Archive for May, 2010

Existing-Home Sales Continue to Improve In April 2010

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2010—Existing-home sales rose again in April 2010 with buyers motivated by the tax credit, improving consumer confidence and favorable affordability conditions, according to the National Association of Realtors. Existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 7.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million […]

Single women outpace single men in real-estate market

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

By Eleanor Goldberg, Medill News Service WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — For Mother’s Day, flowers and chocolate are nice, but watching your single daughter take the lead in the real-estate market may be even nicer. Unmarried women accounted for 21% of home purchases in 2009, while unwed males were 10% of the buyers, according to a National […]

Pending Home Sales on an Upswing

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2010—Pending home sales increased again in March 2010, affirming that a surge of home sales is unfolding for the spring home buying season, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in March, rose 5.3% to 102.9 from 97.7 in February, […]