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.

Pending home sales hit 2nd-highest level since May 2006



There was good news for housing markets in the last month as pending home sales bounced back to their highest level in almost one year, and second-highest level in over a decade, last month.

NAR warns of ticking time bomb as National Flood Insurance Program expiry date nears



The National Association of Realtors is warning of a ticking time bomb as the expiration date for the National Flood Insurance Program nears.

Pending home sales slip to lowest level in a year



Pending home sales slumped to their lowest level in a year in January due to insufficient housing supply levels

Identify rift between housing affordability and availability grows



A new housing affordability model created jointly by the National Association of Realtors suggests homebuyers at many income levels could see an inadequate amount of listings on the market within their price range in coming months.

NAR announces new Tech Edge Events for 2017



To help realtors stay well informed of the latest business technology skills and trends changing the real estate industry, the National Association of Realtors is continuing its one-day technology conference series, NAR Tech Edge.

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