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Dogs and Real Estate are a Perfect Fit

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WASHINGTON (February 12, 2016) – REALTORS® know that pets make a house a home and work hard to find a house that is suitable for a buyer’s human and fur family. In acknowledgement of the 2016 Westminster Dog Show, beginning next week, the National Association of Realtors® has released a new infographic highlighting some dog-gone good information about pets and real estate.

NAR provides tips for making a house more dog friendly as well as statistics about Americans and their pets. 

The National Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for... Read More

President's Day

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How does the White House compare to the average home?

January 2016 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.

Metro Home Prices Accelerate in the Fourth Quarter of 2015

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WASHINGTON (February 10, 2016) — A moderating pace of sales had little impact on the trajectory of home prices during the final three months of the year, which picked up speed and showed continued growth in most of the U.S., according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

The median existing single-family home price increased in 81 percent of measured markets, with 145 out of 1791 metropolitan statistical areas2 (MSAs) showing gains based on... Read More

Remodeling and Demographics: DIY?

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When remodeling, some homeowners and renters do it themselves, while others hire professionals. This infographic looks at the differences in who goes which route, by generation. The data in this infographic comes from the Remodeling Impact report.

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Expectations and Market Realities in Real Estate

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As 2016 gets underway, there has been a definite slowdown in the velocity of commercial real estate sales volume, per Real Capital Analytics. We expect commercial real estate to take on more of a defensive role in this environment, and as values and prices begin to level off, investors will likely benefit from it being a hard asset, as well as from its strong income flow, especially if long-term interest rates and 10-year Treasury rates remain low, as expected.

With respect to investment, it is always difficult to separate market realities from the “... Read More

Commercial Real Estate Experts: Moderate Expansion, Easing Prices Expected in 2016

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WASHINGTON (February 4, 2016) — Despite various global and domestic hurdles hindering economic growth, steady job gains and stable leasing demand should help keep commercial real estate activity expanding in 2016, according to the authors of an annual report published jointly by Situs Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC), Deloitte and the National Association of Realtors®.

According to the report, Expectations & Market Realities in Real... Read More

Housing Market Summary for December

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Using data taken from our Existing-Home Sales, Pending Home Sales, the REALTORS® Confidence Index and Foot Traffic Index, this infographic looks at what the housing market was doing in December and provides insight into the months ahead.

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Pending Sales Inch Forward in December

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In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about December 2015 pending home sales, mortgage rates, and his forecast for sales in 2016. He also discusses underwriting standards and the rental market.

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Pending Home Sales Tick Up in December

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WASHINGTON (January 28, 2016) — Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in December, but inched forward slightly, fueled by a large increase in the Northeast that outpaced declines in the other three major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, crawled 0.1 percent to 106.8 in December from a downwardly revised 106.7 in November and is now 4.2 percent above December 2014 (102.5). The... Read More

REALTORS® Land Institute Survey

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  • Prices of land sold in the U.S. are up by three percent in the reference period October 2014-September 2015 compared to their year-ago levels.
  • Commercial land prices rose the fastest at five percent.
  • Residential land prices were up by three percent.
  • Agricultural land prices were up by one percent.
  • Prices of land sold outside the U.S. (mainly, Canada) are up by two percent in the reference period October 2014–September 2015 compared to their year-ago levels.
  • Residential land prices rose... Read More

Existing-Home Sales Surge in December

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National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the strong rebound in existing-home sales in December 2015 during a news conference at NAR’s offices in Washington.

Existing-Home Sales Surge Back in December

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WASHINGTON (January 22, 2016) — Existing-home sales snapped back solidly in December as more buyers reached the market before the end of the year, and the delayed closings resulting from the rollout of the Know Before You Owe initiative pushed a portion of November's would-be transactions into last month's figure, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Led by the South and West, all four major regions saw large increases in December.

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December 2015 Existing-Home Sales

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

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Read the news release about this data.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Martin Luther King Day is recognized as a day of community service. This infographic contains data from the 2015 Member Profile showing how REALTORS® are volunteering in their communities.

Also see: Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

NAR Forecast: Modest Increase in Home Sales Expected in 2016

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WASHINGTON (January 12, 2016) — Following the housing market's best year in nearly a decade, existing-home sales are forecasted to expand in 2016 at a more moderate pace as pent-up buyer demand combats affordability pressures and meager economic growth, according to National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun in a newly-released video on his 2016 housing market expectations.

In the NAR-published video, Yun... Read More

2016 Forecast: Modest Increase in Home Sales Expected

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In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun gives his economic forecast for 2016.

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Housing Expectations for 2016

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This infographic gives an overview of what we can expect in 2016 for the housing market and the economy.

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December 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.

Pending Home Sales Ease in November

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NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about November pending home sales figures, closing activity, and affordability issues.

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