July 22, 2015

June's home sales reached their highest level in eight years.

June 22, 2015

Home sales hit their stride last month, reaching highs not seen since 2009.

May 21, 2015

Even in the wake of a breakout month for housing starts, existing-home sales slowed down by 3.3% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million.

April 22, 2015

Existing-home sales reached high in March to an 18-month peak, even as unsold inventory was still struggling.

March 23, 2015

Existing-home sales bumped up in February despite trends verging in the opposite direction for housing starts.

February 23, 2015

Though January figures increased from a year ago, existing-home sales declined to their lowest rate in nine months, according to the National Association of Realtors.

December 22, 2014

Total existing-home sales were down 6.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.93 million in November. That's compared to a downwardly revised figure of 5.25 million in October.

November 20, 2014

Existing-home sales were up again in October, marking the first time in a year that the metric rose above year-over-year levels, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Total existing-home sales were up 1.5% for the month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.26 million, compared to an upwardly revised 5.18 million in September. This also marks a 2.5% gain over last October's sales.

For single-family homes, sales increased 1.3% to a rate of 4.63 million -- 2.9% above year-ago levels.

October 21, 2014

Existing-home sales made a comeback in September after experiencing a slight decline in August. At their highest level in 2014 so far, sales clocked in at an adjusted annual rate of 5.17 million, according to the National Association of Realtors.

As for whether rising home prices are helping or hurting the housing market -- it depends on how you look at it.

September 22, 2014

Existing-home sales were on the up and up for the past four months, but the momentum didn't carry through August.

Sales decreased 1.8% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million, a decline the National Association of Realtors attributed to investor activity.

August 21, 2014

July saw the highest level of existing-home sales for the entire year of 2014 so far, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million, according to the National Association of Realtors.

This is up 2.4% from June's downwardly revised rate of 5.03 million. However, sales are still 4.3% below last July's 5.38 million-unit level (also that year's peak).

In terms of single-family homes, sales were up 2.7% on a monthly basis to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.55 million. This is still 4.2% below last year's pace.

July 22, 2014

Existing-home sales broke the 5-million benchmark in June, rising 2.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million units sold, according to the National Association of Realtors.

June's figure is in comparison to an upwardly revised 4.91 million unit rate in May, reaching their highest pace since October 2013. However, they're still 2.3% below last year's number.

June 23, 2014

Bringing some good news to the industry after a weak month for housing starts, existing-home sales peaked sharply in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.89 million -- the highest month-over-month gain since August 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Single-family home sales rose even more -- 5.7% -- to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.30 million.

May 22, 2014

The National Association of Realtors had slightly more positive news to report this month. Existing-home sales increased for the first time this year in April, bumping up 1.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.65 million.

Single-family sales were up 0.5% to a rate of 4.06 million, but are still 7.7% below last year's pace. 

April 22, 2014

Dropping 0.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million, existing-home sales largely flatlined in March, according to the National Association of Realtors. The March results are also 7.5% below year-ago levels.

The slight drop, which is down from 4.60 million in February, is the end result of sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest being canceled out by declines in the West and South.

January 23, 2014

Total existing-home sales edged up by 1.0% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.87 million, making the full-year count for 2013 the highest since 2006, according to the National Association of Realtors.

September 19, 2013

Existing-home sales were at their highest in six and a half years in August, rising 1.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million. Specifically, single-family home sales were up 1.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.84 million.

Despite the record numbers, National Association of Realtors chief economist Lawrence Yun cautioned that they may represent a temporary peak.

August 29, 2013

The Pending Home Sales Index for July declined 1.3% to 109.5 as higher mortgage rates dampened enthusiasm for home buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

The NAR's Chief Economist Lawrence Yun didn't seem concerned by what he called a "modest decline in sales." 

The Pending Home Sales Index is a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings. The index has remained above year-ago levels for 27 consecutive months.

August 21, 2013

Total existing-home sales fared well in July, experiencing a 6.5% increase to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million, marking the 25th consecutive month that sales have remained above year-ago levels.

The National Association of Realtors reported that July's figures are up from June's downwardly revised total of 5.06 million and are 17.2% higher than July 2012's 4.60 million.

Total housing inventory rose 5.6% to 2.28 million existing homes available for sale, marking a 5.1 month supply that was consistent with June's figures.

June 20, 2013

On the heels of promising housing starts figures from last month, May's existing-home sales also experienced a sizeable year-over-year bump, according to the National Association of Realtors.

May 6, 2013

Pending home sales increased in March and remain above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors.

February 22, 2013

Up 0.4% from a downwardly revised December, existing-home sales shows strong buyer demand, according to the NAR.

January 28, 2013

December takes a step back, but NAR data show a long-running upward trend on a year-over-year basis.

January 23, 2013

Total existing-home sales declined 1.0% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.94 million in December from a downwardly revised 4.99 million in November, according to the National Association of Realtors.