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NAR: Pending Sales Drop 4.6% in October

It’s the fifth consecutive month for a pending-sales decline. They were lower year-to-year in all four U.S. districts and increased month-to-month only in the Midwest. …continue

Best Time to Buy a Home is Week of Sept. 25

Realtor.com: Despite rising interest rates, fall is the best season to buy for hopeful homebuyers when it comes to home prices, competition and inventory. …continue

FHFA: U.S. 2Q Prices Up 17.7% – But Over 26% in Fla.

Of 100 metros tracked by government-backed mortgages, 8 Fla. cities hold top-11 spots, with Sarasota-Bradenton (up 36.5%) and Cape Coral-Fort Myers (36.0%) at the top. …continue

Study: 80% of Buyers Compromise on Priorities

A study of recent homebuyers found 1 in 4 (22%) unsatisfied with the experience: 30% went over budget and 20% bought in a less-desirable neighborhood. …continue

80% of Metros See Double-Digit Price Gains in 2Q

NAR: Median home prices in the second quarter were up 14.2%, but Fla. saw bigger gains. Of the top 10 U.S. metros for home-price increases, Fla. had 7 ranking cities.