Instant Reaction: July Housing Starts

Below is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce report on July housing starts: “The housing shortage in America will intensify if new construction remains as lackluster as it was in July. The softening multifamily housing starts...

Scammers Turn Sights on Realtors®

Realtors® have worked for years to make consumers aware of scams targeting real estate transactions. Now, scammers are turning their attention to Realtors® themselves. A recent alert from the Orlando Regional Realtor® Association warns of fraudulent letters from a...
August 7, 2017

Instant Reaction: July Jobs Report

The following is NAR Managing Director of Housing and Commercial Research George Ratiu’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics release on the July employment situation: “The employment report showed solid gains in July, with 209,000 net...

Tips for Hosting a Summer Open House that Sizzles

According to the National Association of Realtors®, 40 percent of all homes sold in 2016 sold during the summer months. There are many reasons why summer is the perfect time to sell your home – families are anxious to...
August 2, 2017

WATCH: July Housing Minute

  Homes continued to sell quickly in June, but the lean inventory levels in many markets caused existing-home sales to shift downward. The news was better for pending home sales, as contract activity increased last month for the first...

In Two Months, the National Flood Insurance Program Expires

As the House and Senate continue their work to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, the countdown to the program’s expiration continues as well. On September 30, the Federal Emergency Management Administration loses its authorization to write new flood...

Realtors® Gather in Washington to Discuss Sustainability

This week, NAR hosted the 2017 Sustainability Summit in Washington, D.C.  Over the course of two days, Realtors® and industry professionals gathered to discuss emerging trends in energy efficiency and ways sustainability is shaping the market. NAR 2017 President-elect...
July 28, 2017

Instant Reaction: Q2 GDP

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department report on Q2 GDP: “The second quarter GDP growth rate was still unimpressive despite doubling the pace from the first quarter. The latest 2.6%...

Instant Reaction: Q2 Homeownership Rate

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Census Bureau report on the homeownership rate in the second quarter: “The homeownership rate rose by a decimal point to 63.7% over the quarter, but there...

Story Idea – Homeowners Are Finally Ready to Sell

According to a new survey from the National Association of REALTORS®, 71 percent of Americans believe that now is a good time to sell their home. This is an increase from 69 percent last quarter and 61 percent last...
July 25, 2017