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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

NAR’s 2017 Housing Forecast: Sales, First-time Buyers on the Rise

This morning at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun presented his 2017 housing and economic forecast. He was joined by Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Read the full...

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...

The Myth of the 20 Percent Down Payment. What You Should Know.

Repeat after me: you don’t necessarily need a 20 percent down payment to purchase a home. In the 35 year history of NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers – the longest-running survey series of national housing data –...
September 14, 2016

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

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...

Did you know? Increased mobility means military buyers and sellers rely on real estate agents

Veterans and active-service buyers purchased a home a lot further away from their previous residence (at 75 miles and 28 miles, respectively) than buyers who never served in the military (10 miles). Among the biggest factors influencing neighborhood choice,...
July 1, 2016

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...

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...

Highlights from 2016 NAR Member Profile

Earlier today the National Association of Realtors® released the 2016 NAR Member Profile. The report found that Realtors®’ median age and experience has decreased, meaning new and younger professionals are entering the industry. The typical member reported a median...