2016 REALTOR® Good Neighbor Award Winners Announced…. on “National Good Neighbor Day!”

September 28 is National Good Neighbor Day – a day that was created to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of being a good neighbor.  REALTOR Magazine has been celebrating this concept for almost two decades through an effort that...
September 28, 2016

Congressional Committee Puts Credit Hurdles Under Microscope

The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit took a hard look at access to credit this week with a hearing titled “Examining Legislative Proposals to Address Consumer Access to Mainstream Banking Services.” Of particular interest...
September 27, 2016

Blame Low Inventory and Higher Home Prices for August’s Existing-Home Sales Slide

Existing sales fell in August to their second-lowest pace of 2016 (5.33 million). But don’t let the down sales number fool you. This is a very active housing market. Properties in August typically sold 10 days quicker than a...
September 22, 2016

With Settlement, Realtors® Claim Patent Abuse Victory

When several real estate businesses complained of overly broad patent-infringement lawsuits, the National Association of Realtors® stepped up. Data Distribution Technologies, a subsidiary of the patent enforcement firm General Patent Corporation, engaged the businesses over the past year disputing...
September 20, 2016

Hey, Single Home Owner: You are not alone

It’s National Singles Week, a week that recognizes single men and women, a population of 107 million Americans. Single men and women make up a large portion of the adult American population – 45 percent to be exact, according...
September 20, 2016

Your City Is Most Likely Facing a Housing Supply Crunch

Total housing inventory for existing homes has decreased year-over-year for 14 straight months. The situation isn’t much better for the new homes market. According to this morning’s report by the U.S. Commerce Department on August housing starts, building last month...
September 20, 2016

Realtors® Show Support for Legislation Addressing Wildfire

In many communities around the country, wildfire represents a serious threat to homes and other property. But Congress is currently considering legislation that addresses this concern, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015.” The bill aims to improve forest...
September 15, 2016

Story Idea: Millennials – Where Should They Buy?

Although millennials made up the largest share of recent buyers, homeownership rates for adults under 35 are still at the lowest levels seen in decades. However, this is not a result of young adults not wanting to own a...
September 15, 2016

The Myth of the 20 Percent Down Payment. What You Should Know.

Repeat after me: you don’t necessarily need a 20 percent down payment to purchase a home. In the 35 year history of NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers – the longest-running survey series of national housing data –...
September 14, 2016

Story Idea: Moving With Kids

Moving, no matter your family situation, can be stressful. However, moving with children provides a whole new set of issues and stressors to take into consideration. In school districts across the country, kids are beginning to return to school,...
September 9, 2016