REALTOR® Finances Archive

An Influx of Young Members to the REALTOR® Family

The 2016 Member Profile shows some interesting changes in the demographics of National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) members. There are several major trends that have emerged from the data; the foremost is that there were many younger, new members...

Steady Progress on TRID

The average delay in time-to-close fell in April, marking the 4th consecutive month of improvement. On average, sales that closed in April took 3 days longer than the same time a year earlier. April’s reading is down from a...

FHA Limits Expand for 2016; More Likely in 2017

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the 2016 maximum loan limits for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) yesterday. While the maximum loan limit will not change, limits will rise in 188 counties around the country. Every...

Latest GDP (3rd Quarter 2015)

There is no consistency to be found with the GDP. After a solid showing in the second quarter, the third quarter performance fizzled. The housing sector is one of the few bright spots and consequently is holding up the...

Financing Continues to Impact REALTORS® Commercial Sales Transactions

Commercial real estate investment trends were positive in 2014, following on last year’s tail winds.  Sales of large CRE transactions (LCRE)—over $2.5M—advanced 21 percent year-over-year in, totaling $438 billion, based on Real Capital Analytics (RCA) data.  Investor demand for...