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Cash Sales Share Falls for 20th Straight Month

According to CoreLogic, cash sales made up 33.8 percent of total home sales in August, down from 36.4 percent the year prior. Cash sales peaked at a share of 46.3 percent in 2011 and have fallen continually on a yearly basis every month since the start of 2013.

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Home Sales Up, Prices Down in Connecticut

Single-family home sales saw a modest uptick in Connecticut in September as prices trended downward for another month, according to a report from the New England-based Warren Group. Trends were also mixed for condominium properties.

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Florida’s Housing Market Stays the Course in Q3

Florida's housing market continued on a steady growth track throughout the third quarter, though improvements were slightly subdued compared to spring and early summer. Florida Realtors' chief economist, Dr. John Tuccillo, said the quarterly numbers reinforce trends the group has seen on a month-to-month basis.

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More Potholes for Housing Recovery

While home sales prices posted moderate gains in September, the housing market recovery as a whole is moving slowly, according to the Wells Fargo Economics Group Housing Wrap Up for October 2014.

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Slow but Sure Housing Growth Anticipated for 2015

Where the U.S. housing market is concerned, Fannie Mae chief economist Doug Duncan said he is anticipating weaker home sales in 2014 than in 2013—but 2015 looks better. Meanwhile, the slowdown in economic growth this year has not dimmed the outlook among Fannie Mae's economists.

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Florida Sees Rising Home Sales, Prices in September

Florida Realtors reported that closed sales of single-family homes came to 20,792 last month, an increase of 13.5 percent over September 2013. Meanwhile, the statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes in September was $180,000, up 5.9 percent from the previous year.

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All-Cash Home Sales Recede to Six-Year Low

According to transaction data from CoreLogic, home sales transacted entirely in cash accounted for 32.9 percent of total home sales in July, down from 35.9 percent in July 2013. It was the lowest cash sales share since August 2008. As of July, all-cash sales were still well above their pre-crisis average of 25 percent as traditional mortgage buyers still find it difficult to get a foot into the market.

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September Home Sales Beat 2013 Figure

Though September home sales were down 10.4 percent from August—an expected seasonal trend—September is the first month in 2014 in which home sales exceeded those one year prior, according to the latest National Housing Report from RE/MAX. The firm found that home sales last month were 0.9 percent higher than in September 2013, which is no small feat, considering that 2013 was marked by double-digit growth in home sales nationwide.

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Housing Inventory Sees Late-Season Gains

According to an analysis from Redfin, housing stock in all of its tracked markets totaled 563,377 in September, up 4.1 percent from August and 6.3 percent from a year prior. Even with the unexpected rise in inventory, analysts at the company expressed doubt that supply will be able to keep pace with demand in the coming months, especially with home affordability still looking favorable.

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