June 13, 2017

Remax Cimarron Realty 2017

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November 16, 2016

October 2016 RE/MAX National Housing Report

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Homebuyer Demand Remains Strong in September
October 17, 2016
DENVER (Oct. 17, 2016) – Though posting a typical seasonal dropoff from August, September’s U.S. home sales represented the most of any September in the 9-year history of the RE/MAX National Housing Report. Home sales dropped 11.7% from August to September – nearly the same as the 11.0% average decline over the previous eight years of the Report. But sales increased 2.0% over September 2015 which had previously been the best September.

The September Median Sales Price of $219,780 was 5.1% above a year ago. And in a rare occurrence, not a single metro posted a year-over-year price drop. The largest price gains were reported in Birmingham, AL (17.0%) and Miami (15.2%). The average Months Supply of Inventory rose from 3.4 in August to 3.9, the highest since February. But it is still far below the 6 months supply considered to be a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers. Eight markets, predominantly in the Northeast, have a 6 or more month supply. Meanwhile, 19 have 3 months or less, with the majority being in the West.

“The market usually sees fewer home sales in September, as buyers make a seasonal transition from summer to fall,” said Dave Liniger, RE/MAX CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder. “Even so, sales were the highest of any September since we launched our Housing Report in 2008. Also, price increases continue to be in the moderate 5-percent year-over-year range. Overall, this is a market that most everyone can be satisfied with.”

Closed Transactions
In the 52 metro areas surveyed in September, the average number of home sales increased by 2.0% compared to one year ago, which makes the eighth month this year with a year-over-year increase in sales. This marks the strongest September of sales since the Report’s inception in 2008. However, September showed a 11.7% decrease from August, but this is in line with decreases in previous years. This month, 34 markets experienced an increase in sales year-over-year with 6 markets seeing double-digit increases. Those markets include Trenton, NJ, +17.9%, Augusta, ME, +14.1%, Des Moines, IA +13.6%, Raleigh & Durham, NC, +11.6%, Boise, ID +11.3% and Seattle, WA 10.6%.

Median Sales Price – Median of 52 metro median prices
In September, the median of all 52 metro Median Sales Prices was $219,780, down slightly at -3.1% from August 2016 and up 5.1% from September 2015. The median price in Providence, RI was unchanged from last year, but every other metro area in the report saw year-over-year price increases, with 12 rising by double-digit percentages. The largest double-digit increases were seen in Birmingham, AL +17.0%, Miami, FL +15.2%, Tampa, FL +14.6%, Portland, OR +14.5%, Denver, CO +13.1% and Boise, ID +12.6%.

Days on Market – Average of 52 metro areas
The average Days on Market for homes sold in September was 56, up two days from the average in August 2016, but down five days from September 2015. September becomes the 42nd consecutive month with a Days on Market average of 80 or less. The three metro areas with the lowest Days on Market are Omaha, Denver and San Francisco at 25, 27 and 28 respectively. The highest Days on Market averages continue to be in Augusta, ME at 128, and Des Moines, IA at 98. Days on Market is the number of days between when a home is first listed in an MLS and a sales contract is signed.

Months Supply of Inventory – Average of 52 metro areas
The number of homes for sale in September was down 2.6% from August, and down 15.1% from September 2015. Based on the rate of home sales in September, the Months Supply of Inventory was 3.9, compared to both last month and last year at 3.4 and 4.5 respectively. A 6.0-month supply indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers. This month, only six metro areas reported a Months Supply of Inventory at 6.0 or above. The markets with the lowest Months Supply of Inventory are San Francisco, CA 1.6, Seattle, WA 1.7 and Denver at 1.7.

May 18, 2016

May 2016 RE/MAX National Housing Report

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DENVER (May 17, 2016) With the 2016 home-buying season just starting, April sales saw a 7.5% increase over March and a 3.2% rise over April last year, which nearly matches the average year-over-year sales increase of 4.3% so far in 2016. The Median Sales Price in April was $215,000, which was 5.4% higher than one year ago and 7.5% above the median price in March. The inventory of homes for sale remains very tight in many markets across the country, with the April inventory 15.2% lower than April 2015. At the rate of home sales in April, the national Months Supply of Inventory was 3.2, down from 3.7 in March.

“Even though inventory remained tight, April still saw a demand for homes at a level higher than one year ago. Homebuyers realize that interest rates are historically low and mortgage accessibility appears to be improving along with the overall economy. Price increases make it possible for homeowners to feel comfortable selling, but they aren’t at a level that keeps first-time buyers out of the market,” said Dave Liniger, RE/MAX CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder.

“The steady annual increase in home values shows sustainable growth and an improving economy. We always look for gains to be similar to inflationary growth while avoiding the hikes that could lead to bubble fears. We’re currently in that range, which should come as a more comforting sign to many homeowners,” added Bob Walters, Quicken Loans, Chief Economist.

Closed Transactions – Year-over-year change
In the 53 metro areas surveyed in April, the average number of home sales was 3.2% higher than one year ago, and was 7.5% higher than the previous month. The sequential monthly increase was in line with the 6.8% average seen over the last seven years. Like February and March, home sales continued to be strong the Northeast. Across the nation in April, 34 of the 53 metro areas surveyed reported home sales higher than one year ago, with 16 experiencing double-digit increases, including Hartford, CT +27.4%, Providence, RI +27.1%, Augusta, ME +23.4%, Manchester, NH +22.3%, Boston, MA +21.1% and Tulsa, OK +16.2%.

Median Sales Price – Median of 53 metro median prices
The Median Sales Price in April was $215,000, up 7.5% from March, and up 5.4% from the Median Sales Price in April 2015. April is the 51st consecutive month without a drop in price from the previous year. In 2015, the monthly average of year-over-year price increases was 7.6%. The 5.4% rise in April may mark a moderation in price increases, which would have a positive impact on home affordability. Among the 53 metro areas surveyed in April, only two had a year-over-year drop in prices, Tulsa, OK -2.7% and Trenton, NJ -0.4%. The remaining 51 metros reported higher prices than last year, with 11 rising by double-digit percentages, including Providence, RI +17.5%, Portland, OR +15.5%, Boise, ID +13.5%, Fargo, ND +12.5%, Nashville, TN +11.7% and Burlington, VT +11.4%.

Days on Market – Average of 53 metro areas
The average Days on Market for all homes sold in April was 64, down 7 days from the average of 71 in both March and April 2015. April becomes the 37th consecutive month with a Days on Market average of 80 or less. In the three markets with the lowest inventory supply – San Francisco, Denver and Seattle – Days on Market was 23, 27 and 32 respectively. The highest Days on Market averages were seen in Augusta, ME 159, Des Moines, IA 110 and Burlington, VT 108. Days on Market is the number of days between when a home is first listed in an MLS and a sales contract is signed.

Month’s Supply of Inventory – Average of 53 metro areas
The number of homes for sale in April was just 0.2% lower than in March, but 15.2% lower than in April 2015. The average loss of inventory on a year-over-year basis in 2015 was 12.2%. While inventory remains much lower than last year, there are signs of stabilization month-to-month. Based on the rate of home sales in April, the Month’s Supply of Inventory was 3.2, which is nearly identical to last month and last year, 3.7 and 3.6 respectively. A 6.0 month’s supply indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers. The number of metros with a month’s supply below 2 has jumped significantly. While January and February saw 5 and 6 metros below 2, March and April both reported 11 metros with a supply less than 2 months. Those with the lowest Month’s Supply are Denver, CO 1.1, Seattle, WA 1.1, San Francisco, CA 1.2, Omaha, NE 1.2, Portland, OR 1.3 and Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX 1.6.

August 24, 2015

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July 9, 2015

National Housing Report: June 18, 2015

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April 24, 2015

Existing-Home Sales Spike in March

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WASHINGTON (April 22, 2015)—Existing-home sales jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, while unsold inventory showed needed improvement, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Led by the Midwest, all major regions experienced strong sales gains in March and are above their year-over-year sales pace.

Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 6.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 million in March from 4.89 million in February—the highest annual rate since September 2013 (also 5.19 million). Sales have increased year-over-year for six consecutive months and are now 10.4 percent above a year ago, the highest annual increase since August 2013 (10.7 percent). March’s sales increase was the largest monthly increase since December 2010 (6.2 percent).

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says the housing market appears to be off to an encouraging start this spring. “After a quiet start to the year, sales activity picked up greatly throughout the country in March,” he said. “The combination of low interest rates and the ongoing stability in the job market is improving buyer confidence and finally releasing some of the sizable pent-up demand that accumulated in recent years.”

Total housing inventory2 at the end of March climbed 5.3 percent to 2.00 million existing homes available for sale, and is now 2.0 percent above a year ago (1.96 million). Unsold inventory is at a 4.6-month supply at the current sales pace, down from 4.7 months in February.

The median existing-home price3 for all housing types in March was $212,100, which is 7.8 percent above March 2014. This marks the 37th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains and the largest since February 2014 (8.8 percent).

“The modest rise in housing supply at the end of the month despite the strong growth in sales is a welcoming sign,” adds Yun. “For sales to build upon their current pace, homeowners will increasingly need to be confident in their ability to sell their home while having enough time and choices to upgrade or downsize. More listings and new home construction are still needed to tame price growth and provide more opportunity for first-time buyers to enter the market.”

The percent share of first-time buyers was 30 percent in March, marking the third time since last March that the first-time buyer share was at or above 30 percent. First-time buyers represented 29 percent of all buyers last month; they were 30 percent in March 2014.

According to Freddie Mac, the average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage increased in March for the second consecutive month, rising to 3.77 percent from 3.71 percent in February. Despite the slight increase, the monthly average is still below 4.00 percent for the fourth straight month.

NAR President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., says there needs to be additional choices for borrowers looking for safe and secure mortgage products to finance their home purchase. Realtors® urge the U.S. Senate to schedule a vote for the bipartisan Mortgage Choice Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

“This legislation levels the playing field for brokerages with affiliated business agreements by eliminating the 3 percent cap on the calculations of fees and points in the Dodd-Frank Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage rule,” he said.

All-cash sales were 24 percent of transactions in March, down from 26 percent in February and down considerably from a year ago (33 percent). Individual investors, who account for many cash sales, purchased 14 percent of homes in March, unchanged from last month and down from 17 percent in March 2014. Seventy percent of investors paid cash in March.

Distressed sales4—foreclosures and short sales—were 10 percent of sales in March, down from 11 percent in February and 14 percent a year ago. Seven percent of March sales were foreclosures and 3 percent were short sales. Foreclosures sold for an average discount of 16 percent below market value in March (17 percent in February), while short sales were also discounted 16 percent (15 percent in February).

A NAR study released earlier this week revealed that nearly a million formerly distressed owners of prime quality have become re-eligible for Federal Housing Administration or similar financing programs and may have purchased a home again, and an additional 1.5 million are likely to become eligible over the next five years. However, damaged credit and other factors will severely limit the overall number of those being able to return.

Properties typically stayed on the market for a shorter time period in March (52 days) compared to February (62 days), and are also selling slightly faster than a year ago (55 days). Short sales were on the market the longest at a median of 165 days in March, while foreclosures sold in 56 days and non-distressed homes took 51 days. Forty percent of homes sold in March were on the market for less than a month.

Single-family and Condo/Co-op Sales

Single-family home sales rose 5.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million in March from 4.35 million in February, and are now 10.9 percent above the 4.14 million pace a year ago. The median existing single-family home price was $213,500 in March, up 8.7 percent from March 2014.

Existing condominium and co-op sales increased 11.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 600,000 units in March from 540,000 units in February, and are now 7.1 percent higher than March 2014 (560,000 units). The median existing condo price was $201,400 in March, which is 1.6 percent higher than a year ago.

Regional Breakdown

March existing-home sales in the Northeast increased 6.9 percent to an annual rate of 620,000, and are 1.6 percent above a year ago. The median price in the Northeast was $240,500, which is 1.6 percent below a year ago.

In the Midwest, existing-home sales jumped 10.1 percent to an annual rate of 1.20 million in March, and are now 12.1 percent above March 2014. The median price in the Midwest was $163,600, up 9.7 percent from a year ago.

Existing-home sales in the South climbed 3.8 percent to an annual rate of 2.19 million in March, and are now 11.7 percent above March 2014. The median price in the South was $187,900, up 9.3 percent from a year ago.

Existing-home sales in the West rose 6.3 percent to an annual rate of 1.18 million in March, and are now 11.3 percent above a year ago. The median price in the West was $305,000, which is 8.3 percent above March 2014.

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NOTE: For local information, please contact the local association of Realtors® for data from local multiple listing services. Local MLS data is the most accurate source of sales and price information in specific areas, although there may be differences in reporting methodology.

1Existing-home sales, which include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, are based on transaction closings from Multiple Listing Services. Changes in sales trends outside of MLSs are not captured in the monthly series. NAR rebenchmarks home sales periodically using other sources to assess overall home sales trends, including sales not reported by MLSs.

Existing-home sales, based on closings, differ from the U.S. Census Bureau’s series on new single-family home sales, which are based on contracts or the acceptance of a deposit. Because of these differences, it is not uncommon for each series to move in different directions in the same month. In addition, existing-home sales, which account for more than 90 percent of total home sales, are based on a much larger data sample—about 40 percent of multiple listing service data each month—and typically are not subject to large prior-month revisions.

The annual rate for a particular month represents what the total number of actual sales for a year would be if the relative pace for that month were maintained for 12 consecutive months. Seasonally adjusted annual rates are used in reporting monthly data to factor out seasonal variations in resale activity. For example, home sales volume is normally higher in the summer than in the winter, primarily because of differences in the weather and family buying patterns. However, seasonal factors cannot compensate for abnormal weather patterns.

Single-family data collection began monthly in 1968, while condo data collection began quarterly in 1981; the series were combined in 1999 when monthly collection of condo data began. Prior to this period, single-family homes accounted for more than nine out of 10 purchases. Historic comparisons for total home sales prior to 1999 are based on monthly single-family sales, combined with the corresponding quarterly sales rate for condos.

2Total inventory and month’s supply data are available back through 1999, while single-family inventory and month’s supply are available back to 1982 (prior to 1999, single-family sales accounted for more than 90 percent of transactions and condos were measured only on a quarterly basis).

3The median price is where half sold for more and half sold for less; medians are more typical of market conditions than average prices, which are skewed higher by a relatively small share of upper-end transactions. The only valid comparisons for median prices are with the same period a year earlier due to seasonality in buying patterns. Month-to-month comparisons do not compensate for seasonal changes, especially for the timing of family buying patterns. Changes in the composition of sales can distort median price data. Year-ago median and mean prices sometimes are revised in an automated process if additional data is received.

The national median condo/co-op price often is higher than the median single-family home price because condos are concentrated in higher-cost housing markets. However, in a given area, single-family homes typically sell for more than condos as seen in NAR’s quarterly metro area price reports.

4Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales), days on market, first-time buyers, all-cash transactions and investors are from a monthly survey for the NAR’s Realtors® Confidence Index, posted at Realtor.org.

The Pending Home Sales Index for March will be released April 29, and Existing-Home Sales for April are scheduled for May 21; release times are 10:00 a.m. EDT.

January 22, 2015

Year End Home Sale Bounce Back

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December 3, 2014

RE/MAX National Housing Report Nov. 17, 2014

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RE/MAX Named Top 50 Franchise for Minorities

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Margaret Kelly
Chief Executive Officer
RE/MAX, LLC

RE/MAX Named Top 50 Franchise for Minorities
Only Real Estate Franchise Honored for 7 Consecutive Years

DENVER – RE/MAX, LLC is one of the “50 Top Franchises for Minorities”
according to the eighth annual survey compiled by the World Franchising
Network and featured on Oct. 24 in USA Today. The 2014 survey is the seventh
consecutive year RE/MAX has been included on the list and each year it has
been the only real estate franchise included among the Top 50.

The World Franchising Network recognizes franchisors’ commitment to the
recruitment and advancement of minorities, and aims to show progress that
minorities have made in the franchising industry. Of the hundreds of survey
responses, RE/MAX was in great company among finalists of respected brands,
including AlphaGraphics, McDonald’s and Pak Mail.

“From our very first years, RE/MAX has always had a strong commitment to
furthering the careers of minorities and women,” said RE/MAX, LLC CEO
Margaret Kelly. “Real estate is an entrepreneurial industry where hard work
and dedication are the most important characteristics. RE/MAX is proud to
offer opportunities to achieve success to all our franchise owners and agents.”

This past August, RE/MAX welcomed its first franchise office in Beijing,
China, which adds to network growth in Asia that includes Indonesia, Japan,
Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.

As a global franchisor, RE/MAX has had many reasons to celebrate this year. It
was the highest ranking real estate franchise in Entrepreneur magazine’s
Franchise 500 and was also recognized by the magazine as the best real estate
franchise in the categories of fastest-growing, low-cost and global. Additionally,
RE/MAX held the highest position among real estate franchises in the
Franchise Times Top 200, a ranking based on worldwide sales.

About the RE/MAX Network:
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative,
entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate
their businesses with great independence. Over 96,000 agents provide RE/MAX a
global reach of more than 95 countries. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX.

RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage
services, is a subsidiary of RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX).

With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is
proud to have raised more than $140 million for Children’s Miracle Network
Hospitals and other charities.

For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your
community, please visit www.remax.com.

For the latest news about RE/MAX, please visit www.remax.com/newsroom.

Kristen McCloy
Public Relations Coordinator
RE/MAX, LLC
303-796-3662303-796-3662
kmccloy@remax.com
www.remax.com/newsroom

January 10, 2014

RE/MAX Recognized Among Top Franchise Opportunities

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Franchise 500® Survey Ranks RE/MAX Highest in Real Estate Category

Margaret Kelly RE/MAX CEO

Margaret KellyRE/MAX CEO

DENVER –Global franchisor RE/MAX, LLC once again holds the top ranked position among real estate brands in the prestigious 35th Annual Entrepreneur
2014 Franchise 500®
. Appearing in the January edition of Entrepreneur magazine, this year’s ranking is the 11th time in 15 years that the Franchise 500
named RE/MAX as the top franchisor in the real estate category.
“It’s truly an honor for RE/MAX to be recognized as the highest ranking real
estate organization in this year’s Franchise 500 survey,” said Margaret Kelly,
RE/MAX CEO. “We provide our franchise owners with a comprehensive collection of resources to support their business goals. In addition to strong brand  recognition RE/MAX franchisees benefit from award – winning training programs and cutting – edge technology tools.”

Entrepreneur’s annual survey evaluates companies by quantifiable  measures including financial strength and stability, growth rate, size of system, startup costs and financing options. Each company receives a cumulative score and the 500 franchises with the highest scores become the Franchise 500.
To be eligible, companies must have at least one unit in the U.S. and provide a franchise disclosure document.

During the first three quarters of 2013, RE/MAX added 454 franchises to its worldwide network, with 166 new franchises in the United States. The most growth in America was seen in California and Florida, with 23 and 21 new franchises respectively. During the same time period, RE/MAX sold 147 new franchises in  Europe including 41 in Turkey and 13 in Italy. Elsewhere, 30 new franchises were sold in India and 23 in Brazil.
Master franchise rights for 13 countries were also sold in the first three quarters of the year including the sale of Japan, the world’s third – largest economy.

RE/MAX franchisees have access to extensive training from RE/MAX University, as well as many technology tools and resources, such as RE/MAX Mobile Suite, RE/MAX LeadStreet and the online customizable  marketing toolkit Design Center.

Contact:
Shaun White
Vice President
Public Relations
RE/MAX, LLC
303-796-3405303-796-3405
shaunwhite@remax.com
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