Monthly Archive:: December 2011

Demographics of REALTORS®

The demographics of NAR members has not changed much in recent years. 57 percent of members are women. There is a larger share of females who are sales agents, while there is a larger share of males who are...

Unemployment Insurance

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights unemployment insurance and GDP growth....

Mortgage Applications

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses mortgage applications....

Member Income By Function Area

As the economy suffered through the recession and housing took a particularly hard hit, REALTOR® incomes have also been affected, as 84 percent of NAR members are paid on a commission basis. It is important to note what the...

Housing Starts

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses housing starts and permits....