Tag Archives: NAR

The new 3.8% Real Estate Sales Tax from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The new 3.8% Real Estate Sales Tax from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Will I be taxed 3.8% when I sell my home according to the new Health Care Law? Beginning January 1, 2013, a new 3.8 percent … Continue reading

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NAR: Contracted Sales Up by 12.8% over last year

National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Pending Sales Report which showed that contracted sales were 12.8% higher than the same month last year and higher than any time since sales were impacted by the Homebuyers’ Credit back in April … Continue reading

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NAR: Positive Signs Abound for Housing

The first quarter of 2012 was the best first quarter for real estate in five years, and pending contracts suggest that the second quarter of 2012 will be the best second quarter in five years, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal: “The Bidding Wars are Back”

Happy, Happy news from the Wall Street Journal & the National Association of Realtors came into our “inbox” via our Windermere Newsletter this afternoon.  Here’s a quote from the newsletter: “Stunned Home Buyers Find the Bidding Wars Are Back”   That … Continue reading

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We Have What Santa Wants!

Here’s What Santa Likes, According to the National Association of Realtors and Zillow.com.  But we’ve posted a few suggestions (after the Realtor.org Mag article…) that Santa should add to his Christmas Wish List! Daily Real Estate News  |  December 16, 2010  |   Rooftop Deliveries: … Continue reading

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Most Bang for Your Buck: Replace the Front Door in 2011!

Daily Real Estate News  |  December 16, 2010  |   Owners Recoup More with Exterior Home Projects As part of the 2010-11 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, Realtors® recently rated exterior replacement projects among the most cost-effective home improvement projects, demonstrating that curb appeal … Continue reading

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Market News: SOLD Residential Comparison 2005 – 2010

Here’s the data from the Coeur d’Alene MLS.  Are you thinking of selling your home in 2011? The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator, rose 10.4 percent to 89.3 based on contracts signed in October from 80.9 in September. … Continue reading

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Strong Rebound in Pending Home Sales

Washington, DC, December 02, 2010 Pending home sales jumped in October, showing a positive uptrend since bottoming in June, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator, rose 10.4 percent to 89.3 based … Continue reading

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