Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ·

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

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

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 ·

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 ·

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