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Mortgage Rates: Rising Along With Fed Optimism

Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors Mortgage rates rose for the second week, ticking up to 3.64 percent as Fed VIPs hinted they might raise short-term borrowing costs sooner rather than later. A year ago, 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.87 percent, according to Freddie Mac. Rates on long-term [...]

Why interest rates are going to rise

Why are leading housing economists such as Sean Becketti of Freddie Mac, Mike Fratantoni of the Mortgage Bankers Association and National Association of Realtors' Lawrence Yun still worried about rates on the long term? Although Becketti has lowered estimates to 3.9 percent by the end of this year, he still expects rates on a 30-year fixed to hit 4.5 percent in...

?Pending home sales soar, hit 10-year high

National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index surged 5.1 percent last month

Pending US home sales hit highest level since February ’06

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in April for the third straight month, driving pending home sales to the highest level in more than a decade. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index surged 5.1 percent last month to 116.3, the highest since […]

Here come pending home sales ...

Pending home sales data for April will be released by the National Association of Realtors at 10 a.m. ET. Economists estimate that the gauge of housing contract activity rose 0.7% month-on-month, and 0.2% year-on-year, according to Bloomberg. Earlier...Show More Summary

The Only 5 Rules You Need to Know About Investing in Real Estate

The numbers are impressive: The median existing home price for homes across the United States stood at $232,500 in April, according to the National Association of Realtors. That's up 6.3% from the same month one year earlier, and marks the 50th consecutive month in which median housing prices have...

How do you measure up to the average Realtor education?

Should becoming a real estate agent require a college degree? We still can't answer that question, but we do have further insight into the educational and employment makeup of today's Realtors thanks to the National Association of Realtors' 2016 member profile...

NAR bans Zillow Group from its 2016 events

MLS CEO Cameron Paine stood up at the National Association of Realtors' (NAR's) midyear conference last week and asked a question that, for a moment, stunned a room of hundreds into silence: Why is operator Move Inc. -- a third-party company owned by News Corp., not NAR -- pitching its products to NAR members, while Zillow and are not...

U.S. existing home sales rise for second straight month, inventory still tight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales rose more than expected in April, suggesting the economy continues to gather pace during the second quarter. The National Association of Realtors said on Friday existing home sales increased 1.7 percent to an annual rate of 5.45 million units. Show More Summary

Top comments of the week May 16-20

As the news rolls in every day so do our comments from readers, giving more shape, life and personality to the stories we publish. A change to MLS licensing policy from the National Association of Realtors and a new industry partnership added fuel to the debate fire this week, along with the (surprising?) home Zestimate for one of Zillow's very own. Show More Summary

Here come existing home sales ...

The National Association of Realtors will release data on existing home sales during April at 10 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that sales of existing condos, co-ops and single-family homes rose 1.3% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate...Show More Summary

Friday: Existing Home Sales

Friday:• At 10:00 AM ET, Existing Home Sales for April from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 5.40 million SAAR, up from 5.33 million in March.• Also at 10:00 AM: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment...Show More Summary

Chinese homebuyers: the good, the bad and the ugly

The Chinese make up the largest segment of U.S. real estate foreign buyers, and this group's interest is expected to continue growing, according to National Association of Realtors. Agents have a range of different experiences when dealing with overseas Chinese buyers; some are great, and some are not so good. Show More Summary

National Association of Realtors to work more closely with MLSs

WASHINGTON -- Real estate trade groups the National Association of Realtors and the Council of Multiple Listing Services have decided to join forces to hash out the future of the industry. The two groups announced they had signed a cooperative agreement at NAR's midyear conference last week...

Lawler: Early Look at Existing Home Sales in April

From housing economist Tom Lawler:Based on publicly-available state and local realtor/MLS reports released through today, I project that US existing home sales as estimated by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonallyShow More Summary vs. Zillow: A nasty fight for home turf

Things aren’t so sweet on the home front for as Zillow has in a sense evicted the official website of the National Association of Realtors out of the online real estate penthouse. Also, nasty litigation has ensued between Move, Inc. (the operator of and Zillow...

MORe hosts first Chicago and Mexico foreign investment event

Today, May 16, Mainstreet Organization of Realtors is hosting the Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios (AMPI), Mexico's national real estate association, for a collaborative event to discuss economic development and international investment for both organizations....

NAR budget gets boost from rising agent and broker membership

WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Realtors got a budget boost from increased membership this year, benefiting from brokers and agents trying to get a piece of an improving housing market. NAR membership stood at 1.17 million at the end of April and is expected to hit the 1.2 million mark sometime this year...

NAR raises the bar on Realtor associations — again

Two years after the National Association of Realtors adopted tougher service standards for Realtor associations, the 1.2 million-member trade group is again upping the ante...

Senator Elizabeth Warren asks for — and gets — Realtors’ help

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, spoke at the National Association of Realtors’ midyear conference this morning to urge Realtors to support a bill that could help student loan borrowers enter the housing market. Warren took the...

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