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Chris Christie, Rahm Emanuel Discuss 2020 Elections at REALTORS® Legislative Meetings

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel participated in the 2020 REALTORS® Virtual Legislative Meetings on Tuesday afternoon as part of NAR’s annual Federal Legislative and Political Forum.

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Metro Home Prices Rise in 96% of Metro Areas in First Quarter of 2020

Nearly all of the nation’s metro areas saw price growth and had minimal inventory increases in the first quarter of 2020, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors

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NAR Calls Housing Market Slump Temporary as Pending Home Sales Fall in March

Pending home sales fell in March, seeing expected declines as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions saw drops in month-over-month contract

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Nearly 3 in 4 Realtors® This Week Report Sellers Haven’t Lowered Listing Prices to Attract Buyers, Suggesting Calmness and No Panic Selling by Homeowners

Nearly 3 in 4 Realtors® currently working with sellers this week – 74% – reported their clients haven’t reduced listing prices to attract buyers, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors

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A Quarter of Realtors® This Week Report Homes Coming Under Contract Without Buyers First Visiting the Property

A quarter of Realtors® with clients putting contracts on homes this week had at least one do so without physically seeing the property, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors

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Home Sales Increase Year-Over-Year Despite Expected Monthly March Sales Decline Due to Impact of COVID-19

Existing-home sales fell in March following a February that saw significant nationwide gains, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions reported a dip

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Pending Home Sales Increase 2.4% in February

Pending home sales rose in February, climbing for the second consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions saw an increase in month-over-month contract activity

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Existing-Home Sales Jump 6.5% in February

Existing-home sales climbed substantially in February after a slight decline in January, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Of the four major regions, only the Northeast reported a drop in sales

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NAR Survey Finds Nearly Half of Realtors® Say Home Buyer Interest Has Decreased Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Nearly half of Realtors® – 48% – said home buyer interest has decreased due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors

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Survey Finds Nearly 1 in 4 Home Sellers Changed How Their Home is Viewed on the Market Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Nearly 1 in 4 home sellers nationwide are changing how their home is viewed while the home remains on the market due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors

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Home Buying Desires of Millennials Mirror Silent Generation, Realtor® Report Finds

A number of the homebuying characteristics of younger millennials are replicating the buying desires of those in the silent generation.This is according to the latest study from the National Association of Realtors®,

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Realtors® Applaud Calabria, FHFA Investment in Housing Affordability Solutions

National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement in response to reports that the Federal Housing Finance Agency – under the direction of Mark Calabria – allocated $502.2 million

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Pending Home Sales Ascend 5.2% in January

Pending home sales rebounded in January, ticking up following a decline in December, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the West region reported a minor drop in month-over-month contract activity

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Existing-Home Sales Drop 1.3% in January

Existing-home sales declined in January, continuing a fluctuating pattern of monthly increases and declines, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Significant declines in the West region dragged down nationwide numbers

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NAR Echoes White House Calls for Local Solutions to Address Housing Affordability Crisis

National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the White House Council of Economic Advisers issued a report warning America’s GDP growth is threatened by housing affordability constraints

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Second Century Ventures Continues Global Expansion of REACH Accelerator

Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, announced Monday plans to expand the REACH Accelerator program to Canada.

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Minority Homeownership Rates Continue to Lag Behind the National Average, NAR Finds

The United States homeownership rate has recently seen a rebound to 65.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019 from a low of 62.9% in the second quarter of 2016. While the increase in the overall homeownership rate is encouraging

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NAR Announces New Cyber Liability Insurance Program for Realtors®

The National Association of Realtors® this morning announced a partnership with CyberPolicy® to deliver a new cyber liability insurance program designed to meet the unique needs of real estate professionals

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Metro Home Prices Rise in 94% of Metro Areas in Fourth Quarter of 2019

The vast majority of metro areas saw price gains and very small increases in inventory in the final quarter of 2019, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors

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NAR’s Second Annual Policy Forum Explores Barriers to Affordable Housing in U.S.

As home prices continue rising faster than wages in a majority of U.S. markets, the National Association of Realtors® and its 1.4 million members have made housing affordability a top advocacy priority in 2020.

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Chris Christie, Rahm Emanuel Discuss 2020 Elections at REALTORS® Legislative Meetings

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel participated in the 2020 REALTORS® Virtual Legislative Meetings on Tuesday afternoon as part of NAR’s annual Federal Legislative and Political Forum.

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