NAR membership grows 6% despite poor market conditions



The National Association of Realtors’ membership continues to grow, with the trade association adding more than 80,000 new realtors in the last 12 months.

NAR: Using an agent to sell your home could bring you in an extra $60,000



The concept of “buyer’s remorse” is fairly well known, but those who think they can save a few bucks by selling their home without the aid of a real estate agent could well find themselves experiencing an alternative feeling – seller’s regret.

Home sales fall again as low inventory leaves buyers with fewer options



Existing home sales have failed to gain much traction in the past month, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors released last week.

NAR to begin selling .realestate internet domains later this year



Realtors may soon be able to benefit from an increased presence online via the new .realestate top-level internet domain, which is set to go live later this year.

Pending home sales rise in November, first gain since June



November saw a slight uptick in pending home sales on both a monthly and an annualized basis. The National Association of Realtors said the increase was the largest gain in contract signings since June, boding well for the market overall.

NAR announces 10 realtor finalists in annual Good Neighbor awards



The National Association of Realtors has announced the finalists of its annual Realtor Magazine 2017 Good Neighbor Awards. The award is designed to highlight realtors who make “an extraordinary impact on their community through volunteer work.” This is the 18th edition of the awards, which honors realtors who donate their time and energies to enrich […]

Industry bodies form alliance to push for alternative credit scoring model



The National Association of Realtors is teaming up with a number of housing and mortgage trade associations to ask the Federal Housing Finance Agency to enable greater access to mortgage credit by using “alternative credit scoring models”.

US Existing Home Sales Increase in May



Sales of US existing homes rebounded in May having declined in April, with low inventory levels helping to increase the median sales price to a new high while the median number

5 reasons why homeownership rates in the U.S. remain so low



Although local job markets are improving and borrowers can enjoy historically low mortgage rates, the U.S. homeownership rate remains stuck near a 50-year low because of a perverse mix of affordability challenges, student loan debt, tight credit conditions and housing supply shortages. Those are the findings of a new white paper titled, “Hurdles to Homeownership: […]

Tips for home buyers to prevail in a seller’s market



With inventories tight across many markets, home buyers are facing increased competition as they fight to snap up the limited number of homes available.

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