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NAR: Pending Home Sales Index increased 0.1% in October, up 1.8% year-over-year

From the NAR: Pending Home Sales Crawl Forward in OctoberPending home sales were mostly unchanged in October, but did squeak out a meager gain for the second consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors®.The Pending...Show More Summary

10 Pricey Cities, and the Salary You Need to Live in Them

Buying a home has always been a big-ticket purchase, but as CNNMoney notes, a seller's market has made being able to afford one increasingly difficult. HSH.com looked at median house prices from the National Association of Realtors for the third quarter of this year, plus the average interest rate...

Existing-home sales reach highest rate in years in October 2016

The silver lining revealed in last month's National Association of Realtors existing-home sales report has gotten a bit brighter thanks to would-be buyers coming out of hiding and taking advantage of a healthy autumn housing market....

Here come existing home sales ...

The National Association of Realtors will publish its monthly release on existing home sales at 10 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that sales in the most active segment of the housing market fell 0.6% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.44 million in October, according to Bloomberg. The data release last month reflected a milestone. Show More Summary

Tuesday: Existing Home Sales

Tuesday:• At 10:00 AM, Existing Home Sales for October from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 5.42 million SAAR, down from 5.47 million in September.Housing economist Tom Lawler expects the NAR to report...Show More Summary

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in October

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

Trust Stamp, a safety tool for real estate agents, nabs NAR funding

As several real-life horror stories have shown, Realtors can put themselves in harm's way if they show homes to strangers. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has taken another step toward addressing the problem by backing a startup, Trust Stamp, that provides identity verification to agents meeting new clients or strangers...

What does student debt mean for housing affordability?

We hear it all the time. The burden of enlightenment, student loan debt, is preventing people from becoming homeowners. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Castro, at a recent National Association of Realtors (NAR) event, claimed that student loan debt is the main obstacle preventing millennials from buying a home...

NAR: Why election day was a good day for Realtors

For the nation's 1.2 million Realtors, election day was about more than Donald Trump's selection as our next president. The National Association of Realtors spent tens of millions to support local, state and federal candidates across the country and won over 90 percent of those races...

Top comments of the week Nov. 7-11

A little something called the presidential election made this a news-heavy week for the country -- and real estate. In addition to naming someone from the property world as President-elect, the National Association of Realtors wrapped...Show More Summary

3 agents make their case: Leave, change or preserve NAR?

This week, we've been discussing a hot topic in the industry: the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Here, we have three very different perspectives from industry pros. One thinks it's time to exit NAR. Another has 7 reasons why she's proud to be a Realtor. And the third explains what's working in his city: the rise of the "little-r" realtor....

5 reasons it’s time to exit the National Association of Realtors

Recently, the managing broker at my employing agency made the decision not to join the local Realtor association board. When this happened, my Realtor status changed from member to non-member quicker than you can recite the date of your next closing...

7 reasons I’m proud to be part of the National Association of Realtors

If you had asked me a little over 10 years ago what benefit I see in membership to the National Association of Realtors, I would have vaguely responded by saying something about strength in numbers...

National Association of Realtors board restructuring goes down in defeat

ORLANDO -- Who is best suited to decide who represents 1.2 million agent and broker members on the board of the National Association of Realtors? That was the subject of a spirited debate at NAR’s delegate body meeting Monday at the trade group's annual conference. Show More Summary

7 financial habits of highly successful real estate professionals

ORLANDO -- "We work harder for our clients than any other industry I know," Victoria Gillespie told attendees at the National Association of Realtors conference. But who is taking care of the real estate agents when they reach retirement age...

NAR lifts ban on Zillow Group at annual conference

ORLANDO -- The expo hall of the National Association of Realtors' annual conference this week had a surprising sponsor: Zillow Group...

What will NAR be focusing on for the next 12 months?

ORLANDO -- The incoming 2017 President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Bill Brown, had strong words about the state of homeownership in the United States today at a media briefing at the NAR annual conference and expo in Orlando...

4 sure ways to butcher your PPC lead generation efforts

According to the National Association of Realtors, more than 90 percent of homebuyers make use of the internet when buying homes. That makes the internet a huge reservoir of real estate leads waiting to be mined by any agent...

NAR: What agents should know about today’s buyers and sellers

As the National Association of Realtors' Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers marks its 35th birthday today, real estate agents have something to celebrate, too: three and a half decades later, despite a major recession and the dawn of a little something called the internet, their relevance to consumers appears to be as strong as ever...

Treasurys are getting smoked

Longer dated US Treasury yields are at their highest level since May following Thursday's better than expected pending home sales for September. Data released by the National Association of Realtors showed pending home sales rose 1.5%...Show More Summary

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