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Report: Home Sales Down, Prices Up For August

Despite the currently slower environment, RE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly is keeping a positive view on recent figures, noting that August sales were still more than 10 percent higher than in 2012 and 17.8 percent higher than in 2008, when the company began reporting on monthly activity.

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Connecticut Housing Activity Slow, But Still Creeping Upward

A slight increase in single-family home sales in Connecticut for the month of July marked the fifth time in 2014 that single-family home sales increased year-over-year, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Warren Group, publisher of the Commercial Record. The 3,152 homes sold in Connecticut in July represented the highest total for any month since June 2010, when 3,400 homes were sold in the state, according to the Warren Group. July's total of 3,152 was an increase of less than 1 percent from June's home sales of 3,129 in Connecticut. Year-to-date, through the end of July, home sales in the state have fallen by 1.2 percent (from 14,230 down to 14,059).

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Report: Annual Rate of Home Sales Falling

The nationwide annual rate of the sale of residential properties, which include single family homes, condominiums, and town homes, declined by 3 percent month-over-month and 12 percent year-over-year in July, according to RealtyTrac's July 2014 U.S Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report released on August 29

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California Home Sales Still Slow Despite 3.9 Percent Jump

Single family home and condominium sales in California experienced a month-over-month increase of 3.9 percent for July but saw a 9.2 percent decline year-over-year, according to PropertyRadar's July 2014 Real Property Report for California. Sales for single family homes and condos for the first seven months of 2014 year-to-date are at their lowest levels since 2008, the report stated.

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Home Sales Decline for First Time in Five Months

Home sales for July decreased slightly from the previous month after increasing for four months in a row, according to the July 2014 RE/MAX National Housing Report released on August 14. Meanwhile, home prices fell marginally month-over-month but increased year-over-year.

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Fannie Mae Revises First Quarter Forecast

The latest economic forecast from Fannie Mae shows that the underwhelming performance of the economy in the first three months of the year and a shrinking GDP have significantly dulled the optimism economists once had for the overall 2014 economy.

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Existing-Home Sales Jump 4.9% in May

Existing-home sales rose in May at their highest monthly growth rate in years as inventory continued to expand, the National Association of Realtors(NAR) reported. According to NAR, total existing-home sales—representing completed transactions of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops—jumped 4.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.89 million.

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Freddie Mac Scales Back Expectations for 2014

Despite a disappointing first quarter and a mediocre second quarter, Freddie Mac still expects the economy to improve throughout the second half of 2014. The company is, however, tempering its New Year's optimism. In its June U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook, Freddie offers a mid-year assessment that sees more humble growth in gross domestic product that mirrors the 2 to 2.5 percent growth that the economy has seen the past few years.

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Home Sales Continue Growth Streak in May

The National Housing Report from RE/MAX found that for the third month in a row, home sales in May rose higher than sales in the previous month. May sales were 11.5 percent higher than in April, but stubbornly remained below the same period last year by 9.9 percent.

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