National Association of Realtors Archive

WATCH: July Housing Minute

  Homes continued to sell quickly in June, but the lean inventory levels in many markets caused existing-home sales to shift downward. The news was better for pending home sales, as contract activity increased last month for the first...

Instant Reaction: August Jobs Report

The following is NAR Managing Director of Housing Research Danielle Hale’s reaction to today’s August jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “2.4 million new jobs have been added since one year ago which bodes well for...
September 2, 2016

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...

Story idea: Real Estate Profession Experiencing Shifts in Demographics

As with any profession, REALTORS®, members of the National Association of REALTORS®, are a diverse group; there are members of both sexes, of all generations, and with varying amounts of experience. According to NAR’s 2016 Member Profile, however, there...

SBA Loans – You might want to take a second look!

Leaders of the Small Business Administration spoke at the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo about how SBA’s 7(a) and 504 Loan Programs can benefit commercial clients. Dianna Seaborn, Chief of 7(a) Branch of the Office of Financial Assistance...

A Full Slate of Notable Sessions at the 2016 Realtors® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

Next month’s annual Realtors® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo at Washington’s Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is shaping up to be a must-attend event both for Realtors® and members of the media. Speakers and guest panelists throughout the week (May 9-14) include: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren...

Celebrating Realtors® on National Salesperson Day

Happy National Salesperson Day! Founded 16 years ago and celebrated every first Friday of March, National Salesperson Day “honors the value and dedication of the professional salesperson as well as the hard work that they perform.” There’s no question...

Infographic: Make Your House a Dog House!

With the 2016 Westminster Dog show just around the corner, the National Association of Realtors® has released a new infographic about our furry family members. Here are some tips for making your home more friendly to Fido, as well...

Appraisal Tips from NAR President Tom Salomone

Appraisals can be complicated for potential home buyers during the buying process and homeowners looking to refinance their place. When it comes to the latter, NAR President Tom Salomone has you covered. Check out the advice he gave homeowners...

1031 Exchanges Remain in Focus

Congress passed a tax extenders bill in December that included a number of victories for Realtors®, but when it comes to tax policy and real estate, there’s still plenty to talk about. NAR 2016 Immediate Past President Chris Polychron...