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HOME Survey 2015

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

The information in this infographic is from the 2015 HOME survey. See a larger version of this infographic.

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NAR HOME Survey: Desire to Buy Strong Despite Affordability, Economic Concerns

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

WASHINGTON (December 17, 2015) — Although only half of surveyed households believe the economy is currently improving, nearly all young renters eventually want to buy a home, and a convincing majority still view homeownership as part of their American Dream, according to a new quarterly consumer survey released today by the National Association of Realtors®. Additionally, a newly-introduced index tracking the financial outlook of households found that compared to earlier this year an increasing share believes their personal financial situation will improve in the months ahead.... Read More

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Quiz: Home Buyer Types

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

The information from this quiz was taken from the NAR report Recent Home Buyer Profiles.

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Quiz: Home Remodeling Projects

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

The information from this quiz was taken from the NAR report Remodeling Impact.

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Remodeling Impact

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

Homeowners and renters remodel, redesign, and restructure their home for a variety of reasons. This report takes a deep dive into the reasons for remodeling, the success of taking on projects, and the increased happiness found in the home once a project is completed.

It also contains:

  • The typical cost of 20 remodeling and replacement projects, as estimated by members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
  • How much appeal each project is likely to have for buyers, according to REALTORS®
  • How much REALTORS... Read More
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Remodeling Impact Survey 2015: Highlights

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

The information in this infographic is from the 2015 Remodeling Impact report.

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Homeowners Reap Remodeling Benefits Whether Selling or Staying, Say Realtors®

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

WASHINGTON (December 9, 2015) — Homeowners preparing to sell often make improvements, both big and small, to their homes that can help yield positive results and garner top dollar from buyers. According to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, remodeling projects can also bring major benefits to homeowners who choose to remain in their homes.

"Realtors® know that certain home upgrades and remodels can be beneficial to get more buyer eyes on a property, potentially bring in more offers or gain more equity from a home," said NAR President... Read More

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The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race, and the Economic Crisis

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

In this talk, Dr. Katrin Anacker presents the findings from her recently published book, “The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race, and the Economic Crisis.” In the book, she analyzes current suburban issues by utilizing recently published data from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey. She looks at issues affecting American suburbs such as suburban decline and poverty, racial and ethnic change, suburban foreclosures, and policies addressing these issues.

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REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation: The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race, and the Economic Crisis

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

This presentation is from a talk given by Dr. Katrin Anacker, author of the recently published book, “The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race, and the Economic Crisis.” In the book, she analyzes current suburban issues by utilizing recently published data from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey. She looks at issues affecting American suburbs such as suburban decline and poverty, racial and ethnic change, suburban foreclosures, and policies addressing these issues.

This presentation is part of the... Read More

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October Pending Home Sales Flat

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

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about October 2015 Pending Home Sales, market stability, federal reserve interest rates and how they will affect mortgages in 2016, and rising home equity. He also talks about boomerang buyers and excellent job creation numbers, and gives his housing market forecast for 2016.

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Pending Home Sales Nudge Forward in October

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

WASHINGTON (November 30, 2015) — Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in October, but shifted marginally higher after two straight months of declines, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Gains in the Northeast and West were offset by declines in the Midwest and South.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, inched 0.2 percent to 107.7 in October from an upwardly revised 107.5 in September and is now 3.9 percent above October 2014... Read More

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Thanksgiving: How Friends & Family Can Influence the Home Purchase

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

The data in this infographic is from the 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

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Existing-Home Sales Decline in October

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

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discusses the rate of existing-home sales and the national median existing-home price in October 2015.

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Moderate Expansion, Easing Prices Expected for Commercial Real Estate Markets

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

WASHINGTON (November 24, 2015) — Sustained job growth throughout the country and improving credit conditions are forecast to help keep commercial real estate activity expanding into next year, but property prices are likely to slightly cool off after reaching their peak in some major markets, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

National office vacancy rates are forecast by Realtors® to decrease 0.8 percent to 14.8 percent over... Read More

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October 2015 Existing-Home Sales

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

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Existing-Home Sales Dial Back in October

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

WASHINGTON (November 23, 2015) — With mortgage rates remaining below 4 percent for the third straight month, existing-home sales in October were at a healthy pace but failed to keep up with September's jump, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four major regions saw no gains in sales in October.

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

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Dynamic Scoring: Methodology, Issues, and Implications on Tax Legislation

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

In this video, Mr. Thomas Barthold of the Joint Committee on Taxation talks about the dynamic scoring method that integrates macroeconomic and behavioral impacts, the issues related to using the methodology, and the implications for tax legislation, particularly as related to real estate.

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The Impact of International Credit Flows On U.S. Housing

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

In this video, Dr. Alessandro Rebucci, Assistant Professor in the research track at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, talks about how U.S. prices have rebounded compared to other economies and how international flows, especially from Canada, Europe, and Asia affect U.S. housing demand.

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Millennials, Baby Boomers, and Rebounding Multifamily Home Construction

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

In this video, Dr. Jordan Rappaport, Senior Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, discusses the demographic trends and preferences of millennials and baby boomers driving multifamily housing demand.

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Mortgage Design Proposal: A Better Balance Between Building Home Equity and Affordability

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

In this video, NAR Economist Ken Fears talks about his proposal for a Blended Rate Equity Driver (BRED) mortgage, a new mortgage product that would give homeowners more options and puts more equity in their pockets.

Ken Fears is NAR's Director of Regional Economics and Housing Finance.

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