February Pending Homes Sales Up 2.4%

Pending home sales rose for the second straight month in February—perhaps one last lagging indicator before the coronavirus fallout—the National Association of Realtors reported yesterday.

Sens. Cramer, Warner Introduce Federal Remote Online Notarizations Bill

Sens. Kevin Kramer, R-N.D., and Mark Warner, D-Va., yesterday introduced legislation that would allow immediate nationwide use of Remote Online Notarizations, a step long-advocated by the Mortgage Bankers Association and the American Land Title Association.

December Pending Home Sales Down 5%

Pending home sales fell in December, falling back after increasing slightly in November, the National Association of Realtors reported yesterday, as all four major regions reported a drop in month-over-month contract activity.

November Existing Home Sales Drop 1.7%

Existing home sales fell in November, the National Association of Realtors reported yesterday, putting a damper on what had otherwise been a strong month for housing market performance.