Economic and Forecast Update (July 1, 2015)

View the forecast video, midyear forecast (July 2015) slides, and the full U.S. Economic Outlook on the Research & Statistics page. The Economy GDP growth was slightly negative in the first quarter but will pick up in the second half.  For the year...

April 2015 Case Shiller Housing Price Index

Today, Case Shiller released their housing price index data for April 2015 which showed that house prices rose 4.6 percent from April 2014 for the 10-city composite and 4.9 percent for the 20-city composite.  The national index showed a...

Lawrence Yun to Give Economic Update at 2015 REALTOR® Broker Summit in Seattle, WA

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun has joined the August Broker Summit program lineup. The REALTOR® Broker Summit will focus on a variety of management topics for broker/owners and managers to come together and learn from peer panels and industry...
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June 30, 2015

May Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that May’s pending home sales index is up for the fifth consecutive month. May’s pending sales are up 0.9% from last month and improved 10.4% from a year ago...

How REALTORS® Get Leads on International Buyers

Contacts and referrals were the most important source of leads of purchases by international buyers, accounting for about 56 percent of responses, according to NAR’s 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients.  Website/online listings accounted for 20...