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REALTOR® University Presentation: Cities & Suburbs Now and in the Future

Dr. Anthony Downs, Brookings Institution Summary by Jed Smith Managing Director, Quantitative Research Most Americans agree that traffic congestion is a major problem in their communities, and congestion seems to be getting worse.  In a REALTOR® University presentation Dr....

REALTORS® Continue to Report Difficulty in Obtaining Mortgages

Credit continued to flow to those with high credit scores, based on information provided by REALTORS® in the October 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey:  http://www.realtor.org/reports/realtors-confidence-index.   Almost half of  REALTORS® providing transaction credit score information reported FICO credit scores of ...

REALTOR® University Speaker Series: Dr. Nayantara Hensel

Dr. Nayantara Hensel, Associate Director of Policy and Research at the Federal Housing Finance Agency[1], gave an update on the status of the housing market in a presentation at the REALTOR® University Brown Bag Lunch Series recently.   A graduate...

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Highlights

REALTORS®’ assessments of market conditions indicated flat market activity in October 2014 compared to September and a year ago. The REALTOR® Confidence Index-Current Conditions for  single family  homes and the Buyer Traffic Index registered near 50, a level that...

The Millennials, Some Interesting Demographics

A lot has been written about the Millennial generation as related to housing.  A look at the facts finds data in variance with the conclusion that the emerging generation will not be buying houses.  However, they do appear to...