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Treasury, IRS deliver qualified business income rule victory to real estate professionals for 2018 tax season

Posted by   /  January 31, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Real Estate Daily News National Association of Realtors is reporting that late last week, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations regarding the new 20 percent deduction on qualified business income. As Americans begin preparations for the 2018 tax filing season, real estate professionals have been uncertain about the true impact […]

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Housing optimism steady, but possible trouble on the horizon

Posted by   /  June 26, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

  DS News When it comes to Americans’ optimism about buying homes, Q2’s numbers might as well be cribbed from the National Association of Realtors‘ Q1 report. NAR’s second quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey found that 68 percent of people think it’s a good time to buy—statistically, pretty much the same as in the first quarter. […]

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Consumers’ Interest Trends Towards Sustainability, say Realtors®

Posted by   /  April 24, 2018  /  Real Estate News Briefs  /  No Comments

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(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.)   WASHINGTON (April 24, 2018) – As consumer demand trends toward green and sustainable home features, Realtors® continue to work to promote environmentally responsible features and business practices. Sixty-one percent of Realtors® reported that consumers are interested in sustainability according to the National Association […]

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Existing home sales beat headwinds, score small gains

Posted by   /  April 23, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily Existing-home sales seemed to have reclaimed their footing, posting their second consecutive gain after two straight months of declines. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) said March sales of single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and coops rose 1.1 percent compared to February, putting sales at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of […]

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NAR, realtor.com Report Housing Supply and Affordability are at odds in Markets Across U.S.

Posted by   /  April 18, 2018  /  Real Estate News Briefs  /  No Comments

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(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.)  WASHINGTON (April 18, 2018) – At the national level, housing affordability is down from a year ago and fewer households can afford the active inventory of homes currently for sale on the market based on their income. That is according to joint research […]

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Pending home sales rise in February

Posted by   /  March 29, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

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But Realtor index remains 4.1% behind a year earlier. Builder The National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales Index rose 3.1% to 107.5 in February from a downwardly revised 104.3 in January, 4.1% below a year ago, the group reported Wednesday. The PHSI in the Northeast surged 10.3% to 96.0 in February, 5.1% below a […]

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HOME Survey: Housing and Economic Sentiment on Divergent Paths in Early 2018

Posted by   /  March 27, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.)  WASHINGTON (March 26, 2018) – New consumer findings from the National Association of Realtors® surprisingly show that while a growing share of households in the first three months of the year feel more confident about the economy and their financial situation, those positive […]

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4 real estate provisions in spending bill

Posted by   /  March 23, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

RealtorMag With six months remaining in the 2018 fiscal year, the National Association of REALTORS® urges the passage of the “omnibus appropriations bill” agreed upon by U.S. House and Senate negotiators last night, which is designed to fund the federal government through Sept. 30. The 2,232-page bill contains important provisions related to housing that real […]

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Pending home sales plunge to three-year lows

Posted by   /  March 1, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily Pending home sales took a deep dive in January, falling to their lowest level in over three years. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) said its Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator of existing home sales, fell 4.7 percent to 104.6. The December index, which had represented […]

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Existing home sales decline, inventory still a big issue

Posted by   /  February 22, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily Sales of existing homes fell again in January, the second consecutive month-over-month decline.  Sales of pre-owned single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and cooperative apartments were down 3.2 percent compared to December, and the seasonally adjusted annual sales in December, already estimated at a 3.6 percent decline, were revised down even […]

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