Instant Reaction: September Housing Starts

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department release on September housing starts: “The one month fall in new home construction, especially in the South region in light of Hurricane recovery, is...

Register Today: 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo

In a little less than one month, over 20,000 Realtors®, industry experts and guests will flock to the Windy City for the 2017 Realtors® Conference and Expo (Nov. 3-6) at the McCormick Place – West Building. Housing affordability and supply, commercial real...
October 9, 2017

Instant Reaction: September Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report on employment conditions in September: “The key statistic in the September jobs report is the fact that wages grew 2.9%. The...

Enjoy Your Home! 8 Remodeling Projects That Bring Homeowners Joy

Homeowners who take on remodeling projects gain major benefits – both emotionally and financially - according to the 2017 Remodeling Impact Report from the National Association of Realtors®. Remodeling projects are assigned a  Joy Score to rank the of amount of...
October 3, 2017

August Housing Market Activity in One Minute

Looking for a quick recap of housing activity reported this month by NAR Research? Look no further than September Housing Minute, our animated video series highlighting key data in under one minute. Visit https://www.nar.realtor/videos/housing-minute to watch all Housing Minute videos since...
September 28, 2017

NAR 2017 Home Sales Forecast Downgraded

Blame supply and affordability headwinds and Hurricane Harvey damage in Houston for August’s 2.6 percent decline in pending home sales. In the video below, I chat with NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun about why sales have stalled in recent...
September 27, 2017

Unmarried and Single American Home Buyers

Its Unmarried and Single Americans Week according to the U.S. Census. Here is some information about the home buying habits of single men, single women and unmarried couples from the National Association of REALTORS®’ Profile of Home Buyers and...
September 22, 2017

Homebuyers Welcome the First Day of Fall

Today is the first day of fall, and for homebuyers the crisper air means a golden opportunity to jump into the housing market. While all seasons offer reasons for people to get involved in real estate, September and October...

Expert: There’s Only One Way to Remain “100 Percent” Cyber Secure

National Association of Realtors® Associate Counsel Jessica Edgerton this week offered a Facebook Live audience what she called “a 100 percent, surefire way that business owners can protect their computer from cybercrime.” Edgerton good-humoredly recommended closing the computer forever,...
September 21, 2017

Instant Reaction: Lawrence Yun on Today’s FOMC Statement

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s thoughts on today’s announcement by the Federal Reserve to start unwinding their balance sheet in October, and what that will mean for mortgage rates through 2018: “As the Federal Reserve indicated...
September 20, 2017