Existing-Home Sales Rally

Existing-home sales in February rallied, bouncing back from a slog at the start of the year, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Sales increased 3 percent to 5.54 million, marking a 1.1 percent increase from one year prior. Inventory increased, as well, 4.6 percent to 1.59 million, but remained 8.1 percent lower than one […]

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Exactly How Big Is the Military Market?

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). Current and former military are a huge demographic segment in the U.S. According to the most recent Demographics Report (2015) from Military OneSource, prepared for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) across active duty and reserve populations, there are 2.1 million military personnel. […]

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ICNY 18 Data: What you need to know about net neutrality

“For Redfin, if it hadn’t been for net neutrality, we couldn’t have gone from a startup to a public company,” said Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson. “It was an essential part of bringing our technology from the small scale to a big scale, and now…

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Transacting Business in the Age of Wire Fraud

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses fraud and security strategies. Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Panelists Michael Volin, Vice President-Legal, Title Resource Group (TRG), a Realogy Company, Camden, N.J. Joan Docktor, President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox […]

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Housing Starts Soften

February’s home-building receded, with housing starts softening 7 percent and totaling 1.24 million, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Notably, single-family starts increased 2.9 percent to 902,000. Multifamily starts (five units or more) came in at 317,000. The decline is a departure […]

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Regulatory Relief Bill Passes Senate

Following the financial crisis of 2008 and the Great Recession, the federal government imposed regulations in the form of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act—an effort to ensure financial stability and consumer protection. Senate Banking Committee Chair Mike Crapo introduced bill S. 2155—the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act—which proposes […]

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Across All Buyers, Millennials Have the Most Purchases

In housing, generations intersect regularly. Who’s downsizing? Who’s driving the market? Who’s trading up? The generation impressing on the market most today? Millennials, according to the 2018 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, recently released by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Millennials are accounting for 36 percent of purchases, ahead of baby boomers […]

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REALTORS® Can Extend Their Liberty Mutual Benefits to Their Clients

NAR PULSE—A bonus for your members and savings for their clients—it’s a win-win! The Liberty Mutual Auto Insurance Referral Program™ allows REALTORS® to extend to their clients the same auto insurance savings and benefits that they have through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. Plus, for every client they refer to Liberty Mutual who completes an auto […]

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Where NAR spends its multimillions in lobbying

Given the proposed increase and the fast-approaching 2018 U.S. midterm campaign season, it’s worth asking: How is NAR spending its lobbying money now …