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Housing Finance Reform [REALTOR® University Speaker Series]

Presentation by Dr. Phillip Swagel, University of Maryland Summary by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research The REALTOR® University Brown Bag monthly lecture series features presentations by leading economists, analysts, and social scientists on evolving national and regional issues...

Demographics: Driving Housing Demand [REALTOR® University Speaker Series]

Dr. Rolf Pendall, The Urban Institute Summary by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research The REALTOR® University Brown Bag monthly lecture series features presentations by leading economists, analysts, and social scientists on evolving national and regional issues of interest...

REALTORS® Confidence: Positive but Moderate in July 2014

REALTORS® who view the single family housing market as “strong” still outnumber those who see the market as “weak”, according to data from the July REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. In the single family market, the REALTORS® Confidence Index –...

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: July 2014 Highlights

In July, REALTORS® continued to hold a modest assessment about the existing home sales market. REALTORS® reported an inventory uptick in some areas (in CA, FL, ME, MI, IN, ID, and VA), but in many areas supply remained tight...

Sales for Investment Purposes: 16 Percent of Sales

Approximately 16 percent of REALTOR® respondents reported that their last sale was for investment purposes (same as in May), according to the June 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index. Since January of this year, the share of sales for investment purposes...