Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Press Room
The MAR Press Room is designed for members of the media seeking information on Massachusetts housing reports, home sales statistics, press releases from MAR and information on the REALTOR® Association.
Members of the media should direct all requests and inquiries to MAR Communications Director Eric Berman
|REALTOR® Price Confidence Index Hits another All-Time High in October|
|Overall confidence in the market continues to be up
WALTHAM, Mass. – November 20, 2012 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) today announced that for the fifth time in eight months the *REALTOR® Price Confidence Index (RPCI) hit an all-time high in October. Confidence in the overall real estate market also continued to be positive as the *REALTOR® Market Confidence Index (RMCI) rose for the 15th straight month. Because Massachusetts was generally spared the destruction suffered elsewhere by Hurricane Sandy, the majority of REALTOR®-members asked felt that people in the middle of the buying and selling process were not impacted by the storm.
|Homes Put Under Agreement in October had Second Largest Year-over-Year Increase|
|Pending home sales have gone up 18 straight months
WALTHAM, Mass. - November 12, 2012 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that pending home sales in October experienced their second biggest year-over-year increase since MAR began tracking this data. Condominium pending sales have also gone up significantly compared to the year before. Pending sales figures (also called homes under agreement) are a leading indicator of actual housing sales in Massachusetts for the following 2-3 months.
|Massachusetts Home Sales Close Up Again in September for 15th Straight Month|
|REALTORS® Continue to Feel Confident about the Massachusetts Real Estate Market in September|
|This is the 14th straight month that the REALTOR® Market Confidence Index has gone up
WALTHAM, Mass. – October 17, 2012 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) today announced that the *REALTOR® Market Confidence Index (RMCI) has gone up for the 14th straight month compared to the year before and had the largest year-over-year percent increase since the data has been collected. The *REALTOR® Price Confidence Index (RPCI) continues to be near all-time highs and has been over the 60-point mark for the fifth straight month. A large percentage of REALTORS® surveyed are reporting homeowners are keeping their homes off the market because they are holding out for higher prices.
|Fall Home Buying Season off to good Start with Pending Sales up Again in September|
|This is the 17th straight month of year-over-year increases
WALTHAM, Mass. – October 9, 2012 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that the fall housing market got off to a good start with another strong month as the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement were up again in September. This is the 17th straight month that the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement increased from the previous year. Pending figures are a leading indicator of actual housing sales in Massachusetts for the following 2-3 months.|