Behind July’s Existing-Home Sales Cooldown

After steadily rising for four straight months, stubbornly low inventory levels and affordability pressures caused existing-home sales to falter in July. Just how bad is the current supply situation? Consider the fact that we were saying a year ago...
August 25, 2016

Student Debt in Spotlight with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just released a fresh report showing that student loan servicers are falling short in their efforts to help borrowers pay down loans.  According to the CFPB, most borrowers with federal student loans have been...

Story Idea: Financing a Home Purchase the Right Way

It’s common knowledge that purchasing a home can be challenging. But while some buyers may lose sleep over home inspections or finding a home in their favorite neighborhood, real estate professionals know that one of the biggest difficulties is...
August 16, 2016

It’s National Middle Child Day, (..cough cough..) Don’t Forget!

For all the middle children out there: are you often categorized as an “attention-seeker” or perhaps “the forgotten one?” This may have slipped people’s mind, but today is National Middle Child Day! As the middle children of America celebrate...

NFL Training Camp: Home Prices Can Vary in “Home Away from Home”

Don’t look now, but summer’s heat will soon slowly subside as the days become shorter and the air crisper. In fact, signs of fall are already beginning to appear in grocery store aisles (hello, pumpkin beer) and on the gridiron. Believe...
August 11, 2016

Recap: Metro Home Prices Continue Ascent in Second Quarter

$1,085,000. That was the eye-grabbing, milestone figure highlighted in today’s NAR research release of second quarter metro home prices. For the first time ever, a metro area – San Jose, California – had a median single-family home price above $1...
August 10, 2016

Story Ideas: Creative Ways to Save for a Down Payment

According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the most difficult step in the homebuying process is saving for a down payment. And with the cost of rent so high, renters are finding it more...
August 8, 2016

Instant Reaction: July Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to today’s July jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Another solid month of job creation in July with 255,000 net new jobs. From a year ago, the...

NAR Puts Technology in Focus at Events with White House, Google

On the heels of a major victory for commercial drone use, the National Association of Realtors® was invited by the White House this week to attend a workshop on “Drones and the Future of Aviation.” The White House Office...

VIDEO: NAR Condo Legislation Signed into Law

H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” officially became the law of the land over the weekend with the signature of President Barack Obama. NAR President Tom Salomone hailed Senate passage of the legislation earlier this month, saying...