NAR President William E. Brown Congratulates Dr. Ben Carson on HUD Nomination

After weeks of speculation, President-Elect Donald J. Trump this morning announced Dr. Ben Carson as his nominee for  Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. In response to the news, National Association of Realtors® President William E. Brown took the...

Instant Reaction: November Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to today’s November jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Today’s November jobs report can be summed up as not bad, but not great. The good news is...

October Pending Sales Up Slightly. What About the Rest of the Year?

Last month, pending home sales eked out a small gain (0.1 percent). More notably, NAR Research’s index was 1.8 percent higher than a year ago and was up year-over-year in all four major regions. But… A lot has happened since...
November 30, 2016

Story Idea: Declutter Your Home

Why do some people think organizing their home is for a must-do only in the spring? With the holiday season approaching, people across the country are preparing their homes for visiting family, holiday parties and cold weather hibernation. All...
November 28, 2016

FHFA Raises Conforming Loan Limits

For the first time in a decade, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that it will raise the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages purchased through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Beginning in 2017, the maximum loan limit for...
November 23, 2016

Infographic: Thanksgiving at Home

Its the time of year where we gather together with loved ones while gorging ourselves on delicious (and far too much) food! For most of us, this tradition will take place in the warmth of our home, or the...
November 22, 2016

Existing-Home Sales in October: Highest Pace in Nearly a Decade

The housing market has indeed awakened from its summer slumber. Existing-home sales posted a 2 percent monthly gain in October and are now 5.9 percent higher than a year ago. Even more impressive? At a 5.60 million annualized sales pace,...
November 22, 2016

Instant Reaction: October Housing Starts

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department’s October report on residential construction: “Housing starts soaring past the 1.3 million mark for the first time since 2007 is big and welcoming news....
November 17, 2016

Recap: Fourth Quarter Commercial Forecast

NAR Research released this morning its final outlook for the commercial real estate sector in 2016. Despite global and domestic headwinds and the likelihood of higher interest rates in the near future, the forecast for office, retail, industrial and...
November 16, 2016

Story Ideas: The Importance of Technology in Selling Your Home

Changing and improving technology influences nearly every aspect of our lives, so it makes sense that it also affects the way homeowners and their agents market and sell homes. So what are the tools consumers and their agents should...
November 14, 2016