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REALTORS’® Are Generally Upbeat About State Outlook in Next Six Months

REALTORS® remained generally confident about the outlook for all property types in the next six months, according to the April 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey [1]. The April 2015 report is based on the responses of 2,012 REALTORS® about...

Small Commercial Real Estate Market

Based on information in NAR’s Commercial Real Estate Market Trends report one can conclude that small commercial real estate (SCRE) markets (properties less than $2.5 million) are distinctly different from large commercial real estate markets (LCRE), where properties exchange...

Return Buyers: Many Already Here, Many More to Come

Executive Summary Default rates jumped in 2006 and between then and 2014 nearly 9.3 million borrowers were foreclosed on, received a deed in lieu of foreclosure, or short sold their home.  To date, nearly a million of these former...

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: February 2015 Survey Highlights

A monthly survey of  REALTORS® about their transactions in February 2015 indicated an improvement in most local markets despite harsher winter conditions. The REALTOR® Confidence Index-Current Conditions, the REALTOR® Confidence Index-Six-Month Outlook, and the Buyer Traffic Index all increased...

Credit Availability: Trends, Issues, and Implications for First Time Home Buyers

Presentation by Dr. Laurie Goodman, Urban Institute REALTOR® University Speaker Series Dr. Goodman presented an analysis of mortgage credit availability, concluding that lending standards have been excessively tight as a result of reactions to credit problems experienced during the...