NAR: Pending home sales rise to highest level in 2 years
Pending home sales increased in March and are well above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors.
NAR’s pending home sales index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 4.1% to 101.4 in March from an upwardly revised 97.4 in February. It is 12.8% above March 2011 when it was 89.9. The data reflects contracts but not closings.
The index is now at the highest level since April 2010 when it reached 111.3. Read more…