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Beige Book Reports Mixed Residential Real Estate Conditions

Residential real estate activity increased moderately in the Richmond district. Realtors in Virginia and North Carolina reported increased sales, especially for higher end homes in North Carolina. Home sales increased in the St. Louis district on a year-over-year basis. Compared with the same period in 2013, December 2014 monthly home sales were up 5 percent in Louisville, 11 percent in Little Rock, and 29 percent in St. Louis.

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Pending Home Sales Rise for Fifth Consecutive Month

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said traditional buyers saw more favorable conditions entering the market this year, citing all-cash sales and sales to investors were both down from a year ago, which created less competition and relief for buyers who still face the challenge of seeing limited homes available for sale.

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Existing-Home Sales Ahead of Last Year’s Pace, But Still Down In All Major Regions

There’s good news and bad news for January’s existing-home sales, according to the National Association of Realtors. On the one hand, sales in January, for the fourth straight month, were ahead of the pace of sales a year ago. On the other hand, existing-home sales in all major regions declined last month to their lowest rate in nine months, with the West and Northeast getting the worst of it.

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Home Sales Slow to Start New Year

Analyzing transactions from 53 major metros nationwide, RE/MAX's latest National Housing Report showed home sales plunged 32.1 percent from December to January, more than wiping out the prior month's 14.4 percent gain.

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Cash Sales Share Continues 23-Month Declining Streak

According to CoreLogic, cash sales made up 36.1 percent of total home sales in November, down from 38.8 percent a year prior. The drop marks the 23rd straight month of year-over-year declines, CoreLogic said. Compared to October, the cash sales share was up about half a percentage point, "as is typical for the fall and winter months."

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2014 Marks Second-Best Year Ever for Texas Housing

Using data from multiple listing services in markets throughout the state, the Texas Association of Realtors reported Monday that single-family home sales statewide totaled 66,664 last quarter, an 8.46 percent increase from the same period in 2013.

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December Home Sales Jump 14.4% from November

RE/MAX reported Monday that home sales activity jumped 14.4 percent nationally month-over-month December, a sharp reversal from November's 22.5 percent drop. Compared to the same month in 2013, December sales were up 3.9 percent, making it one of only a handful of months in 2014 to see transactions improve on a yearly basis.

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2014 Brings Calm to California’s Housing Market

California's housing market made more small strides toward stability over the last 12 months, though sales activity took a dip compared to the year before. For the entire year, C.A.R. estimates that 383,320 single-family homes closed escrow across the state, a 7.6 percent decline from 2013.

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Cash Sales Continue to Recede Annually

In a post on the company's blog site, CoreLogic estimated that cash transactions accounted for 35.5 percent of total home sales in October 2014, down from 38.7 percent the year prior. The decline continued a downward trend started in January 2013, making October the 22nd straight month to see cash sales decline on an annual basis.

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