Lots of positive trends in today’s housing market (12/2/2016)
While the real estate industry always has one challenge or another, the economy is currently improving, millennials and boomers are primed to buy, foreclosures have plummeted and more new homes are coming online.
Election campaigns not focused on housing issues (10/20/2016)
NAR created a list of top concerns today’s political candidates will deal with once in office, although housing hasn’t been a high-profile campaign topic.
Most real estate firms optimistic about the future (9/20/2016)
NAR’s 2016 Profile of Real Estate Firms finds general optimism about the market even with slightly lower profit expectations thanks to inventory shortages and home price growth.
NAR: HOME survey shows affordability concerns, uncertainty about downpayments (9/15/2016)
NAR: Strong home-price growth is eroding confidence among renters when asked if it’s a good time to buy a home - 60% of renters agree, compared to 62% previously.
NAR names 10 Good Neighbor Award finalists (9/12/2016)
In its 17th year, NAR’s awards program honors Realtors who’ve made a difference in their communities through volunteerism. On Sept. 28, 5 winners will be named.
Real estate pros reveal how they stay safe (9/7/2016)
NAR: Nearly 40% of more than 3K real estate pros surveyed say they’ve felt unsafe on the job: open houses, remote properties and vacant homes spark concerns.
What’s hampering home sales the most? (9/1/2016)
NAR: While a lack of supply, declining affordability, appraisal and lender processing issues are impacting sales, Realtors are upbeat about the market’s outlook.
NAR: Both presidential candidates good for industry (8/25/2016)
State and local AEs at NAR’s Leadership Summit were told Realtors should be okay no matter who wins the election thanks, in part, to NAR’s lobbying strength.
Realtors help local Boys & Girls Clubs (8/17/2016)
NAR’s program to help children has provided aid to 188 Boys & Girls Clubs, and associations, members and real estate firms have raised more than $100,000.
What do presidential candidates say about housing? (8/12/2016)
At NAHB’s midyear meeting, Donald Trump and one of Hillary Clinton’s economic advisors told NAHB’s board of directors what their administrations would do to help the U.S. housing market.
NAR-backed condo legislation passes Senate (7/15/2016)
Success: Many Realtors responded to a recent Call for Action, and Congress approved a plan to help FHA buyers secure a condo. It now only needs Obama’s signature.
U.S. home construction down slightly in May (6/17/2016)
Housing starts ticked down 0.3%, as builders pulled back a bit in the Northeast and Midwest. Meanwhile building permits, a sign of future activity, rose 0.7%.
71% of student loan debtors say it delays ownership (6/14/2016)
According to an NAR survey designed to gauge severity of the problem, half of those debtors think the delay will be at least five years, says VP Sherri Meadows.
Call for Action: Ease FHA condo restrictions (6/13/2016)
The U.S. Senate must pass HR 3700 to open more condos to FHA loans and make rural housing loans permanent, but it could take thousands of independent Realtor voices to make it happen. Realtors: NAR’s Call for Action takes only five seconds
Zillow-Move-NAR settle lawsuit for $130 million (6/7/2016)
NAR and Move Inc., realtor.com’s oversight company, allege that Zillow stole trade secrets, and a trial was to start soon. NAR will receive 10% after legal costs.