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Existing-home sales fall 1.7 percent in August

...adjusted annual rate of 5.28 million units, representing a 1.7 percent drop from July. Even with the decline, David Lereah, the association's chief economist, said the level of sales was still quite brisk and that existing-home sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/26/bus_354589.shtml
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Low interest rates push existing-home sales higher

...strong 3 percent increase from December's level. "It's mortgage rates," said the association's chief economist David Lereah. Low mortgage rates "continue to be the fuel for the housing engine," he said. January's performance defied some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/26/bus_376814.shtml
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Previously owned homes sales hit record

...suggested the sector is still humming along. "So far, the stars have been aligned" for the housing market, said David Lereah, the association's chief economist, referring to low mortgage rates, good demand and a solid economic recovery...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/30/bus_438511.shtml
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Home sales rise, defy sagging economic outlook

...attacks, some of our major brokers were reporting that sales had recovered to 95 percent of pre-attacks levels," said David Lereah, the association's chief economist. "Some of last month's recovery results from transactions that were postponed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/28/bus_330194.shtml
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Mortage rates edge up, slowing home refinancing

...expected to set new record highs this year. And, 2004 could turn out to be the second-best year on record, predicts David Lereah, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors. Home-mortgage refinancing activity has slowed as mortgage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/14/fin_391577.shtml
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Weather spurs unexpected gain

...January and likely were a factor in higher levels of buyer activity, which boosted sales that closed in February," said David Lereah, chief economist for the Realtors. The Realtors have been forecasting that sales of previously owned homes would fall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/24/bus_73148.shtml
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More homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments

...hit about 5 1/4 percent at the end of the 1990-91 recession and fell to just under 4 percent three years later. David Lereah, the association's chief economist, said the increase was concentrated among adjustable-rate mortgages -- which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/12/bus_223943.shtml
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Existing home sales dip a little January

...6 percent. Sales dipped 3.5 percent in the Northeast and 5.2 percent in the Midwest. Realtors chief economist David Lereah said even with the small overall decline in sales, demand for homes remained strong. In fact, the supply of homes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/26/bus_444940.shtml
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Should I refinance my mortgage?

...rates will continue to edge upward. "If you think you can lower your rates in a meaningful way, take a look," said David Lereah, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors. Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/04/fin_383059.shtml
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Existing homes sales climb by 1 percent in March

...industry in a good position as it entered the spring home buying season. "I expect good numbers in April and May," said David Lereah, chief economist for the Realtors. "This tells us we have a very healthy housing environment for the spring." The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/26/bus_451361.shtml
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