NAR: October pending home sales show strong results

Good news on pending home sales activity in October. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports today that its Pending Home Sales Index, which tracks contract signings, increased 5.2 percent in October compared to the month before and was 13.2 percent higher than a year ago.

“We’ve had very good housing affordability conditions for quite some time, but we’re seeing more impact now from steady job creation, and rising consumer confidence about home buying now that home prices have clearly turned positive,” said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

Watch a new video from NAR with more details on the pending home sales numbers.

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.

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