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Facing affordability issues, home sales hit a wall in July

For four straight months, home sales have been steadily climbing, according to the National Association of Realtors. In May, existing home sales boasted their highest pace in nine years. But during this time, the dark overhang of tight inventory has never dissipated from the housing market conversation. Show More Summary

Here comes existing home sales...

The National Association of Realtors is expected to release its update on existing home sales at 10 a.m. ET. The measure of previously built homes sold in August is expected to come in at 5.51 million homes sold, a -0.4% change fromShow More Summary

San Francisco affordability reaches just 13 percent of households

The median home price in San Francisco reached $1.375 million in the second quarter, good for six times the U.S. national median of $240,700, according to California Association of Realtors (CAR) data as reported by Paragon Real Estate Group...

Drama Kings: SF Fed’s William Hawkish On December Rate Increase (Prob Rises Above 50%)

I remember Alan Meltzer’s speech at the National Association of Realtors calling for Fed transparency and adhere to a monetary rule (like a Taylor Rule) to give everyone an idea of what is happening with regard to monetary policy. Instead,...Show More Summary

Areas hit hardest by the real estate bust are now seeing the highest gains

Home prices in Miami, Las Vegas and parts of Arizona and California are outpacing the national average, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Housing permits struggle to keep pace with employment growth

As the job market continues to improve, the need for more properties follows suit. According to a National Association of Realtors Metropolitan Median Area Prices and Affordability and Housing Affordability Index, homebuilding of all housing types was under-performing in about two-thirds of the 146 metros measured in the second quarter of...

NAR releases Q2 median prices for single-family homes in metros

The National Association of Realtors' Metropolitan Median Area Prices and Affordability Report shows affordability becoming less prevalent compared to last year. Only 16 percent (29 out of 178) of metro statistical areas had a lower median price in the second quarter of 2016 than last year, NAR says...

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in July

From housing economist Tom Lawler:Based on publicly-available state and local realtor/MLS reports from across the country released through today, I project that existing home sales as estimated by the National Association of Realtors...Show More Summary

NAR announces ‘Don’t Risk It’ video awards contest

Who said that talking about real estate risk management has to be boring? Certainly not the National Association of Realtors -- which is asking associations across the country to accept the challenge of "producing outstanding educational videos on risk management topics for real estate professionals," in its Don't Risk It Video Awards Contest, announced this week...

The first US city where average homes cost over $1 million

San Jose's homes are historically expensive. According to data out Wednesday from the National Association of Realtors, the median price of a home in the California city is now over $1 million — $1,085,000 to be exact — the first time...Show More Summary

NAR: Should real estate be reorganized?

With nearly 1,300 Realtor associations and more than 700 MLSs, much of the U.S. real estate industry is organized under the National Association of Realtors umbrella. Is it time to rethink the model...

Women in real estate: ‘Climbing out of the pink-collar ghetto’

Women represent around 60 percent of the workforce in real estate, yet they sparsely populate the industry's upper management, from boards to brokerages to associations such as the National Association of Realtors...

4 Reasons Millenials Should Invest in a Home

If you believe popular culture, most Millennials don't want to buy homes and would rather rent. But the numbers suggest otherwise. The National Association of Realtors found that in 2015, Millennials made up 35% of all homebuyers, up from 32% in 2014. No other age group represented a bigger...

Where do renters have a shot at homeownership?

Student debt, high renting costs, low rates of affordable inventory – is homeownership totally out of reach? Not in the Midwest and South, according to research from the National Association of Realtors (NAR)...

All my agents are retiring — what do I do?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Brokerages do not have a plan to transition retiring agents, which is worrying when 40 percent of National Association of Realtor (NAR) members are currently 60-plus years old, said Joe Rand, managing partner and general counsel, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty, at Inman Connect San Francisco today...

Success In Curbing Chinese Capital Outflows Spells Disaster For High End NY/SF Real Estate

Bloomberg today called attention to waning Chinese demand for U.S. real estate, a topic that we've discussed thoroughly over the past month, pointing to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors which indicated a YoYShow More Summary

NAR created a new position to work with CMLS, MLSs, RESO, and associations.

We would like to share that the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) is accepting applications for its newly created Manager, Multiple Listing Service position.We are looking forward to working with this individual and believe this...Show More Summary

Special Report: Do Realtor associations offer more than just a bill?

Recent observers have noted the often-coercive nature of membership in a Realtor association. Real estate agents and brokers want to do business, and in order to do that, most need access to their local MLS. Most of the nation's 800 or so MLSs are operated by Realtor associations and association membership is often required for MLS access...

Pending home sales rise less than expected

Pending home sales rose 0.2% in June, according to the National Association of Realtors. Lean housing inventory continued to slow contract signings everywhere except in the Northeast. Year-over-year, pending sales rose 0.3%, not seasonally adjusted. Economists had forecast that pending sales rose 1.2% month-on-month, according to Bloomberg. Show More Summary

5 lessons for brand new agent success

In this article, we will discuss five realistic, time-saving, career-saving, dream-manifesting lessons for getting on your feet in real estate. According to The National Association of Realtors, that only about 10 percent of newly licensed agents will still be in the business after two years...

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