Monthly Archive:: March 2013

Personal Income

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses personal income....

#HomeFeatures13 Twitter Chat Recap

Yesterday, NAR Research held a Twitter chat on home feature preferences for recent buyers.  The information for this chat was taken from our recent 2013 Home Features Survey and echoes many of the experiences real estate professionals are having...

Initial Jobless Claims Spike

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses jobless claims....

Homeownership and Rapid Transit

The American Public Transportation Association and the National Association of REALT0RS® recently released a study analyzing changes in residential prices for houses near high frequency public transportation. The study analyzed residential prices in five cities: Boston, Chicago, San Francisco,...

Even in Bad Times, Real Estate’s Impact is Big

Historically real estate has played an important role in the U.S. economy. One reason for the economy’s sluggish recovery has been problems in the mortgage finance sector that have constrained a traditional housing-led expansion. While real estate’s share of...