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Survey of Mortgage Originators, First Quarter 2017

May 27, 2017

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Highlights

This quarter marks the 14th Survey of Mortgage Originators and the first full quarter under the new administration. This survey covered lenders’ experiences in the 1st quarter of 2017 and questions on potential changes to the CFPB, the Qualified Mortgage rule, and the Small Creditor Portfolio Rule. 

  • Non-QM lending moderated, while rebuttable presumption gained, but willingness to originate both... Read More

REALTOR® University Speaker Series: Single-family Rental: Market Update and Rent Growth Measurement

May 27, 2017

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These presentation slides are from Dr. Frank Nothaft's talk about the rental market and rent growth measurement. Dr. Nothaft is the Chief Economist at CoreLogic.

REALTOR® University Speaker Series: The 2017 Economic and Budget Outlook Presentation Slides

May 27, 2017

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These presentation slides are from Dr. Jeffrey Werling's talk about the 2017 economic and budget outlook. Dr. Werling is the Assistant Director of the Macroeconomics Analysis Division of the Congressional Budget Office.

Existing-Home Sales Slip 2.3 Percent in April; Days on Market Falls to Under a Month

May 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (May 24, 2017) — Stubbornly low supply levels held down existing-home sales in April and also pushed the median number of days a home was on the market to a new low of 29 days, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Total existing-home sales1, https://www.nar.realtor/topics/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, dipped 2.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.57 million in April from... Read More

April 2017 Existing-Home Sales

May 27, 2017

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The information in this infographic is from March 2017 Existing-Home Sales data.

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Alex Nowrasteh's Presentation Slides: Housing Markets Are International

May 27, 2017

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These slides are from the "Housing Markets Are International" presentation given by Alex Nowrasteh during the Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Washington, DC, on May 19, 2017. 

Danielle Hale's Presentation Slides: Housing Markets Are International

May 27, 2017

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These slides are from the "Housing Markets Are International" presentation given by Danielle Hale during the Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Washington, DC, on May 19, 2017. 

May 2017 Economic and Commercial Real Estate Outlook: George Ratiu

May 27, 2017

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These slides are from the Economic and Commercial Real Estate Outlook presentation given by George Ratiu during the Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2017.

May 2017 Economic and Commercial Real Estate Outlook: Lawrence Yun

May 27, 2017

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These slides are from the Economic and Commercial Real Estate Outlook presentation given by Lawrence Yun during the Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2017.

Realtors® Have a Positive Outlook for Commercial Markets in 2017

May 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (May 19, 2017) – While challenges face commercial real estate markets, Realtors® specializing in the sector should have confidence that growth will continue. That’s according to speakers at a commercial economic issues and trends forum at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun led a panel discussion about the economic forces shaping commercial real estate markets; the panelists agreed that the market has improved and that continued growth in the economy... Read More

NAR Midyear Forecast: Existing-Home Sales Poised to Climb 3.5 Percent in 2017

May 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (May 18, 2017) – The multi-year stretch of robust job gains along with improving household confidence are expected to guide existing-home sales to a decade high in 2017, but supply and affordability headwinds and modest economic growth are holding back sales and threatening to keep the nation’s low homeownership rate subdued. That’s according to speakers at a residential real estate forum here at the 2017 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National... Read More

May 2017 Economic and Housing Market Outlook

May 27, 2017

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These slides are from the Economic and Housing Market Outlook presentation given by Lawrence Yun during the Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2017.

Commercial Lending Trends Survey

May 27, 2017

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Highlights
  • Commercial investments mirrored the global uncertainty in 2016, with a 16 percent decline year-over-year, on total volume of $826 billion, according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA).
  • Commercial investments in large capitalization U.S. markets totaled $489 billion, representing an 11 percent drop from the prior year.
  • With rising demand across all property types, vacancies continued on a downward path.
  • As an exception,... Read More

2017 Q1 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

May 27, 2017

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The REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Market Trends measures quarterly activity in the commercial real estate markets, as reported in a national survey. The survey collects data from REALTORS® engaged in commercial real estate transactions. The survey is designed to provide an overview of market performance, sales and leasing transactions, along with information on current economic challenges and future expectations.

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Danielle Hale's Housing Update on CNBC's The Financial Exchange Show

May 27, 2017

NAR economist Danielle Hale gives a housing update on CNBC's The Financial Exchange Show with Larry Kudlow.

Commercial Real Estate ALERT

May 27, 2017

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The Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) was tasked with the responsibility to produce a report detailing the risks and opportunities in the commercial real estate industry. NAR retained the services of one of the leading research and information companies in the real estate industry, T3 Sixty, Inc. Their findings are published in this study.

Metro Home-Price Growth Heats Up 6.9 Percent in First Quarter

May 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (May 15, 2017) — The strongest quarterly sales pace in exactly a decade put significant downward pressure on inventory levels and caused price growth to further accelerate during the first three months of 2017, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. Metro home prices have now accelerated for three consecutive quarters.

The national median existing single-family home price in the first quarter was $232,100, which is up 6.9 percent from the first... Read More

Member Profile

May 27, 2017

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Highlights
  • The typical REALTOR® has 10 years of experience.
  • In 2016, the typical agent had 12 transactions, which is up from 11 transactions in 2015.
  • Most REALTORS® worked 40 hours per week in 2016, a trend that has continued for several years.
  • Sixty-three percent of all REALTORS® are female.
  • The majority of REALTORS®—82 percent—own their primary residence.
  • Eighty-two percent... Read More

2017 NAR Member Profile

May 27, 2017

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Using data taken from the 2017 NAR Member Profile, this infographic provides a look at a typical REALTOR®.

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Survey Reports 12 Percent Jump in REALTOR® Business Activity

May 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (May 11, 2017) — After a slip in business in 2015, the National Association of Realtors® Member Profile found that the income and sales volume of Realtor® members increased in 2016. The median gross income of Realtors® increased 8 percent in 2016 as the typical member had the highest number of transactions in recent years.

Despite Realtors® continuing to cite inventory shortages, transactions grew to 12 per agent, the highest since 2014 when the typical agent had 11. The median sales volume for... Read More