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...

Instant Reaction: November Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report on employment conditions in November: “November marked another impressive month for the labor market, adding up to now over 2 million...

Story Idea: Clever Cures for the Worst of Winter

Cold weather can keep homeowners cooped up inside for months, so why not use that time to take on some quick and easy DIY home repairs! For homeowners who are not that handy, they can take on projects as...
December 5, 2017

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

WATCH: Realtors® November Housing Minute

Existing-home sales and contract signings saw strong gains in October, but both remained below year ago levels because of the persistent supply and affordability barriers in much of the country. Watch above, or visit https://www.nar.realtor/videos/housing-minute to view a 56-second,...
November 30, 2017

Down Payments Across the U.S.

A majority of buyers finance their home purchase with a down payment of 6 percent or less. How much does that actually amount to? Here is what a 6 percent down payment looks like in 5 major U.S. housing...
November 28, 2017

Instant Reaction: S&P/Case-Shiller September Home Prices

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s S&P/Case-Shiller release on September home prices: “Home prices, after multiple years of fast growth, still show no signs of cooling because of the ongoing housing shortage in much...
November 28, 2017

Thanksgiving: Food and Real Estate

It’s almost that time of year, where we sit down with friends and family to eat way too much food and reflect on what we are most thankful for this past year. Here are a few facts about Thanksgiving...
November 22, 2017

Instant Reaction: October Housing Starts

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department report on residential construction in October: “The South region is quickly getting back on its feet with a big jump in new housing starts,...
November 17, 2017

The Anatomy of a First-time Buyer in 2017

Prospective first-time buyers in recent years have had to navigate several obstacles on their path to homeownership, including higher rents and home prices, tight inventory conditions and repaying student loan debt. These impediments are a big reason why first-timers...
November 14, 2017