National Association of Realtors Archive

Instant Reaction: May Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on the employment situation in May: “Housing demand will be supported by the continuing job gains even as mortgage rates rise....

FEMA Officials, Realtors® Participate in Dialogue on National Flood Insurance Program

David Stearrett, director of the Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate at the Federal Emergency Management Administration, led a panel discussion with fellow FEMA staff today at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. The panel focused on the...

Pending Home Sales Increase 0.4 Percent in March, Inventory Restraints Remain

The Pending Home Sales Index inched up 0.4 percent to 107.6 in March from a downwardly revised 107.2 in February. Even with last month’s increase in activity, the index declined year-over-year (3.0 percent) for the third straight month. Lawrence Yun,...
April 30, 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

WATCH: July Housing Minute

  Homes continued to sell quickly in June, but the lean inventory levels in many markets caused existing-home sales to shift downward. The news was better for pending home sales, as contract activity increased last month for the first...

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

Instant Reaction: July Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to today’s July jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Another solid month of job creation in July with 255,000 net new jobs. From a year ago, the...

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...

SBA Loans – You might want to take a second look!

Leaders of the Small Business Administration spoke at the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo about how SBA’s 7(a) and 504 Loan Programs can benefit commercial clients. Dianna Seaborn, Chief of 7(a) Branch of the Office of Financial Assistance...

A Full Slate of Notable Sessions at the 2016 Realtors® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

Next month’s annual Realtors® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo at Washington’s Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is shaping up to be a must-attend event both for Realtors® and members of the media. Speakers and guest panelists throughout the week (May 9-14) include: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren...