National Association of Realtors Archive

Lawrence Yun Reacts to June New Home Sales

The Commerce Department this morning reported that new home sales in June declined 6.8 percent to a 482,000 annualized pace, the lowest since November 2014. Listen below to NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun’s immediate reaction to the numbers and...

Story Idea—Become a Weekend Warrior with Some DIY Home Projects

Even though many homeowners have a list of projects they’d love to undertake during the ideal summer weather, the work can be overwhelming. Oftentimes, people are spending their extra cash on a family vacation instead of pouring all that...

Tips for Choosing A Realtor from NAR President Chris Polychron

While most people know a Realtor® is an excellent partner to have in buying or selling a home, it can be daunting to choose the right one. After all, everyone is an individual with different personalities, communication styles, strengths,...

Story Idea—Need a Realtor®? Ask Your Friends

There can be a lot of anxiety in finding the right person to help you buy or sell a home. After all, buyers will be spending a lot of time with them throughout the process and agents are helping...

Story Idea—The Disappearing “Shadow Inventory” and What it Means for Homebuyers

The housing market has been on quite the roller coaster ride the last decade. And while things are looking up after a few tough years, one issue that has surfaced is that of inventory—specifically shadow inventory. Shadow inventory, or...

Story Idea—Only Able to Afford a Small Down Payment for Your First Home? You’re in Good Company

Many first-time buyers are overwhelmed by all the questions to ask before jumping into homeownership. People often wonder, “Am I ready? Is this a good investment for me? Can I afford it? Will I live here long enough to...
May 7, 2015

Patent Trolls are Real and They’re Scary! NAR Educates Realtors with New Video

Patent trolls could cost Realtors® a lot of money and a lot of time. NAR is working hard to educate its more than 1 million members about the scourge of patent trolls who threaten unsuspecting Realtors®, and other business owners,...
April 20, 2015

New Credit Scoring Models Would Be Better for Homebuyers, If Anyone Would Adopt Them

NAR Researcher Ken Fears joined finance expert Ilyce Glink for an interview about alternative credit scoring models and how they can help millions more Americans obtain mortgage credit, but only if the GSEs and other mortgage financiers adopt the...
April 9, 2015

[Infographic]: 2014 Vacation Home Sales at a Glance

Fueled by strong growth in the stock market and the rise in baby boomers buying second homes, vacation home sales surged in 2014, reaching their all-time high since NAR began its annual Vacation and Investment Home Buyers Survey in...