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February Housing Scorecard Shows Increase in Existing Home Sales as Home Affordability Remains High

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2011aThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury released the February 2011 edition of the Obama Administrationas Housing Scorecard. The latest housing figures show increased existing home sales as home affordability remains high, but officials caution that the market remains fragile, as prices are unsettled.

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New-Home Sales Fall 12.6 Percent in January 2011

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2011a(MCT)aBy Greg Robb - Sales of new U.S. homes fell in January 2011, almost completely retracing the strong gain seen in December, the Commerce Department recently estimated.

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NAR: Investors, cash deals boost January real estate sales

Plans to rebenchmark home sales data won't affect monthly trends - By Inman News - Inman Newsac - February 23, 2011


Sales of existing homes edged up for a third month in a row in January as sales of distressed properties, investor purchases and all-cash deals picked up from December, the National Association of REALTORSA(R) said today.

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Apartments.com National Survey Reveals Renter Moving Plans for 2011

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011aFor the first time in years, the apartment rental market is beginning to experience signs of recovery as the U.S. economy slowly begins to strengthen. Reuters reported the rental vacancy rate fell to 9.4% in the fourth quarter of 2010 from 10.3% in the July-September periodathe lowest since the second quarter of 2007.

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Multifamily rentals: NAHB sees rising demand, insufficient supply

ORLANDO, Fla. a Jan. 13, 2011 a Post-recession job creation is creating increased demand by new renters for apartments. However, apartment developers are not responding to demand quickly enough due to trouble accessing credit.

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Miami-Dade Pending Home Sales Increase 40.5 Percent from a Year Ago

Miami, FL a Total pending home sales a including single-family and condominiums - in Miami-Dade County increased 40.5 percent in July 2010 compared to July 2009, from 7,197 to 10,113, and decreased less than 2.4 percent, from 10,366 to 10,113, compared to the previous month according to the MIAMI REALTORS and the Southeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (SEFMLS).

Despite the expiration of the tax credit, which helped boost the state of the South Florida residential real estate industry, the local market continues to strengthen.

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Miami Existing Condominium Prices Continue to Rise

Miami, FL a The Miami real estate market continues to strengthen as a result of increased sales and stabilizing home prices. In the Miami MSA, there was a 33 percent increase in condominium sales in June 2010 compared to June 2009 and a 58 percent increase compared to two years ago, according to the Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches and the Southeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (SEFMLS).

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First Quarter Moving Trends by Size and Type

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2010--According to Movers.com usage data, in the first quarter of 2010, one move size dominated Movers.com-aided moves: two-bedroom home moves made up nearly 30 percent of the total number of moves (excluding auto shipments and international moves). That number isnat surprising, though, as most homes are two-bedroom homes.

Two-bedroom home moves led the pack by a wide margin, with three-bedroom home moves coming in second at 17.6 percent.

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Miami-Dade Pending Home Sales Increase 54 Percent Compared to May 2009

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Miami, FL a Total pending home sales a including single-family and condominiums - in Miami-Dade County increased 54 percent in May 2010 compared to May 2009 and .62 percent, from 10,392 to 10,456, compared to the previous month and Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches (RAMB) and the Southeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (SEFMLS).