Real Estate Trends

Affordability Challenges Keep Millennials on the Sidelines

August 7th, 2018
Affordability is fading fast—and although millennials are eager to enter the market, and succeeding, they’re bearing the brunt of the challenge, according to recent research. Sixty-three percent of millennials under 29 are challenged by the cost of homeownership, according to...

Luxury Market on Record Streak

August 14th, 2018
The luxury market is on a record streak, with double-digit growth in 19 of the largest markets in the nation, according to the July Luxury Home Index by realtor.com®. High-end homes are moving rapidly, with age of inventory at 108...

401(k) Auto-Enrollment Connected to Early Withdrawals, With Housing Implications

August 23rd, 2018
With Social Security trust fund reserves waning—predicted to be depleted by 2034, leaving Social Security unable to maintain full scheduled benefits—and the number of retirees expecting to receive benefits increasing, more and more Americans are relying on 401(k) savings to...

Register for NAR’s Free REALTOR® Safety Webinar

September 4th, 2018
NAR PULSE—Share the message of safety with your agents this month! Encourage them to register for NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Program webinar scheduled for September 12 at 1:00 p.m. CT. They will learn how to form good habits that will help...

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands to Its Second International Market

September 11th, 2018
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is expanding to the London market, with an agency in Central London, Kay & Co, joining the network this November. The brand brought on its first foreign franchise, in Germany, this past spring. The agency, focused on...

Sereno Group: Exceeding Industry Standards Every Step of the Way

September 22nd, 2018
(L to R) Tim Proschold, Vice President of Group Strategy and Success; Ryan Iwanaga, Executive Vice President; Barbara Cole, Chief Operating Officer; Chris Trapani, Chief Executive Officer Chris Trapani and Ryan Iwanaga grew up together in the quiet, rolling suburbs...

Against Grain, Luxury Market Moves Up

September 29th, 2018
Luxury prices are strengthening, with double-digit growth in 20 of the largest markets in the nation—a contrast from the housing market overall, according to the August Luxury Home Index by realtor.com®. The age of inventory in the luxury segment sped...

Join NAR in Boston, Earn With MVP

October 9th, 2018
NAR PULSE—Register for a Premier Access Pass to the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo by October 15 to earn your free copy of conference speaker Holly Pasut’s book, “A Strange Path to Freedom.” You’ll also be automatically entered to win...

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...
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