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Pending Home Sales Skid in May

WASHINGTON (June 29, 2016) — After steadily increasing for three straight months, pending home sales let up in May and declined year-over-year for the first time in almost two years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four major regions experienced a cutback in contract activity last month.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, slid 3.7 percent to 110.8 in May from a downwardly revised 115.0 in April and is now slightly lower (0.2 percent) than May 2015 (111.0).... Read More

June 30th, 2016|Comments Off on Pending Home Sales Skid in May

What the Latest Fair Housing Guidance on Criminal Background Checks Means for Real Estate

WASHINGTON (May 13, 2016) – The Department of Housing and Urban Development published Fair Housing Act guidance on April 4 that has raised concerns for housing providers who use criminal history screening processes to make decisions about sales, rentals financing and other real estate activity. Since then, real estate professionals have been asking what it means for them and their businesses.

Experts at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C.,... Read More

December 31st, 1969|0 Comments

Did You Know: Veterans and Active Military Buyers and Homes as Investments

This infographic uses data from NAR's 2016 Veterans and Active Military Home Buyers and Sellers Profile.

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Realtors Property Resource® Joins SentriLock to Offer Realtors® On-the-Spot Property Data

WASHINGTON (August 15, 2016) – A new partnership between SentriLock and Realtors Property Resource® now gives members of the National Association of Realtors® direct access to RPR property data through SentriLock’s SentriSmart app.

A property’s relevant RPR data can now be seamlessly displayed on a smartphone in response to accessing the Sentrilock lockbox though the SentriSmart app. This gives Realtors® the ability to access the time sensitive and detailed property information needed to conduct their business, a unique advantage for members of NAR.... Read More

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NAR HOME Survey Underscores Need for More Single-family Home Construction

WASHINGTON (March 15, 2016) – Over three-quarters of surveyed households would purchase a single-family home if they were to buy in the next six months, and 79 percent of renters would choose to buy outside of an urban area, according to the second installment of the National Association of Realtors® new quarterly consumer survey. The survey also found that confidence about now being a good time to buy is waning amongst renters, particularly in the West – where prices have solidly risen.

In NAR’s first quarter Housing... Read More

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