Promoting Home Ownership Archive

Homebuyers Welcome the First Day of Fall

Today is the first day of fall, and for homebuyers the crisper air means a golden opportunity to jump into the housing market. While all seasons offer reasons for people to get involved in real estate, September and October...

Story Ideas: Creative Ways to Save for a Down Payment

According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the most difficult step in the homebuying process is saving for a down payment. And with the cost of rent so high, renters are finding it more...

VIDEO: NAR Condo Legislation Signed into Law

H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” officially became the law of the land over the weekend with the signature of President Barack Obama. NAR President Tom Salomone hailed Senate passage of the legislation earlier this month, saying...

Forty Housing Advocates Join Together to Support Housing Legislation

Momentum continues to build behind homeownership policy changes pending before Congress, and housing advocates are taking their message straight to Capitol Hill. Forty organizations including the National Association of Realtors® placed an advertisement this week calling on Congress to...

Realtors® Testify in Support of Veteran Homeownership

The National Association of Realtors® made a public appearance on Capitol Hill this week with testimony before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. NAR 2016 Vice President Sherri Meadows testified in support of the Veterans Affairs Department’s...
February 10, 2016

“Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act” Takes Another Step Forward with House Vote

By a vote of 427-0, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced legislation last night to expand opportunities for homeownership. H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” includes a number of initiatives that have strong support from the National...
February 3, 2016

ICYMI: Lawrence Yun Discusses Homeownership on C-SPAN

Did you catch NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this past Saturday morning? The entire interview with host John McArdle is above. Find out what Lawrence has to say about current market conditions and what’s holding back supply. He...

Story Idea—Home Sweet Home: Owners Staying Put Longer…For Now

There are many benefits to owning a home—security, having a place to watch your family grow, building wealth and helping to foster a community. On a more basic level, it also means owners tend to move less, alleviating all...

Inside the Release: Renters Are Feeling the Squeeze

Earlier this morning, we released a new study from our brilliant Research team on how the disparity between rent and income growth has widened to unhealthy levels and is making it harder for renters to become homeowners. The key...