Instant Reaction: June Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on the employment situation in June: “A total of 213,000 net new jobs in June and 2.4 million over the past...

Pending Home Sales See Modest Decrease in May

Pending home sales inched back 0.5 percent in May, falling on an annualized basis for the fifth straight month, according to NAR.  A decline in contract activity in the South offset gains in the Northeast, Midwest and West. Lawrence...
June 27, 2018

Instant reaction: NAR’s Lawrence Yun on Case-Shiller

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s Case-Shiller National Home Price Index report: “Home price growth remains strong across the country as reflected in the Case-Shiller Home Price Index, with a 6.4 percent gain...
June 26, 2018

NAR Statement on Kathy Kraninger Nomination for BCFP Director

National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Kathy Kraninger as the next director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection: “In addition to working at the Office of Management and...
June 21, 2018

Existing-Home Sales Backpedal in May

Existing-home sales fell back in May for the second straight month; sales fell 0.4 percent to seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43 million in May from a downwardly revised 5.45 million in April. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says a...

Instant Reaction: May Housing Starts

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s release from the U.S. Commerce Department on May new home construction: “New home construction activity soared to its highest level in over a decade, which is fantastic...

Infographic: Baby Boomers are Housing Market Movers

In recent years, baby boomers have been active in the housing market, coming in at a close second to millennials as the largest generation of home buyers, while home prices have remained high and inventory conditions tightened. The National Association...
June 14, 2018

Instant Reaction: Lawrence Yun on Today’s FOMC Statement

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to the Federal Reserve’s decision today to raise short-term interest rates: “We are still in the middle innings of rising interest rates; consumers should expect another three or four rounds of interest...

NAR Welcomes Wesley Shaw to Advocacy Communications Team

Earlier this month, Wesley Shaw was introduced as NAR’s media manager of advocacy issues. Wesley will focus on advancing NAR’s public policy agenda through communications that benefit and inform consumers, Realtors, and government officials from across the country. He...
June 6, 2018

Instant Reaction: May Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on the employment situation in May: “Housing demand will be supported by the continuing job gains even as mortgage rates rise....