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VIDEO: Solar Energy, and What Realtors® Need to Know

Nearly 1 million residential properties utilize solar power to produce energy, reduce costs or even generate monthly income. That fact has led to questions from real estate professionals regarding how solar systems should be appraised, how they affect real...
May 9, 2017

Instant Reaction: April Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report for April: “This good jobs report for April should dispel any notion of a potential economic recession. Moreover, the continuing low...

Existing-Home Sales Dip in December

A dip in existing sales activity in December (2.8 percent) was not enough to keep 2016 from being the strongest year of sales (5.45 million) in exactly a decade. During this morning’s press conference, Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist,...
January 24, 2017

FHA Cuts Mortgage Insurance Premium for First Time Since January 2015

For homebuyers looking to get a mortgage backed by the Federal Housing Administration, things are about to get easier – and less expensive. The FHA announced today that they are cutting their annual mortgage insurance premium from .85 percent...

Recap: Fourth Quarter Commercial Forecast

NAR Research released this morning its final outlook for the commercial real estate sector in 2016. Despite global and domestic headwinds and the likelihood of higher interest rates in the near future, the forecast for office, retail, industrial and...

2016 Realtors® Conference & Expo: The Need-to-Know in Orlando

It’s hard to believe that the 2016 Realtors® Conference and Expo is only a few days away. With hundreds of sessions and events taking place beginning on Thursday, figuring out which sessions to attend at the massive Orange County Convention...

It’s National Middle Child Day, (..cough cough..) Don’t Forget!

For all the middle children out there: are you often categorized as an “attention-seeker” or perhaps “the forgotten one?” This may have slipped people’s mind, but today is National Middle Child Day! As the middle children of America celebrate...

Recap: Metro Home Prices Continue Ascent in Second Quarter

$1,085,000. That was the eye-grabbing, milestone figure highlighted in today’s NAR research release of second quarter metro home prices. For the first time ever, a metro area – San Jose, California – had a median single-family home price above $1...

Instant Reaction: July Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to today’s July jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Another solid month of job creation in July with 255,000 net new jobs. From a year ago, the...

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...