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Pending Home Sales Point To Seller's Market This Summer

Some great news out of the National Association of Realtors.

To get information on Central PA's Real Estate Market in the Harrisburg / Hershey area, contact me at 717 514-1793 or Ken@KensHomesales.com

Pending Home Sales (2010-2011)

The National Association of REALTORS® Pending Home Sales Index rose for the third straight month last month.

A "pending home sale" is a home under contract to sell, but not yet closed.

The Pending Home Sales Index rose 5 percent in March, posting its second-highest reading since April 2010. Not coincidentally, that month marked the expiration of last year's federal home buyer tax credit.

Home buyers and sellers in Collingswood would do well to watch the Pending Home Sales Index each month. This is because - unlike most government and private data - the Pending Home Sales Index is a "forward-looking" indicator.

Because 80% of "pending" homes close within 2 months, and a significant share of the rest close within months 3 and 4, the Pending Home Sales Index tends to correlate to future strength (or weakness) in housing.

The Pending Home Sales Index, in other words, is an excellent precursor to the Existing Home Sales report, issued monthly.

By region, the Pending Home Sales Index varied last month.

  • Northeast : -3.2% from February
  • Southeast : +10.3% from February
  • Midwest : +3.0% from February
  • West : +3.1% from February

All 4 regions were worse from a year ago.

As with everything in housing, however, we must remember that real estate is neither national, nor regional. It's local. Sales volume may be higher in areas like the Midwest, but that doesn't mean that all Midwest markets are experiencing similar gains, if any gains at all.

To get local real estate data,talk to a real estate agent that specializes in that area. It's the best way to know what's happening on the street level.

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