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Everything a First-Time Home Buyer Needs to Buy a House

The number of people buying homes for the first time is falling, according to the most recent data from the National Association of Realtors. According to the association's 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report, only 32% of buyers in 2014 were purchasing a home for the first time. That's...

Pending home sales: Low rates mitigating home price ‘sting’

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released its March Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings. March's PHSI is part of a two-month upward trend and is the highest PHSI in almost a year. Show More Summary

Pending Home Sales Rise 1.4% In March

The number of contracts signed to buy previously owned homes rose 1.4% in March to hit its highest level in nearly one year, but the National Association of Realtors warned Wednesday that prices in the West have risen so high that demand is actually cooling. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, which [...]

Here come pending home sales...

The National Association of Realtors' (NAR) latest data on pending home sales will be out at 10 a.m. ET. Economists expect that pending home sales rose 0.5% in March, according to Bloomberg. The previous month saw pending home salesShow More Summary

Dr. Allan Meltzer’s “Federal Reserve Failures” – Presentation at National Association of Realtors

Today, I had the privilege of attending a fantastic seminar at the headquarters of the National Association of Realtors by Carnegie-Mellon University economist Dr. Allan Meltzer. The topic? The Federal Reserve and Housing. Here are portions of his speech. Show More Summary

Why NAR, not the FHA, should have a sale

With today’s update on Existing Home Sales for March, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) again asked the Federal Housing Administration to lower premiums, effectively a call to put taxpayers at greater risk. Instead of further stoking demand, NAR should increase supply by requesting its members to lower real estate commissions by 2 percent...

U.S. existing home sales surge; supply improves

``The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales surged 5.1 percent to an annual rate of 5.33 million units last month. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast sales rising 3.5 percent to a 5.30 million-unit pace... Show More Summary

Existing Home Sales Bounce Back 5.1% In March

Sales of previously-owned homes rebounded in March after tumbling in February, the National Association of Realtors reported Wednesday. But economists warned that March did not bring relief to thetight inventory conditionsthat have been driving prices steadily upward. Show More Summary

Here come existing home sales ...

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) will publish data on March existing home sales at 10 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that sales of existing single-family homes rebounded by 3.9% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.28 million. In February, sales fell 7.1% at an annual rate of 5.08 million. Show More Summary

2016 REach accelerator class announced by NAR’s venture arm, Second Century Ventures

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has pulled back the curtain on the crop of industry-friendly tech startups that it believes are providing some of the most promising tools to real estate agents and their clients. Firms focused...Show More Summary

NAR + MBA + MSA Prevail Over CFPB + RESPA

(3 minute read) It is a basic algebraic equation; the NAR (National Association of Realtors) and the MBA (Mortgage Bankers Association) lobbies seem to support MSAs (Marketing Services Agreements) and the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) armed with RESPA (Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act) is powerless to do anything about [...]

Homes in popular California vacation spots for about $700,000

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Has America cooled to the vacation house? A recent survey by the National Association of Realtors showed that vacation-home sales in 2015 dropped 18.5% from the previous year. Still, the estimated 920,000 sales figure remains the second-highest in nearly a decade. Here's a look at homes for sale...

Chad Curry on his favorite low-tech tool

Chad Curry, Managing Director, Center for Realtor Technology/CRTLabs, National Association of Realtors, compares cities to human bodies, discusses smart home technology and explains great customer service...

Industry loses beloved educator, advocate, friend: Nate Ellis

The real estate community has lost a beloved advocate, educator and friend. Nate Ellis, the Local Education Directors Chair at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), died today as a result of complications from an illness. He was 39 years old...

4 questions to ask before buying a vacation home

Did you fall in love with your last vacation destination and know that you absolutely must buy a home there so that you can recreate those magical experiences? You’re not alone. According to the National Association of Realtors' 2015...Show More Summary

NAR: Vacation home market cooling while investments heat up

Vacation home sales are down and investment purchases are more prevalent than they've been for the past five years, according to the National Association of Realtors 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers survey....

Zillow Could Be Up For A $2B Fine for IP Theft

News reports this week claim Move, which operates for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the US plans to seek $2 billion in damages from Zillow in a long running case alleging a former employee stole its trade secrets.

Pending home sales spring forward, boost inventory

The National Association of Realtors' February Pending Home Sales Index of 109.1 is the highest we've seen since July 2015. The uptick in inventory could impact home prices, as buyers will have more power to negotiate for lower prices...

Pending Home Sales Rise 3.5%, First Notable Increase Since Last April

The number of contracts signed to buy previously owned homes rose 3.5% in February to its highest level in seven months, aided by an 11.4% jump in the Midwest, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, which tracks contract signings (as opposed to closed sales) for [...]

Here come pending home sales ...

At 10 a.m. ET, the National Association of Realtors will release its data on pending home sales during February. Economists forecast that pending sales of condos, co-ops and single-family homes rose 1.1% month-on-month, and fell 0.5%...Show More Summary

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