Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:36 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It’s slow going in the housing market, but sales are trending upward.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:12 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Buyers are starting to emerge, but home sales this year could still lag last year.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:43 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The housing market is cooling but one expert says prices won’t fall.

Friday, November 08, 2013 4:35 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Home prices will continue to rise next year despite higher mortgage rates.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:38 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A decline in September’s existing home sales didn’t surprise analysts.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:17 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Another indicator of an improving housing market: Realtor income is up.

Tags: NAR, realtors
Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:52 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Fewer buyers signed contracts to buy homes in August. Is the market softening?

Thursday, July 26, 2012 4:03 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Fewer buyers signed contracts to buy homes in June. Will that dampen the optimism of those celebrating the housing rebound?

Thursday, December 22, 2011 7:41 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3:25 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

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 thanĀ August 2010 sales figures. The increase was a surprise: Economists

Tags: home, NAR, sales