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The Economy and Commercial Real Estate [REALTOR® University Speaker Series]

Presentation by Dr. Calvin Schnure, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, at the REALTOR® University Lecture Series Summary by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research The REALTOR® University Brown Bag monthly lecture series features presentations by leading economists,...

Millennials and the American Dream

Based on a report released by The Demand Institute, Millennials and Their Homes: Still Seeking the American Dream: In the next five years, 8.3 million new millennial (Gen Y) households will form. It is predicted that millennials will spend...

Corporations/Partnerships Account for 17 Percent of Recent Land Purchases

Corporations/partnerships accounted for approximately 17 percent of land purchases in the past 12 months ending June 2014, according to information gathered from a NAR-REALTORS® Land Institute Survey, conducted in July 2014. About two-thirds of land purchases by corporations/partnerships were...

Investors Accounted for 17 Percent of Recent Land Purchases

A recent REALTORS® Land Institute Survey provides information on the type of buyer in land sale transactions. Investors accounted for 17 percent of land purchases nationwide in the 12 months ending June 2014. Investors bought various land types, with...

REALTORS® Continue to Report Tight Credit

About 59 percent of REALTORS® reported that a sample of buyers in July had FICO credit scores of 740 and above. In the 2001-04 time frame approximately, 40 percent of residential loans acquired by the Fannie Mae and Freddie...