Fewer buyers signed contracts to buy homes in August. Is the market softening?
Fewer buyers signed contracts to buy homes in June. Will that dampen the optimism of those celebrating the housing rebound?
The overstatement of existing home sales by the National Association of Realtors, NAR, may have caused a setback to the speed of a housing recovery. Errors that began in 2007 and accumulated through the housing bust mean that home sales were actually 14.3 percent worse than reported by the NAR. Builders rely on the data
Low mortgage rates and home prices did their job of luring homebuyers, according to data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), which showed a rise of 7.7 percent in existing home sales in August. That’s the biggest rise since March and 18.6 percent more than August 2010 sales figures. The increase was a surprise: Economists