housing affordability Archive

Affordable Homeownership in Spotlight at “Housing for All” Symposium

More than a half million people experience homelessness in America on any given night, and the National Association of Realtors® is looking for ways to help. NAR brought housing experts together with real estate professionals this week to address...
July 20, 2016

Lawrence Yun Leads Housing Panel at NAREE

Over 200 real estate journalists and industry pros came to muggy New Orleans this week for the 50th annual National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) conference. Attendees heard from real estate experts and economists on a plethora of timely...

Inside the Release: Dissecting Where Sales Were the Strongest in March

What goes down must go up, right? That was the case in March as existing-home sales rebounded strongly (5.1 percent) following February’s surprisingly large decline. Diving into the numbers, while all four major regions saw increases, buyers in the...

Fastest Growing Markets in the Fourth Quarter of 2015

Rising sales and home prices typically coincide with each other. That was not the case in the final three months of 2015. Despite slightly cooling demand from earlier in the year that caused sales to decline (5.4 percent) from...
February 10, 2016

Story Idea—Millennials to Remain Renters? Not if They Can Help It

Just about everyone in the housing industry has an opinion on the topic of whether millennials will ever want to give up renting and own homes like their parents. While the Millennial generation certainly faces more challenges than some...

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...