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Instant Reaction: Q1 Homeownership Rate and S&P/Case-Shiller

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s S&P/Case-Shiller release on February home prices: “There is no let-up to rising home prices. The Case-Shiller Index and National Association of Realtors® median home price both show gains of...
April 24, 2018

Existing Home Sales Grew Slightly in March; Supply Shortage Continues

After two straight months of declines, existing home sales climbed 1.1 percent in March but it was a familiar story as low inventory and high prices kept sales activity to a level lower than a year ago, according to...
April 23, 2018

International Women’s Day: Women in Real Estate

Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the globe. To mark the occasion, here is a look at women in real estate. The typical REALTOR® – a...
March 8, 2018

Infographic: Space Places

If the latest Star Wars movie inspired you to expand your universe to include more intergalactic adventure, the National Association of REALTORS® has some information on some of the most out-of-this-world cities in America....
December 18, 2017

NAR Applauds FHA’s “Smart Step” on Energy Efficient Loans

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced earlier this week that the Federal Housing Administration will no longer insure properties with Property Assessed Clean Energy assessments, winning praise from the National Association of Realtors®. “FHA’s PACE announcement is a smart...

Tips for Staying Cyber Secure on National Computer Safety Day

Since computers became a commonplace in business in the 1980’s, security and safety measures have been crucial in order to keep intellectual property protected. In today’s age, with the use of many different mobile devices and technology platforms, scammers...
November 30, 2017

Healthcare 101: Insurance Challenges for Realtors® and other Independent Contractors

Nearly nine in 10 Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, are independent contractors of their real estate firms. As an independent contractor, many typically don’t have access to traditional employer-provided benefits, such as health insurance. As debate...
November 8, 2017

Counselors of Real Estate Highlight Challenges for Industry

Each year, the Counselors of Real Estate offers its insights on the factors, trends and issues that are shaping the residential and commercial real estate industries. CRE’s analysis offers insights into opportunities and challenges facing real estate professionals, as...
November 5, 2017

Steve Schmidt Decries Political Environment as Tax Reform Looms

To hear political expert Steve Schmidt tell it, America’s political system is more broken than ever. Schmidt told a packed room at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago that “our political system today precludes the ability to get...

NAR President Reminds Tax Reform Proponents That Homeownership is a “Common Interest”

When the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board referred to the National Association of Realtors® as a “greedy” lobby for special interests in the tax reform debate, NAR President William E. Brown offered a swift response. “Defending middle-class homeowners isn’t...
October 31, 2017