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Commercial Real Estate Outlook

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NAR’s latest Commercial Real Estate Outlook offers overall projections for four major commercial sectors and analyzes quarterly data in the office, industrial, retail and multifamily markets. Historic data for metro areas were provided by REIS, Inc., a source of commercial real estate performance information.

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The Commercial Real Estate Outlook includes statistics on 54 of the nation's largest markets.

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Improving Economy Slowly Brightens Outlook for Commercial Real Estate

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WASHINGTON (August 26, 2014) – The strong rebound in economic growth during the second quarter and ongoing job creation are gradually improving the outlook for all of the major commercial real estate sectors, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says after many false starts, the economy finally appears to be turning a corner to firmer ground. “The... Read More

Existing-Home Sales Continue to Climb in July

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WASHINGTON (August 21, 2014) – Existing-home sales increased in July to their highest annual pace of the year, and the ongoing decline in distressed sales reached an important milestone, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 2.4... Read More

REALTOR® University Speaker Series: Heartland Renewal? Immigrants, Their Children, and the Baby Boomer Transition

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In this video, Dr. Rolf Pendall, Director of the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center for the Urban Institute, discusses the heartland renewal, the importance of the immigrant population in the recovery of the housing market, and what falling household formation means for the country.

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REALTOR® University Speaker Series: Cities & Suburbs Now and in the Future: Full Video

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This video contains Dr. Anthony Downs's full talk about traffic congestion and smart growth, and why congestion may be a long-term problem.

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Dr. Anthony Downs is an Economist and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He focuses his current research on smart growth, traffic congestion, and metropolitan policy. In the past he has also looked at housing policy and housing affordability. He has written many books, including An Economic Theory of... Read More

REALTOR® University Speaker Series: Cities & Suburbs Now and in the Future: Highlights Video

2 hours 43 min ago

This video contains highlights of Dr. Anthony Downs's talk about traffic congestion and smart growth, and why congestion may be a long-term problem.

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Dr. Anthony Downs is an Economist and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He focuses his current research on smart growth, traffic congestion, and metropolitan policy. In the past he has also looked at housing policy and housing affordability. He has written many books, including An Economic Theory of... Read More

Infographic: Quarterly Median Sales Price by Metro Area - Single Family Homes

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This interactive infographic shows median prices of single family homes in Q2 2014 by metropolitan area.

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Infographic: Quarterly Median Sales Price by Metro Area - Condos and Co-ops

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This interactive infographic shows median prices of condos and co-ops in Q2 2014 by metropolitan area.

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Home-Price Gains Decelerate in Many Metro Areas during Second Quarter

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WASHINGTON (August 12, 2014) – Home-price growth continued to moderate in many metropolitan areas in the second quarter and national year-over-year price appreciation is now at its slowest pace since 2012, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

The median existing single-family home price increased in 71 percent of measured markets1, with 122 out of 173 metropolitan statistical areas2 (MSAs)... Read More

Infographic: Where Are Retirees Moving To?

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Many people choose to change location when they retire. This infographic shows the migration flows for retirees (65 years +) in the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Specifically, the map compares the percentage of people (any age) moving from different states to, and the percentage of retirees moving and living in, these cities.

Infographic: Global Buyers in the USA

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The information in this quiz comes from the 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity.

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Still Stuck in Traffic

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Most Americans agree that traffic congestion is a major problem in their communities, and congestion seems to be getting worse. Dr. Anthony Downs discusses the problems of traffic congestion—based on his book Still Stuck in Traffic.

REALTOR® University Speaker Series: The Metropolitan Revolution

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In her lecture for the REALTOR® University Speaker Series, Jennifer Bradley focuses on a new approach to revitalizing urban areas and creating more jobs though the integration of technology and community networking.

Infographic: Location of Primary, Vacation, & Investment Homes Purchased in 2013 by Region

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This infographic was created using data from the 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey.

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Infographic: Types of Property Purchased as Primary, Vacation, and Investment Homes in 2013

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This infographic was created using data from the 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey.

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New Home Sales in June

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New home sales slid in June. The decline is not a reflection of slower housing demand, but more related to homebuilders putting up fewer homes. Whatever builders build, they are able to find buyers reasonably quick. But the homebuilding industry has been hampered by a labor shortage and the difficulty of obtaining construction loans.

Lenders Note Impact of Higher FHA Fees

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The mortgage market was buffeted by a number of changes in 2013 and 2014. Among them were higher fees at the FHA. NAR Research' s second Survey of Mortgage Originators includes questions about the impact of changes to the FHA program on consumers.

Homeownership Rate in the Second Quarter of 2014

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The homeownership rate fell to 64.8 percent in the second quarter. It marks the lowest ownership rate in nearly 20 years. After peaking at 69 percent in 2004, the ownership rate has been steadily falling, at first from the aftermath effects of housing market bubble-crash to the ongoing tight mortgage availability conditions now.

Video: Pending Home Sales Slip in June

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In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the slight drop in pending home sales, the so-called "lock-in effect," the top three reasons people move, and the capital gains tax.