The latest real estate news and information.

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

Pending Home Sales Tick Up in July

WASHINGTON (August 31, 2016) — Pending home sales expanded in most of the country in July and reached their second highest reading in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the Midwest saw a dip in contract activity last month.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 1.3 percent to 111.3 in July from a downwardly revised 109.9 in June and is now 1.4 percent higher than July 2015 (109.8). The index is now at its second highest... Read More

December 31st, 1969|Comments Off on Pending Home Sales Tick Up in July

REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Nominations for 2016 Good Neighbor Awards

WASHINGTON (February 2, 2016) — Realtors® not only help the public through the steps of buying or selling a home, many of them also take the time to support their communities through charitable and volunteer work. The National Association of Realtors® is currently accepting applications from Realtors® who dedicate themselves to volunteer service for REALTOR® Magazine's Good Neighbor Awards.  

Five winners will be announced in the November/December issue of REALTOR® Magazine and will receive a $10,000 grant for his or her... Read More

December 31st, 1969|Comments Off on REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Nominations for 2016 Good Neighbor Awards

BREAKING: HUD Announces Change to FHA Condo Policies at Realtors® Conference

SAN DIEGO (November 12, 2015) – This evening, Federal Housing Administration Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ed Golding joined National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron on stage before a packed ballroom of Realtors® and industry experts to announce changes to FHA condominium policies.

NAR has long advocated for broad improvements to FHA’s condo rules, arguing that existing policy is overly restrictive and keeps many consumers... Read More

December 31st, 1969|Comments Off on BREAKING: HUD Announces Change to FHA Condo Policies at Realtors® Conference

Realtors® Get Lesson in Media Landscape from Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman

ORLANDO, Fla. (November 5, 2016) — Traditional media is still important in campaign and election coverage, but social media has dramatically shortened the news cycle to a minute-by-minute environment.

That's according to Howard Fineman of the Huffington Post, who pulled no punches in his assessment of the news media before an audience of Realtors® at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

Fineman said that a fragmented media landscape has created a world where it's possible for people to live "within their own box," consuming news that... Read More

December 31st, 1969|Comments Off on Realtors® Get Lesson in Media Landscape from Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman