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Scammers Turn Sights on Realtors®

Realtors® have worked for years to make consumers aware of scams targeting real estate transactions. Now, scammers are turning their attention to Realtors® themselves. A recent alert from the Orlando Regional Realtor® Association warns of fraudulent letters from a...
August 7, 2017

An Early Summer Cooldown for Housing

The 1.8 percent decline in existing-home sales in June should come as no surprise if you closely follow NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, which have declined for three straight months. Activity has been weaker lately because prospective buyers continue...

Introducing Housing Minute

Before you all venture off to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend, take a look at our new monthly video series, Housing Minute. Housing Minute uses animated video to highlight in under one minute the most important housing data...

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 jobs report for May: “Although  job gains in May were on the soft side (138,000), the annual figure has been fairly consistent at...

Panel of Housing Experts Kick Off National Homeownership Month

There are few financial achievements and personal accomplishments greater than owning a home. It’s where memories are born and families establish their roots. In celebration of National Homeownership Month, NAR and America’s 1.2 million Realtors® will be touting the endless...

Contract Activity Declines for Second Straight Month in April

The “double-whammy” of severely inadequate inventory conditions and home prices far outpacing incomes caused contract signings to slide last month. I sat down with NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun to discuss the reasoning behind the pending sales slowdown, what...

Existing-Home Sales Cooled in April

Home sales in April (-2.3 percent) could not keep up with the notable upswing seen in March (4.2 percent). It seems that we keep singing the same old tune every month about there not being enough inventory to satisfy...

NAR Midyear Forecast: Existing Sales Up 3.5 Percent

One of the most well-attended forums at the annual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is the Thursday morning housing and economic forecast headlined by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. This morning’s all-star trifecta of speakers did not disappoint. Yun was...

This Week: The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

Washington’s airports and roadways are beginning to jam up more than usual starting today as nearly 10,000 Realtors® descend upon the nation’s capital for the 2017 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo at the Marriott Wardman Park. There are a...

What to Expect at This Month’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

NAR’s annual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in D.C. is right around the corner. Thousands of Realtors® will flock to Washington the week of May 15 to hear from industry experts on the top issues impacting real estate. In addition to three core...