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REALTORS® Celebrate 100 Years of Quality Service through the Code of Ethics

2013 will mark the 100th year members of the National Association of REALTORS® have subscribed to a strict Code of Ethics. Though the real estate industry itself has evolved over the past century, NAR’s core values and commitment to excellence … Continue reading

Pending Home Sales Soar in May to Highest Level in 2 Years

(MCT)—Prospective homebuyers signed the most contracts to buy existing homes last month in more than two years, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors. An index measuring sales agreements ticked up 5.9 percent to 101.1 from 95.5 … Continue reading

Mass. May Home Sales Highest in Nearly Two Years

Regional Spotlight—Home sales in the Bay State increased almost 35 percent in May – rising to the highest level of transactions since June 2010, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. A total of 4,510 single-family homes … Continue reading

Fed Says: Family Incomes Down in Recent Years

(MCT)—A new survey of U.S. family finances released by the Federal Reserve on Monday documents in painful detail just how deeply the Great Recession and its aftermath has been felt in family budgets across America. The Survey of Consumer Finances, … Continue reading

Housing Expected to Add to GDP for First Time in 7 Years

The 2012 outlook is improving modestly from a disappointing 2011. Economic growth picked up in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 2.8 percent and is expected to come in at 2.3 percent for 2012, up from 1.6 percent growth for … Continue reading

Baltimore Metro Area September Contract Activity Highest in 4 Years

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—The following analysis of the Baltimore, Maryland, metro area housing market has been prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), and is based on the September 2011 RBI Pending Home Sales Index™. September 2011 home sales in the Baltimore… RISMedia … Continue reading

Baltimore Summer Ends with Best Home Sales in Five Years

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—The following analysis of the Baltimore Metro Area housing market has been prepared by housing market expert Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel, based on the August 2011 RBI Pending Home Sales Index™. Baltimore area home sales enjoyed their… RISMedia … Continue reading

Washington, D.C. Shows Most Active August in 4 Years

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—The summer home sales season in the Washington, D.C. metro area market finished with the highest number of signed contracts for August in four years, according to housing market expert Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel. Miller based these… RISMedia … Continue reading

Mortgage Rates Lowest in Over 50 Years

Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing mortgage rates, fixed and adjustable, reaching all-time record lows providing further incentive for those homeowners looking to refinance. The 30-year fixed averaged 4.15… RISMedia … Continue reading