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

NAR Instant Reaction: August Housing Starts

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department release on residential construction in August. “Following August’s decline in new home construction, there will no doubt be a further temporary setback to housing...
September 19, 2017

Student Debt Delaying Millennials’ Life

NAR Research’s new survey out today on millennial student debt offers up some sobering news that has both implications for the housing market and overall economy. Consider the key findings highlighted below. Millennials are typically carrying a student debt load...
September 18, 2017

Homeownership Incentives Vigorously Defended at Senate Finance Committee

With talk of tax reform heating up on Capitol Hill, the National Association of Realtors® is offering a full-throated defense of tax incentives that promote homeownership. Iona Harrison, chair of NAR’s federal taxation committee, testified before the Senate Finance...
September 14, 2017

Story Idea – How to NOT Get Scammed by a Contractor

While the majority of contractors are honest professionals, it is still important for homeowners to be aware of possible scammers, frauds or swindlers when hiring a contractor before undergoing a remodel. Consumers should be wary of contractors who ask...
September 8, 2017

The Road to the Big Game: Where 52 Shows Up in Real Estate

Football fans around the country will be gathering in front of a TV this week to catch their favorite team in action for the first time this season. To celebrate the start of the journey to Super Bowl LII,...
September 7, 2017

Infographic: A Dollar a Day: Simple Ways to Save For a Down Payment

Approximately 60 percent of homebuyers financed their home using a 6 percent – or less – down payment, according to data from the National Association of REALTORS®. With the most recent median existing-home price clocking in at $258,300, a...
September 6, 2017

With Congress Back from Recess, Realtors® Call for Action on Flood Insurance

In less than one month, authorization for the National Flood Insurance Program Expires. The National Association of Realtors® is raising alarm bells about the potential effect on homeowners, consumers, and commercial property owners, with a note to Congress that...
September 5, 2017

NAR Leads Coalition to Confirm Pam Patenaude as Dept. HUD Secretary

It’s been four months since the White House announced Pam Patenaude as their selection for Deputy Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, but with her nomination still pending before the U.S. Senate, a diverse group of...
September 5, 2017