The U.S. housing sector is on a roll, with an increasing number of Americans leveraging on the record-low mortgage rates. The latest pending home sales data for August reached the highest level on record as more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in the month, suggesting that the hot U.S. housing market will maintain the strong spell well into fall.
All-Time High Pending Home Sales
The National Association of Realtors or NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index — a forward looking indicator of home sales based on contact signing — soared 8.8% from July to 132.8 in August, hitting a record high, according to the NAR survey since January 2001. Contract signings are 24.2% higher from the year-ago period as well.
It is worth mentioning that August marks the fourth consecutive month of gains as well as the third year-over-year rise since the pandemic hit the housing market hard. All four
2020 NFL predictions: Expert picks for Super Bowl LV, MVP, Offensive Player of the Year and other major awards
The 2020 NFL season is finally here. You know what that means: It’s time for predictions! When the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs square off to begin this year’s hunt for the Lombardi Trophy, we’ll also get our first look at some favored candidates for major accolades, from former MVP Patrick Mahomes to potential Offensive Rookie of the Year Clyde Edwards-Helaire. So as the games roll in, we decided to put our team to the test and forecast every single major award on the line in 2020.
Right here, right now, we’ve got predictions for:
- Super Bowl LV champion
- Super Bowl LV MVP
- Regular-season MVP
- Offensive Player of the Year
- Defensive Player of the Year
- Coach of the Year
- Offensive Rookie of the Year
- Defensive Rookie of the Year
- Breakout Player
- Team Bound for a Steep Decline
- Team Bound for a Big Step Up
And here’s the full cast