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Pending Home Sales Rise to Highest Level Since June 2013

The Pending Home Sales Index rose 3.1 percent to 106.9 in February from a slight downward revision of 103.7 in January and is 12 percent about the February 2014 number of 95.4. The index is at its highest level since June 2013 and has increased year-over-year for six consecutive months and is above 100, considered an average level of activity, for the tenth consecutive month.

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Pending Home Sales Fall Short of Expectations

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Thursday that its Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) declined 3.7 percent last month to a reading of 100.7. Economists expected a 0.9 percent gain. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for NAR, blamed the monthly downswing on a drop in for-sale homes and an acceleration in price growth.

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Pending Home Sales Inch Up in November Measure

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported a 0.8 percent month-over-month increase in its Pending Home Sales Index to a reading of 104.8 in November. With the most recent increase, the index has now posted annual gains for three straight months, lining up with recent improvements in existing-home sales activity.

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Pending Home Sales Dip in October

NAR reported Wednesday that contract signings nationally decreased 1.1 percent last month, though they were still up 2.2 percent compared to last October. Despite the monthly drop, Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist, said that contract signings have remained at a healthy pace now for six straight months.

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Pending Home Sales Rebound in California

The California Association of Realtors (CAR) reported a 2.6 percent increase in its Pending Home Sales Index, putting it a reading of 102.4 from 99.8 in August. The increase compares to a 0.3 percent uptick in the National Association of Realtors' national index, which measured 105 in the group's latest reading.

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Pending Home Sales Nudge Up in September

The National Association of Realtors' (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking gauge of home sales based on contract signings, ticked up 0.3 percent to 105 from August's 104.7, the group reported. Compared to a year ago, the index climbed 1 percent—the first yearly increase in 11 months.

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Mortgage Rates Slip in Latest Measures

In its Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the week ending October 2, Freddie Mac reported a minor pullback in the 30-year fixed interest rate to an average 4.19 percent (0.4 point) from last week's 4.20 percent. The average 30-year fixed was also little changed from last year's average rate of 4.22 percent.

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Pending Home Sales Retreat in August

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported a 1.0 percent decline in its Pending Home Sales Index for August. The drop brings the index down to 104.7, its second highest reading so far this year. The drop in the pending sales measure came in the same month that the association reported a dip in existing-home sales.

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Pending Home Sales Recover After June Drop

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Thursday a 3.3 percent monthly increase in its Pending Home Sales Index for July, putting the index at 105.9. With July's increase, the index has now risen for four of the last five readings, seeing a slight retreat in June. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said sales activity benefited from increasingly favorable conditions for buyers in the housing market.

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Pending Home Sales Wane in June

NAR's Pending Home Sales Index, an indicator of future home sales based on contract signings, fell to 102.7 last month, down 1.1 percent from May and 7.3 percent from June 2013. NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun said that while the housing market is stabilizing, ongoing challenges are holding sales back from their full potential.

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