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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

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Contract Signings Hit 10-year High in April

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the things affecting home sales right now: low mortgage rates, employment gains, inflation, gasoline prices, low inventory. He also talks about rising rents and gives an upgraded housing market forecast for 2016.

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HOME Survey July 2016

Using data from the 2016 Q2 HOME Survey, this infographic looks at whether people think it's a good time to buy or sell a home, and how student debt is affecting people's ability to buy.

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Video: Looking Back at the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

The Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers turns 35 this year. Here is a look back at the history of the profile's covers. 

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Infographic: NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers Turns 35 

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Realtors┬« Applaud House Passage of “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act”

WASHINGTON (February 2, 2016) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to advance legislation that will expand opportunities for homeownership. H.R. 3700, the "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act," includes a number of initiatives that have strong support from the National Association of Realtors®, who hailed the vote as important progress for home buyers and sellers.

"This legislation will put homeownership in reach for more families, and we applaud Congress's work to take us there," said NAR President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of... Read More

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