sales rose 3.5% in February to a rate of 109.1, up from the downwardly revised rate of 105.4 in January, the National Association.

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 · With low mortgage rates, it’s believed sales will once again grow. 60,000 more homes were on the market. Housing Sales slumped 8.5% from one year ago, the lowest sales since 2015. Prices still rose another 2.8% to a median of $247,500 nationwide.

“Pending home sales underperformed once again in May, declining for the second-straight month and coming in at the second lowest level over the past year,” Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist said..

East Valley Real Estate Market Report – East Valley Properties for sale with. Sales prices continue to rise, despite the large number of list price cuts. Now January 1 is always a low point for listings under contract (pending + UCB + CCBS).

RealtyTrac: 2Q foreclosure activity rises as some states see reboot Bank repos hit a record high nationwide – The Real Deal – nationwide foreclosure activity may be en route to a slowdown, according to. have declined 9 percent from March and 2 percent from April 2009.. 2013 before we see any kind of market balance returned," nationwide Blomquist said.. In last month’s RealtyTrac report those states also.

Pending home sales climbed in all four major regions in June, but still fell short of last year’s gains, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home. The Pending Home Sales Index decreased 1.8% in August, and is now down 2.3% year over year.

Massachusetts Pending Homes Sales Up in December and Year-End Pending. the month of December and continued to come out and make offers on homes.. homes and condominiums saw over a four percent hike to $397,000 and a one.