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2015 Q2 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.

2015.Q2 Survey Highlights
  • Sixty percent of commercial REALTORS® closed a sale.
  • Sales volume rose 9 percent from a year ago.
  • Sales prices increased 7 percent year-over-year.
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Pending Home Sales Dip in June After Five Months of Increases

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In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about pending home sales figures for June 2015, the continuing increase in home prices, and his forecast for 2016. He also discusses the recent decline in new-home sales.

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Pending Home Sales Dip in June

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WASHINGTON (July 29, 2015) — After five consecutive months of increases, pending home sales slipped in June but remained near May's level, which was the highest in over nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Modest gains in the Northeast and West were offset by larger declines in the Midwest and South.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, fell 1.8 percent to 110.3 in June but is still 8.2 percent above June 2014... Read More

Quiz: Planes, Trains & Automobiles

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How are people's attitudes toward transportation changing? Take this quiz, based on data from NAR and Portland State University's 2015 Community and Transportation Preferences Survey, and find out.

Millennials: The Generation that Walks the Talk

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Millennials prefer walking, biking, and public transportation over driving.

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Millennials Favor Walkable Communities, Says New NAR Poll

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WASHINGTON (July 28, 2015) – Millennials prefer walking over driving by a substantially wider margin than any other generation, according to a new poll conducted by the National Association of Realtors® and the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University.

The 2015 National Community and Transportation Preference Survey found that millennials, those aged 18–34, prefer walking as a mode of transportation by 12 percentage points over driving. Millennials are also shown to... Read More

Home Sales Rise in June As Prices Pass 2006 Peak

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In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discusses the rise in existing-home sales and the national median existing-home price in June 2015.

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June 2015 Existing-Home Sales

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The information in this infographic is from June 2015 Existing-Home Sales data.

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Existing-Home Sales Rise in June as Home Prices Surpass July 2006 Peak

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WASHINGTON (July 22, 2015) — Existing-home sales increased in June to their highest pace in over eight years, while the cumulative effect of rising demand and limited supply helped push the national median sales price to an all-time high, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions experienced sales gains in June and have now risen above year-over-year levels for six consecutive months.

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NAR 2015 Community Preference Survey

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NAR & Portland State University: 2015 Community and Transportation Preferences Survey

A national poll of 3,000 adults in the fifty largest metro areas found that Millennials are distinguishing themselves as the generation that, more than any other generation, prefers to walk. The poll was jointly conducted by the National Association of Realtors® and researchers at the Portland State University.

NAR Survey finds Like-Kind Exchanges Promote Job, Economic Growth

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WASHINGTON (July 9, 2015) — Real estate like-kind exchanges are an important vehicle for disposing of and acquiring properties and support the nation's financial growth, job creation and economy, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®.

The Like-Kind Exchanges: Real Estate Market Perspectives 2015 survey of NAR's commercial and residential members found that real estate investors and commercial property owners place a very high priority on current like-kind exchange tax rules; 40 percent indicated that transactions would not... Read More

Like-Kind Exchange Survey

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Highlights:
  • For a significant proportion of real estate market participants, like-kind exchanges (LKE) provide an important vehicle to dispose and acquire property.
  • Like-kind exchanges are available to individuals, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, as well as trusts.
  • The main requirement of a like-kind exchange is that the disposition of one property and acquisition of another property must be part of an integrated transaction, rather than two individual transactions.
  • REALTORS® are active participants in... Read More

June 2015 Foot Traffic

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Every month SentriLock, LLC. provides NAR Research with data on the number of properties shown by a REALTOR®. Lockboxes made by SentriLock, LLC. are used in roughly a third of home showings across the nation. Foot traffic has a strong correlation with future contracts and home sales, so it can be viewed as a peek ahead at sales trends two to three months into the future. This infographic shows the latest index data along with trends and changes.

REALTORS® Online

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Based on a random sampling of NAR’s membership, the Member Profile looks at a variety of economic and demographic characteristics, and business practices of REALTORS®, including use of online technology.

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Economic and Forecast Update

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NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun addresses a wide range of real estate-related topics in his forecast for the U.S. economy and housing market.

Did You Know? Vacation Buyers' Retreats

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While most buyers purchase a home to use as their primary residence, a significant share also purchase vacation or investment properties. Because the purchase of a non-primary residence is often influenced by different factors than the purchase of a primary residence, it is important to understand how changes in the market environment affect each segment. NAR's annual Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey presents these factors.

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Did You Know? Buying Near Entertainment

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The annual Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report examines the generational differences of home buyers and sellers in the current real estate marketplace.

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Did You Know? Buying Near Parks & Recreation

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The annual Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report examines the generational differences of home buyers and sellers in the current real estate marketplace.

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Did You Know? Vacation Beach Houses

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While most buyers purchase a home to use as their primary residence, a significant share also purchase vacation or investment properties. Because the purchase of a non-primary residence is often influenced by different factors than the purchase of a primary residence, it is important to understand how changes in the market environment affect each segment. NAR's annual Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey presents these factors.

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Did You Know? NAR Members Volunteer

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Based on a random sampling of NAR’s membership, the Member Profile looks at a variety of economic and demographic characteristics, and business practices of REALTORS®, including use of online technology.

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