Housing to gradually improve in 2012, NAR economist says

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 · Barring that, 2012 is set to be the first year of the housing recovery, but it may not feel like one until mortgage restrictions ease and the labor markets are strong enough to offer more support.

UNITED states property home Sales Tempered According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), July saw the first existing-home sales year-over-year drop since November 2015. Persistent low housing inventory throughout the country contributed to the decline. Total housing inventory inched up to 2.13 million existing homes for sale, a 0.9%

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 · Housing prices will drop by a further 20 percent as the downturn gripping the United States deepens, leading economist Gary Shilling says. Writing in the Christian Science Monitor, Shilling said more and more people are looking to rent as homeownership becomes increasingly rare.

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Existing-home sales are projected to rise by a slim 1 percent or so this year. Based on the current NAR projection model, existing-home sales would total 4.96 million in 2011.

OGDEN — The chief economist for the National Association of Realtors says Utah’s housing market is improving, and the trend likely will continue. Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research for NAR, spoke to Top of Utah Realtors on Thursday morning at the Ogden Marriott Hotel.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says January's sales gain signals. said. ” Market challenges remain, but the housing market is off to a prosperous start as.

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 · The problem of housing affordability has impacted more and more families, and due to this economic pressure, the structure of family life itself has gradually changed.

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