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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...

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

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

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

NAR’s 2018 Housing and Economic Forecast

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun presented his 2018 economic and housing forecast this morning here at the 2017 Realtors® Conference and Expo in Chicago. Yun expects existing-home sales to rise 3.7 percent next year. However, there are some caveats. Low...
November 3, 2017

WATCH: October Housing Minute

Existing-home sales slightly rose in September and contract activity was flat, despite continued weakness in overall housing supply and the temporary impact Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma had on sales in parts of Texas and Florida. Visit https://www.nar.realtor/videos/housing-minute to watch...

Instant Reaction: Q3 Homeownership Rate and S&P/Case-Shiller

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to today’s reports on the U.S. homeownership rate in the third quarter and August home prices (S&P/Case-Shiller). “The American Dream of home ownership remains elusive, as the third quarter figure shows little...

Instant Reaction: Q3 GDP

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department release on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the third quarter: “Economic growth of 3% in the third quarter is quite impressive in light of...

Media: Don’t Miss These Sessions at the 2017 Realtors® Conference & Expo

The 2017 Realtors® Conference and Expo in Chicago is a little over one week away! With more than 20,000 Realtors®, industry experts and guests scurrying around the McCormick Place, it may be hard as a reporter to identify which of the...
October 25, 2017