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Pending Homes Sales Gain For The 7th Straight Month

Pending Home Sales September 2009Buoyed by a generous tax credit, affordable homes, and low mortgage rates, the Pending Home Sales Index posted its seventh consecutive monthly gain in August.

It’s the longest winning streak in the index’s history and the highest reading in 2-1/2 years.

It’s also another signal that the housing market is in recovery.

“Pending home sales” are a forward-looking indicator, measuring the number homes under contract to sell, but not yet closed.

Historically, 80% of homes under contract close within 60 days. Most others close within 120 days.

It’s no wonder home values are rising in so many markets.

Home buyers — take note. If you’re plan to purchase a home between now and the New Year, expect that the recent run in pending sales will turn into run of closed sales which, in turn, should pump prices up and drop home inventory.

With mortgage rates hovering near 4-month lows, the best way to find a value in housing may be to act sooner rather than later.

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