homeownership Archive

Story Idea: Is Homeownership Good for Our Neighborhoods?

According to a recent study from the National Association of REALTORS®, a majority of Americans believe that homeownership is good for our nation’s communities. Both homeowners and renters were asked if they feel a high rate of homeownership strengthens...
July 18, 2018

Story Ideas: Don’t Bust Your Budget on Home Repairs

For new homeowners, the first time the toilet starts leaking can cause them to panic and run to hire the nearest plumber. They may be surprised to find out, however, how easy it is to make some of these...
May 7, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day: Looking at a Market Going Green

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the National Association of Realtors® is going green. Recent data has shown that Realtors® are seeing green properties and energy efficient homes becoming more popular with home buyers. According to the NAR Sustainability Survey,...
March 16, 2018

NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall on HUD’s Potential Changes to its Mission Statement

The following is a statement from NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall regarding the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s potential plans to remove anti-discrimination language from its current mission statement: “As Realtors® join with our industry partners, allies and consumers throughout 2018...

NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall to USA Today: Homeownership Is a Good Financial Investment

The following is a submitted Letter to the Editor by NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall addressing the highly debatable claim made last week by a USA Today guest columnist that homeownership is a lousy investment. This letter to the editor...
February 27, 2018

Story Ideas: Getting Pre-approved for a Mortgage

After finding a REALTOR®, being pre-approved for a mortgage is one of the most critical steps potential homebuyers should complete. This is essentially an assurance from a lender that the buyer is qualified to borrow up to a specific...
February 26, 2018

Infographic: Home Resolutions

If your 2018 New Year’s Resolution is to buy a home, check out the National Association of REALTORS® advice for making it a reality!...
January 22, 2018

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

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

Student Debt Delaying Millennials’ Life

NAR Research’s new survey out today on millennial student debt offers up some sobering news that has both implications for the housing market and overall economy. Consider the key findings highlighted below. Millennials are typically carrying a student debt load...
September 18, 2017