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Miscalculating Home Sales by the National Association of Realtors

Posted on December 22nd, 2011

So, just what is going on in the housing market? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) realized this week it’s been overstating existing home sales. Instead of 20.6 million existing home sales from 2007 to 2010, there were actually 17.7 million homes sold. More surprising is that, in explaining the revisions, an economist for the NAR said, “from a consumer’s perspective, only the local marketing information... [read more]

Homebuilder Sentiment Rose in December

Posted on December 21st, 2011

After revising November’s housing market index from 20 to 19, the National Association of Home Builders reported it reached 21 in December—the highest point since May 2010. Despite the November revision, the index still increased for three straight months. It hasn’t done that since the middle of 2009.

What does this mean? Considering economists were expecting a 20, the surprise increase is a good sign that the... [read more]

Ohio Landlord Posts “White Only” Sign on Swimming Pool

Posted on December 16th, 2011

In a suit filed with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, a former tenant accused an Ohio landlord of discrimination, after she posted a “whites only” sign near her swimming pool.

According to the complaint, the tenant, Michael Gunn, had invited his daughter to visit over Memorial Day weekend. The teenage girl went for a swim, and the landlord, Jamie Hein, accused her of making the pool “cloudy” with hair chemicals.

A few days later,... [read more]

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