NAR Research Archive

Instant Reaction: Lawrence Yun on Today’s FOMC Statement and 2018 Outlook for Mortgage Rates

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to the Federal Reserve’s decision today not to raise short-term rates, as well as how monetary policy the rest of the year will influence mortgage rates: “The Fed will not be on...

WATCH: Realtors® January Housing Minute: A 52-Second Video of Market Activity

Existing-home sales closed 2017 on a softer note, but the prospects for sales gains in the months ahead look brighter as contract activity edged higher in December for the third straight month. Visit https://www.nar.realtor/videos/housing-minute to watch a 52-second, animated...

Instant Reaction: December Housing Starts

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department release on residential construction in December: “The latest decline in the volatile housing starts data is disappointing, but surely not lasting. New home construction...

Instant Reaction: December Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report on December employment conditions: “The job market continues to improve, but at a decelerating pace. The year 2017 ended with 2.1...

WATCH: Realtors® December Housing Minute: A 50-Second Video of Market Activity

Fueled by strong job growth and the strengthening economy, existing-home sales and contract signings both increased in November. Visit (or watch below) https://www.nar.realtor/videos/housing-minute to watch a 50-second, animated video from the National Association of Realtors® summarizing how the housing market...
December 29, 2017

Infographic: Space Places

If the latest Star Wars movie inspired you to expand your universe to include more intergalactic adventure, the National Association of REALTORS® has some information on some of the most out-of-this-world cities in America....
December 18, 2017

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...

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

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