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Video: Existing-Home Sales Rebound in December

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In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about existing-home sales in December, 2014, and compares them to existing-home sales over the past 12 months.

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Interactive Graphic: December 2014 Existing-Home Sales

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The information in this interactive infographic is from December 2014 Existing-Home Sales data. It allows you to look at price and sales data for the month, and to compare it to prices and sales over the previous 12 months.

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Infographic: December 2014 Existing-Home Sales

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

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Existing-Home Sales Rebound in December, 2014 Total Sales Finish 3 Percent Below 2013

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WASHINGTON (January 23, 2015) – Despite low inventory conditions, existing-home sales bounced back in December and climbed above an annual pace of 5 million sales for the sixth time in seven months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Median home prices for 2014 rose to their highest level since 2007, but total sales fell 3.1 percent from 2013.

Total existing-home sales1,... Read More

Slideshow: Home Buyers: Then and Now

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This slideshow takes a look at home buyer trends from 1981 versus 2014. The information in the slideshow comes from the Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers.

- Read highlights from the 2014 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers.
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September 2014 Mortgage Originators Survey

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Six months after the implementation of the QM/ATR rule, the market appears to be shifting modestly. This survey serves as both a measure of change in the 2nd quarter and a bellwether for originators’ impressions of market dynamics in light of regulatory changes under the QM/ATR rule as well as changes at the FHA, FHFA, and new credit scoring models. The panel was expanded in the 2nd quarter to include members of Community Mortgage Lenders of America.

Highlights of the Survey
  • The non-QM share of originations more than tripled in the 2nd quarter to an... Read More

Recent Oil Price Trends and What They Mean for the Housing Recovery

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What this means for REALTORS®: The decline in oil prices is generally positive to households because of gas savings and lower mortgage payments. Those savings boost consumer spending in other areas.

Infographic: U.S. Employment Rates in 2014

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their payroll employment numbers last week. Here is a quick look at what this could mean for the housing market.

 

REALTOR® University Speaker Series: The Walkable Urban Future

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Chris Leinberger, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute and President of Locus, discusses walkable communities and the consumer shift away from suburban, car-reliant communities in this presentation. He shows how transportation costs factor into home buying capabilities and which generational groups are leading the interest in walkability.

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

Infographic: December 2014 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... Read More

Video: 2015 Housing Market Forecast

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In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the outlook for the 2015 housing market. He expects existing-home sales to rise about 7 percent in 2015 behind a strengthening economy, solid job gains and a healthy increase in home prices.

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See an infographic containing information from Lawrence Yun's forecast video.

Infographic: Housing Expectations for 2015

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The information in this infographic comes from a video of NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talking about his 2015 housing market expectations. He expects existing-home sales to rise about 7 percent in 2015 behind a strengthening economy, solid job gains and a healthy increase in home prices.

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Stronger Economy, Solid Job Growth Expected to Boost Home Sales in 2015

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WASHINGTON (January 7, 2015) - Existing-home sales are forecasted to rise about 7 percent in 2015 behind a strengthening economy, solid job gains and a healthy increase in home prices, according to National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun in a newly-released video on his 2015 housing market expectations.

In the NAR-published video, Yun discusses his expectations for the U.S. economy and housing market in 2015 and... Read More

2015 Resolution: Save for a House?

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Many people make New Year’s Resolutions as the calendar flips from December 31st to January 1st. Often times, at the top of the list (along with trimming the waist line) is saving money and paying down debt. Many people do so with a goal in mind – a nice vacation, a new car, or even a new home. Maybe this year you are saving for your downpayment for a new home, or know someone who is.

Pending Sales Post Small Gain in November

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In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about how current economic trends are affecting the housing market: improvements in the economy, increase in jobs, the stock market, consumer confidence, rising rents, and low mortgage rates. He also talks about the things that are impacting the housing market in a negative way: limited inventory, low levels of new home construction, and mortgage lock-in, and gives a forecast for 2015.

Pending Home Sales Show Modest Gain in November

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WASHINGTON (December 31, 2014) — Pending home sales slightly improved in November and are above year-over-year levels for the third straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest experienced a slight gain in activity in November.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, increased 0.8 percent to 104.8 in November from a slightly downwardly revised 104.0 in October and is now 4.1 percent... Read More

Cost of New vs. Existing Homes

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Newly constructed homes are carrying a hefty premium over existing homes. The gap, which historically had been 15 to 20 percent, has in recent years widened to 30 to 40 percent. That suggests either existing home prices are much cheaper in relation to the newly built homes and/or that there is just not enough new homes being produced.

Video: Home Sales Lose Momentum in November

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After hitting their highest level of the year, existing-home sales slid in November as the housing supply tightened, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says during a Dec. 22 press conference in Washington.

Video: Existing-Home Sales Rise in October

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Existing-home sales continued to rise in October and are now up year-over-year for the first time in 2014, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says during a Nov. 20 press conference in Washington.

Infographic: November Existing-Home Sales

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

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