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February 2017 Existing-Home Sales
NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this February is down 3.7 percent from last month but improved 5.4 percent from last year......

What We’re Reading: March 20-24
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5 reasons to refinance your mortgage now
reasons to refinance your mortgage Though mortgage rates have rebounded some from the lows seen......

It’s National Puppy Day, and NAR Knows It’s a Dog’s House
It’s National Puppy Day, one of the cutest days of the year (I’m looking at you National Kitten Day)! According to the......

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......