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REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation: The Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

This presentation is from a talk given by Dr. Rodney Harrell, Director, Livable Communities, AARP Public Policy Institute, in which he talks about the things that make up the livability index: proximity to good schools, transportation options, and the availability of age-appropriate facilities.

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

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The Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

Choosing a property has as much to do with assessing the neighborhood as the property itself. Proximity to good schools, transportation options, and the availability of age-appropriate facilities are just some of the important considerations in choosing one’s residence in addition to considering home features. In this talk, Dr. Rodney Harrell, Director, Livable Communities, AARP Public Policy Institute, examines the concept and methodology of the Livability Index and discusses its application in a ranking of neighborhoods.

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REALTOR® University Speaker Series Dates

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

This infographic shows speaker dates and topics for upcoming REALTOR® University Speaker Series events.

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January 2016 Existing-Home Sales

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

The information in this infographic is from January 2016 Existing-Home Sales data.

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Existing-Home Sales Inch Forward in January, Price Growth Accelerates

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

WASHINGTON (February 23, 2016) — Existing-home sales crept forward in January to the highest annual rate in six months, and subpar supply levels propelled price growth to the fastest increase since last April, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The West was the only region to see a decline in sales in January.

Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes,... Read More

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December 2015 Mortgage Originators Survey

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

Highlights:

  • Non‐QM lending made a modest comeback in the 4th quarter led by banks, while mortgage bankers spurred demand for rebuttable presumption loans.
  • Investor demand for non‐QM loans slumped, but is expected to improve modestly over the next six months
  • Credit access in general is expected to rise over the coming six months as is investor demand for most categories
  • Lenders report that 8.3 percent of settlements were delayed and 1.5 percent cancelled due to TRID.
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First-time Homebuyer Affordability

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

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How affordable are homes for first-time buyers? This infographic takes a look at the first-time homebuyer affordability data from the last quarter of 2015.

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2015 Q4 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

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 rental transactions, along with information on current economic challenges and future expectations.

2015.Q4 Survey Highlights
  • Sixty-six percent of commercial REALTORS® closed a sale.
  • Sales volume rose 7.4 percent from a year... Read More
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Dogs and Real Estate are a Perfect Fit

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

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. 

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President's Day

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

How does the White House compare to the average home?

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January 2016 Foot Traffic

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

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.

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Metro Home Prices Accelerate in the Fourth Quarter of 2015

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

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

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REALTORS® and the New Closing Process Survey

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07
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The TILA‐RESPA Integrated Documentation (TRID) or Know Before You Owe rules went into affect on October 3rd 2015. Survey respondents indicate that since implementation:

  • 10.4% of transactions were delayed, but less than 1% canceled, while the typical delay is 8.8 days
  • 54.5% of respondents had problems getting closing documents for transactions and half found errors when they did get access
  • REALTORS® were less likely to have access to closing documents in delayed settlements
  • Missing concessions and incorrect... Read More
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Remodeling and Demographics: DIY?

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

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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

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07
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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

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

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

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®.

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Housing Market Summary for December

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

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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Increasing the Access to Credit and Affordable Rental Units for Low Income Housing

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

In this lecture, Dr. Paul Manchester, a Principal Economist at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), discusses how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are meeting their goals to increase the access of low income households and households in low-income/high-minority areas to affordable single-family housing and to multifamily rental units.

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REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation: Increasing the Access to Credit and Affordable Rental Units for Low Income Housing

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

This presentation is from a talk given by Dr. Paul Manchester, a Principal Economist at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). In his talk, he discusses how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are increasing access of low income households and households in low-income/high-minority areas to affordable single-family housing and to multifamily rental units.

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

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Pending Sales Inch Forward in December

NAR: Research Headlines from Realtor.org - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:07

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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