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NAR Infographic: Housing’s Sweet 16′s
Sixteen teams remain as play resumes this week in the men’s and women’s NCAA Basketball Championships. Here’s a......

3 Ways Commercial Brokers Help Communities
form the backbone of the U.S. economy. One of the ways NAR supports these efforts is through the Commercial Innovation Grant Program. Read more : NAR: 2017 Will Be Strong Year for Commercial......

NAR's Yun: This Is How to Slow Rising Rates
The Federal Reserve has made two swift rate hikes in just four months and vows of more to come. But there’s a way to slow the pace of interest-rate hikes: Build more homes, Lawrence Yun, the chief......

US Housing Market Working As It Should Do - New Home Sales At 7 Month High
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US Housing Market Working As It Should Do - New Homes Sales At 7 Month High
Yes, obviously, it's a marginal effect. That new market......

New and Updated in the Library – March 2017
on August 1, 2015. However, on July 21, 2015, after calls from NAR and other industry groups, CFPB officially announced that the effective date of the implementation of the rule was delayed until......

Fed reassures mortgage market, and rates fall
Ryan/ Homebuyers and refinancers have received a belated gift from the Fed: Mortgage rates have fallen because the Federal Reserve reassured bond investors that it won't raise short-term interest......

Help Ordinary Agents Become Extraordinary
John Lawrence, to franchise was made around the time the U.S. housing market started to crash. It proved to be a smart call, as many of Lawrence’s competitors did not survive the market downturn......

Broad Impact of the FHA Fee Freeze
MIP) charged by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), was previously analyzed by NAR Research. Here we report local impacts of the change, which are large in both high cost areas and in areas......

Existing-Home Sales Hit Rough Patch in February
One sign of hope is that a larger share of homeowners in NAR’s first quarter HOME survey said that now is a good time to sell a home. However, as NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun pointed out......

ARMs Rise in Popularity as Rates Increase
level of ARM applications since October 2014. "Home buyers in a strong housing market are looking for ways to extend their purchasing power, and ARMs are one way to do that," says Mike Fratantoni......

Market a Home When the Garden Is Fullest
top story in the latest Voice for Real Estate news video from NAR, which also looks at a recent scam in which cyber criminals tried to collect fees from Florida real estate professionals by sending......

Home Sales Drop Amid Inventory, Affordability Issues
up price growth and pressuring the budgets of prospective buyers," says NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun. "Newly listed properties are being snatched up quickly so far this year and leaving behind......

Existing-Home Sales Stumble in February
pace is still 5.4 percent above a year ago. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says closings retreated in February as too few properties for sale and weakening affordability conditions stifled......

4 questions to ask before buying a rental property
It’s a good idea to research all your options — from foreclosures to new construction — to determine which property could produce the best income and overall bang for your buck. Don’t be afraid......

Could Rising Rates Be Good for Housing?
rate by 25 basis points. That is expected to add pressure to mortgage rates, too. Many housing analysts fear that rising mortgage rates could further impact home affordability and lead home buyers......

Q&A: The Rise of Urbanization
These communities are what millennials and our next generation want. According to NAR’s 2013 Community Preference Survey, 60 percent of respondents favor a neighborhood with a mix of houses, stores......

How tax liens affect your credit score
not specify the credit score impact of a tax lien, bankruptcies and foreclosures can cause your credit rating to plummet. A bankruptcy can cost someone with a credit score of 780 as many as 240......

Made money on an investment? See if you owe capital gains tax
1250 property. If you're considering a real estate investment, check out mortgage rates at Bankrate . You'll have to complete the worksheet in the instructions for Schedule D to figure......

Can housing keep chugging despite headwinds?
Home sales have increased solidly in recent months.(Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN, AFP/) The housing market has held up remarkably well, but rising mortgage rates and a limited inventory of existing......

Foreclosure crisis makes Detroit a city of renters, not homeowners
rates in the nation. But the Great Recession and collapse of the housing market almost 10 years ago saw more than 100,000 Detroit homeowners fall into foreclosure. Today, Goss-Foster estimates......