April 23, 2017

News & Commentary: Market Pulse Articles

  • 09/17/2014
    Inventory constraints are lessening, but affordability will still be a major issue heading into the next few months.
  • 07/16/2014
    Inventory constraints, rising prices, and still-tight financing have been keeping home sales down.
  • 05/02/2014
    Spring is in the air and so is increased confidence in housing markets. But REALTORS® say tight inventories and hard-to-get credit remain drags on business.
  • 03/19/2014
    Student loans and a tight job market keep many would-be home owners on the sidelines.
  • 01/21/2014
    Affordability is expected to take a hit next year as home prices and interest ratescontinue to head up.
  • 11/02/2013
    Pent-up buyer demand may lift the market soon, but for now interest rates and lending standards are holding down home sales as the year winds to a close.
  • 09/18/2013
    Interest rate hikes and rising home prices are taking a toll on sales.
  • 07/12/2013
    REALTORS® are seeing strong buyer demand against low, but slightly improving, inventory levels, continued price increases, and fewer days on market. But there are growing concerns in the industry and among consumers about rapid price gains 
and rising interest rates.
  • 05/09/2013
    Home sales have been hovering at the 4.9 million sales-pace mark since fall of last year and aren’t likely to move up much unless more inventory comes onto the market.
  • 03/15/2013
    Home sales are improving, but NAR analysts say the market would see at least a half-million more sales a year if lenders would return credit conditions to historically normal standards.