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Builder Confidence Healthy in July

July 21st, 2018
Builder confidence is healthy, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The Index reading is 68; an above-50 reading indicates more builders have a positive outlook than a negative one. “Consumer demand...

Homeownership Rate Ticks Up

July 29th, 2018
At the height of real estate season, the homeownership rate ticked up. According to Census data, the homeownership rate has risen to 64.3 percent—a departure from the first quarter of 2018, when the homeownership rate was 64.2 percent, as well...

Deadly California Wildfires Claim Lives and Real Estate

August 6th, 2018
Fires Continue to Rage in Northern California The Carr Fire—the largest of the 17 currently ravaging Northern California, and the fourth most destructive in the state’s history—has claimed the lives of seven people and burned through 160,049 acres across Shasta...

Financial Wellness Starts Now!

August 14th, 2018
NAR PULSE—The National Association of REALTORS® proudly introduces the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness, a new online resource designed specifically to help all REALTORS®—no matter age, industry experience or amount of wealth—navigate financial planning and prepare for retirement. Encourage your...

Existing-Home Sales Stuck

August 22nd, 2018
Another Month, Another Sales Slump For the fourth month straight, existing-home sales slid, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Activity declined 0.7 percent in July, to 5.34 million, down 1.5 percent from the prior year. Inventory rewound, as well,...

Finding Success in a Thriving Relocation Market

September 4th, 2018
In the following interview, Tonya Hamilton, vice president, Relocation and Business Development, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Woodmont Realty in Brentwood, Tenn., discusses the advantages of the brand, the local market, trends, and more. Region Served: Greater Nashville and the Middle Tennessee...

Fast Facts: House-Hunting With Kids in Tow

September 10th, 2018
Buyers with children have different needs than those without. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2018 Moving with Kids Report (part of NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers): Buyers with children prioritize schools—unsurprisingly. Fifty percent of buyers...

Making Moves for REALTORS: One-on-One With Bob Goldberg

September 19th, 2018
(Credit: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic) Bob Goldberg has had an action-packed year. In just a little more than 12 months since taking the helm as CEO of the National Association of REALTORS®, Goldberg has implemented an array of internal changes...

Pending Home Sales Slip, Trampled by West

September 27th, 2018
For the housing market, gaining ground is proving to be a struggle. On an annual basis—and for the eighth month in a row—pending home sales slipped, according to the August National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). Activity...

LGBT Homeownership: Affordability and Fear of Discrimination Dominant Deterrents

October 7th, 2018
The LGBT community is largely holding back from homeownership, according to a recent survey conducted by Freddie Mac in collaboration with Community Marketing and Insights, which polled 2,313 LGBT community members in the U.S. aged 22-72. In fact, compared to...
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