A real estate analytic and forecasting firm is sticking by its predictions for a significantly smaller mortgage and real estate market in 2011 over 2010.
Home sales are rising but they would even more if qualified consumers weren't being shut out of the market, trade group says.
The National Association of Realtors announced this morning that existing home sales fell off in February, sliding 9.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.88 million units in February.
More existing homes changed hands in December, allowing 2010 to end with a run of five of the preceding six months having higher sales of existing structures, according to the National Association of Realtors.
A survey commissioned by the National Association of Realtors has found that the desire to own a home has persisted both among people who already own homes and those who rent their residence.
It was a little more than a year ago when the NCUA threw its support behind an advisory that encouraged workouts on commercial real estate loans.
This year will go down as the one in which the real estate and mortgage markets in many areas moved from a sense of crisis to one where credit unions began to find a little bit of stability.
If credit unions launch or upgrade their mortgage lending operations in the coming year, real estate professionals and borrowers will come.
The National Association of Realtors has announced that existing home sales were up 10% in September, even though sales economically distressed homes remained high.
Kanjorski (D-Pa.), one of the strongest champions of credit unions on Capitol Hill, is trailing his GOP challenger Lou Barletta, who is making his third attempt to oust the veteran lawmaker.