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Investors and International Buyers More Likely to Pay Cash

Approximately 32 percent of respondents reported cash sales in May (same as in April), according to the May 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index [1]. A substantial number of move-up buyers, investors, buyers of second homes, and foreign clients are likely to...

New NAR Generational Trends Study

Young home buyers remain optimistic and see their home as a good investment, while older buyers are more likely to trade down to a smaller property to match changing lifestyles, according to the 2014 National Association of Realtors® Home...

QM Rule Opens the Door for Many

With the January implementation of the qualified mortgage rule, there has been confusion about which borrowers will and will not be impacted by the new restrictions. While the rules will push some borrowers outside of its safer-status for lenders,...

Student Debt in the News: What It Means for REALTORS®

Student loans are one of the fastest rising sources of debt.  Student loans are of increasing concern in light of the regulations pertaining to qualified mortgages that require a consumer to have a debt to income ratio of no...

2013 Member Profile: Prior Full Time Careers of REALTORS®

NAR members come from diverse backgrounds, with prior careers in many fields. The most common past job was in management, business, or the financial sector, followed by sales or retail. Other common previous careers were office and admin support...