GOP tax reform would drive up costs of selling a home

Zillow analysis finds homeowners in America’s priciest neighborhoods to be hit with millions in new capital gains taxes under both House and Senate tax bill …

NAR Examines Proposed Tax Overhaul and Home Sales Impact in Economic Trends Forum

Amid the flurry of activity at this year’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Conference & Expo, Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist at NAR, and Ken Rosen, chairman of Rosen Consulting Group and UC Berkeley’s Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, tackled the current tax reform bill for a large audience that is anticipating […]

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Home Prices Keep Rolling, up 5.3 Percent in Q3

Home prices keep rolling, up 5.3 percent in third quarter of 2017, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). “The stock market’s climb to new record highs, the continued stretch of outstanding job growth and mortgage rates under 4 percent kept homebuyer demand at a very robust level throughout […]

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Economic Forecast Perks Up

Analysts are amending their economic forecast due to higher GDP expectations, even as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma weigh on growth, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s recently released Economic and Housing Outlook for September 2017. The Outlook projects the economy will perk up 2.2 percent over the course of the year, […]

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10 things polite Realtors won’t tell sellers (even though they should)

How hard is it to take care of that stinky cat box and dirty microwave, anyway …

10 things polite Realtors won’t tell sellers (even though they should)

How hard is it to take care of that stinky cat box and dirty microwave, anyway …

Home Prices Surge on Strong Buying Season

Home prices continue on at a clip, surging 6.2 percent in the second quarter of 2017, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The pace outdoes the previous peak observed in the third quarter of 2016. “The 2.2 million net new jobs created over the past year generated significant […]

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Home prices hit new peak in ‘extremely competitive buying season’

The housing market saw a series of ups and downs in Q2 2017, the majority of which were largely driven by low inventory unable to meet the demand of would-be buyers. This imbalance drove home prices to rise 6.2 percent, easily eclipsing the previous Q3…

Economic Outlook: Slow Going to Push Rate Hike to End of Year

Analysts anticipate a slowdown for the economy in the latter half of 2017, with housing having less bearing on growth due to constraints in supply, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s recently released Economic and Housing Outlook for July 2017. The Outlook maintains the economy will grow 2.0 percent over the […]

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A month in review: The May housing market

Every month, economists release a number of indices, reports and analyses of the housing market, and it can be difficult to keep up with them all. Thankfully, the National Association of Realtors recapped the month in its new Housing Minute monthly video series.  …