This report contains the results of a survey of REALTORS® which asked about:
- How safe or unsafe they feel
- The root causes of any unsafe feelings
- Steps or procedures they follow to ensure safety
- What methods of self-defense they use
The goal of the report is to measure and understand the scope of the problem, so that real estate professionals can develop the resources, programs, and technologies they need to keep themselves safe.More Information
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WASHINGTON (March 2, 2015) – A new survey from the National Association of Realtors® found 96 percent of Realtors® have never been the victim of crime, but 40 percent have found themselves in situations where they have feared for their safety or the safety of their personal information.
Some of the most common circumstances that resulted in fearful situations were open houses, showing vacant and model homes, working with properties that were unlocked or unsecured and showing homes in remote areas.
“When I became NAR president last year, I pledged to make... Read More
Local markets broadly picked up across all property types in January 2015 compared to December 2014, although activity was more modest compared to a year ago, according to the January 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.
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.Q4 Highlights:
- Riding the wave of economic and, more specifically, market improvements, commercial REALTORS® reported advances in the fourth quarter 2014.
- REALTORS® indicated acceleration in the... Read More
In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about January 2015 pending home sales, which were up month-to-month and year-to-year. He also talks about home price growth outpacing income growth, and about home searches on realtor.com and lockbox use by REALTORS®, both of which were up in January.
WASHINGTON (February 27, 2015) — Improved buyer demand at the beginning of 2015 pushed pending home sales in January to their highest level since August 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw gains in activity in January.
The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, climbed 1.7 percent to 104.2 in January from an upwardly revised 102.5 in December and is now 8.4 percent above January... Read More
In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discusses the decline in existing-home sales in January 2015.
The information in this interactive infographic is from January 2015 Existing-Home Sales data. It shows you price and sales data for the month, and lets you compare it to prices and sales over the previous 12 months.More Information
WASHINGTON (February 23, 2015) – Existing-home sales declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions experienced declines in January, with the Northeast and West seeing the largest.
WASHINGTON (February 19, 2015) – A stronger labor market and stable U.S. economy should keep commercial real estate demand on the rise, but the pace of growth will likely be hindered by overseas weakness, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.
National office vacancy rates are forecast to slightly decrease 0.1 percent over the coming year as improved hiring increases the demand for office space. The vacancy rate for industrial space is expected... Read More
How does the White House compare to the typical home bought by the American homeowner? This infographic takes a lighthearted look at the differences for President's Day.
WASHINGTON (February 11, 2015) – National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Arkansas, issued the following statement at the conclusion of today’s hearing of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, The Future of Housing in America: Oversight of the Federal Housing Administration:
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This interactive infographic shows metropolitan area qualifying income for Q4 2014.More Information
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This interactive infographic shows metropolitan area median home prices for Q4 2014.More Information
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WASHINGTON (February 11, 2015) – The majority of metropolitan areas experienced steady but slightly stronger price growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, behind a decline in housing supply and an uptick in demand fueled by lower interest rates and a stronger job market, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.
The median existing single-family home price increased in 86 percent of... Read More
This presentation is from a talk given by Dr. Raven Molloy, Senior Economist for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. In it, she discusses Long-Term Vacant Housing in the United States, how it is calculated, and what it means for the health of housing supply and the housing market.
This presentation is part of the REALTOR® University Speaker Series.