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More Renovations in the Forecast for 2018
Projections for next year’s housing market are already underway, as 2018 could be seeing significantly more home renovations and repairs taking place. A report released today from the Remodeling......

Skills Agents Say Are Most Important
referred by a friend.  Nearly seven in 10 REALTORS® surveyed by NAR said they found the flexible hours in a real estate career to be the most attractive aspect about being an agent, followed......

The Best Places to be a Landlord
diverted to rebuild Houston, and that could have a noticeable impact on home sales and home starts over the next six to nine months.” Investors have had to shift course in many cities as the......

Raw Count of Home Sales (August 2017)
sales dropped 1.7 percent in August from one month prior while new home sales declined 3.5 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However......

NAR Explores Top Reasons for Choosing a Career in Real Estate
On Wednesday, the National Association of Realtors® released a new research report, Choosing a Career in Real Estate : A Perspective on Gender, Race and Ethnicity .  The report was developed to......

Multifamily Lending Up 8 Percent in 2016
Research.  "In 2016, strong property performance, rising property values and low mortgage rates all meant greater access to mortgage credit for apartment property owners.  The $269 billion in......

Watauga, Texas, voted the country's hottest housing market for 2017
a North Texas city is being honored as the country's hottest housing market. It's not Plano, Frisco or even Highland Park. The Tarrant County city of Watauga is getting the honor again......

Mortgage rates dip after two weeks of increases
Mortgage rates ticked down for the first time in two weeks as the 10-year Treasury yield fell to its lowest point in......

Homebuilder Sentiment Rises, Housing Starts Fall: Reduce Holdings On These 5 Homebuilders
On Oct. 17 the National Association of Home Builders reported that their Housing Market Index regained the four points it lost in September moving back to 68 in October. This measure of housing......

How Much Would Winning Amazon HQ2 Drive Up Rents In Your City?
of Labor Statistics data to determine: propensity and room to build new housing, market slack and the impact of an inpouring of high-earning residents. For example, building permits are already......

What Does President Trump’s Association Health Plan Executive Order Do?
to expand association health plans (AHPs) is of interest to REALTORS® because NAR has a longstanding interest in these types of health plans. But it’s important for real estate professionals......

Marvel Isn't Rebooting MCU, And Stories Suggesting Otherwise Are False
will surely push the MCU totals toward $2.5 billion for all home sales and rentals globally). The average worldwide box office cume for each MCU release is nearly $800 million, and the average......

Rising Rents Are Stressing Out Tenants And Heightening America's Housing Crisis
prices provide an even starker contrast. Dallas-Fort Worth, the nation’s fastest-growing housing market, as well as Houston, San Antonio and Charlotte have prices that are more like one-third......

National mortgage rates for Oct. 18, 2017
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Application volume rises even with little movement in rates
Mortgage applications increased 3.6% from one week earlier even though rates remained mostly flat during the period, according to the......

Lower Rates Spark Higher Loan Demand
A slight decrease in mortgage rates brought refinancers and home shoppers back to lenders last week. Total mortgage application volume for refinancings and home purchases rose 3.6 percent......

Shortage of listings constrains Twin Cities housing market
A shortage of entry-level houses is putting a chill on the housing market in the Twin Cities. During September there were 5,311 closings, 7.3% fewer than last year and 19% fewer than the previous......

Instant Reaction: September Housing Starts
The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department release on September housing......

U.S. home construction tumbled 4.7% in September
Association of Home Builders' chief executive officer, discusses the state of the housing market with Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn on "Bloomberg Markets." Bloomberg In this Thursday, June 1, 2017......

SAPVoice: How Cybersecurity Can Get A Big Boost From Insurance Data
at the government entity that insures deposits in U.S. banks the FDIC which gets hacked as much as 54 times in two years according to last week. And cybercrime is expensive costing victimized......