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NAR Infographic: Housing’s Sweet 16′s

Sixteen teams remain as play resumes this week in the men’s and women’s NCAA Basketball Championships. Here’s a sweet assist from the National Association Realtors® on where the number 16 shows up in recent housing survey data: Younger baby...

Existing-Home Sales Hit Rough Patch in February

Talk to a Realtor® in much of the country right now and they’ll all echo a similar narrative: homes are selling quickly because there are not enough listings on the market. It’s why existing sales stumbled in February and price...

Instant Reaction: Today’s FOMC Meeting

Below is the following statement from NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun on the Federal Reserve’s decision today to raise short-term rates for the first time in 2017: “Rising inflation will predominantly dictate the next monetary policy decision, but another...

Beat Bill Brown’s Brackets

The NCAA Basketball Championships are upon us, and NAR President Bill Brown has caught bracket fever. Think you’ve got the prognostication chops to top NAR’s President? Then head to the links below to make your picks, for both the Men’s...
March 15, 2017

Buy Where the Baseballs Fly in March

Wouldn’t it be better to pull your muscle attempting to catch a foul ball instead of shoveling a foot of snow? Knowing there are 13 spring training baseball games being played across the state of Florida and in the...

Instant Reaction: February Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s thoughts on this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ February jobs report: “The boosts to business and consumer confidence over the past few months is evidently leading to faster hiring. The...

2017 NAR Generational Survey: It’s Not All About the Millennials

There’s been a lot of hyperbole surrounding the housing wants and needs of millennials in recent years. Do they want to rent forever? No. Are they buying homes in the suburbs? Yes. Are they aware of the many low...

Instant Reaction: S&P/Case-Shiller Index

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s S&P/Case-Shiller index national home-price index reading for December: “Rising mortgage rates should not be boosting home prices, yet home values accelerated with a 5.8% annual gain in December...
February 28, 2017

January Existing-Home Sales: A Nice Start to the Year

Mortgage rates have shot up 38 basis points since last November’s cyclical existing sales peak of 5.60 million. One would think that would translate into a dip in sales activity at the beginning of 2017. Today’s report shows that...
February 22, 2017

Infographic: All the Presidents’ Home Prices

There have been nine U.S. presidents since the National Association of Realtors® began its comprehensive reporting of home sales data in 1968. The country and the typical cost to buy a home have changed a lot. To celebrate President’s...
February 17, 2017