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Pending Home Sales Slow in October but Remain Higher Than a Year Ago

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Pending home sales declined in October but remained at a healthy level of activity and are above year-over-year levels for the second straight month.

Pending Home Sales Slow in October but Remain Higher Than a Year Ago

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WASHINGTON (November 26, 2014)—Pending home sales declined in October but remained at a healthy level of activity and are above year-over-year levels for the second straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 1.1 percent to 104.1 in October from an upwardly-revised 105.3 in September, but is 2.2 percent higher than October 2013 (101.9). The index is above 100—... Read More

Video: October Existing-Home Sales

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NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the continued rise of existing-home sales in October. They are now up year-over-year for the first time in 2014.

Commercial Real Estate Demand is Holding Steady Despite Overseas Concerns

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WASHINGTON (November 24, 2014) – Despite a slowing global economy, forward economic momentum in the U.S. should keep commercial real estate activity on firmer footing, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says commercial activity should progress at a gradual pace heading into 2015. “Solid economic growth in the third quarter proved that... Read More

REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation: Economic Issues in the Housing Market

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This presentation is from a talk given by Nayantara Hensel, Associate Director of Policy and Research at the FHFA, in which she gives an update on the housing market. She discusses first time home buyers and affordability as well as the latest trends in rental and home prices.

This presentation is part of the REALTOR® University Speaker Series.

Watch the video of Nayantara Hensel's talk.

Infographic: October 2014 Existing-Home Sales

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The information in this infographic is from October 2014 Existing-Home Sales data.

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Existing-Home Sales Rise in October, First Year-Over-Year Increase since October 2013

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WASHINGTON (November 20, 2014) – Existing-home sales rose in October for the second straight month and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and... Read More

Home Builder Confidence

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Home builders are expressing optimism for better days ahead. They are partly right. But their recent roaring confidence could be a bit misleading.

REALTOR® University Speaker Series: Economic Issues in the Housing Market

17 hours 16 min ago

In this video Dr. Nayantara Hensel, Associate Director of Policy and Research at the FHFA, gives an update on the housing market. She discusses first time home buyers and affordability as well as the latest trends in rental and home prices.

See the presentation slides.

Infographic: Qualifying Income for Metropolitan Areas

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Infographic: Quarterly Median Sales Price of Condos and Co-ops for Metro Areas

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Infographic: Quarterly Median Sales Price of Single-Family Homes for Metro Areas

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Presentation: Commercial Real Estate Trends and Outlook

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This presentation was given by Lawrence Yun, Ph.D., NAR Chief Economist, to the Commercial Real Estate Forum at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New Orleans, LA on November 7, 2014.

Changing Demographics Impacting Housing Market, Say Realtors®

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NEW ORLEANS (November 9, 2014) – Realtors® from across the country gathered today to discuss the effects changing homebuyer demographics on the housing market during the REALTOR® University Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies forum today at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

"Among primary residence homebuyers, the demographics have shifted dramatically, especially among first-time homebuyers, whose share of the market has dropped to its lowest level in... Read More

Presentation: Residential Real Estate Trends and Outlook

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This presentation was given by Lawrence Yun, Ph.D., NAR Chief Economist, to the Residential Real Estate Forum at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New Orleans, LA on November 7, 2014.

Tremendous Opportunities Exist for Realtors® in the International Marketplace

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NEW ORLEANS (November 8, 2014) – With sales to international buyers reaching a record $92.2 billion last year, there are growing opportunities for Realtors® to globalize their real estate business and attract international clients. During the "Managed Solutions for Reaching International Buyers" session today at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, experts offered advice for how Realtors® can grow their global business and reach the international marketplace.

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Commercial Market on Road to Recovery, Say Realtors®

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NEW ORLEANS (November 7, 2014) –  While economic activity was mixed during the first half of the year, industry experts expressed confidence that the commercial real estate market is on the rise during the Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun joined... Read More

Home Sales Expected to Improve in 2015, but Some Headwinds Still Remain

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NEW ORLEANS (November 7, 2014) – Existing-home sales are expected to be higher next year and prices will remain at a healthier level of growth that benefits both buyers and sellers, according to an economic forecast at a residential forum during the 2014 Realtors® Conference & Expo.

Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors®, was joined onstage by Mel Watt, Director of the... Read More

Home-Price Gains Hold Steady in Majority of Metro Areas in Third Quarter

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NEW ORLEANS (November 6, 2014) – Home prices showed continued growth in a majority of metropolitan areas in the third quarter, but all four major regions saw increases at or below 5 percent from a year ago, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

The median existing single-family home price increased in 73 percent of measured markets, with 125 out of 172 metropolitan statistical areas... Read More

2014 Q3 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

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The REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Market Survey measures quarterly activity in the commercial real estate markets. The survey collects data from commercial REALTORS®. The survey is designed to provide an overview of market performance, sales and rental transactions, along with current economic challenges and future expectations.

2014.Q3 Survey Highlights:
  • In line with the economic upswing, commercial REALTORS® reported market gains in the third quarter 2014.
  • Sales of commercial properties rose 7.4 percent on a year-over-... Read More