Affordability Archive

Research behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum

Bright and early on Thursday May 16th, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun presented his economic outlook on current and forecast trends to members attending the 2019 NAR Legislative Meetings & Expo.  In his update, Yun spoke about challenges facing...

Research Behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Metro Median Home Prices

On Tuesday May 14th, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun was interviewed in the NAR staff office at the Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo by the Real Estate Today radio show while being filmed for a video on the quarterly metro median...

Planning to Buy a Home in 2019?

Mortgage rates are starting off 2019 at very good levels. In fact, mortgage rates declined, starting the new year with the 30-year fixed rate mortgage dipping to 4.5 percent last week from 5 percent a month ago, according to mortgage...

Amazon’s New HQ Impact

After a year of anticipation, Amazon decided to split its new headquarters between Arlington County, VA and Long Island City, NY. Since Amazon picked not one but two locations for its second home, these two areas are expected to...

Workforce Migration and Affordability: A Closer Look

Workforce is moving to less affordable areas – In the last 12 months, most of LinkedIn members who lived in the 20 largest metropolitan areas moved from a more affordable place to a less affordable place. – Denver, San...