Housing Market Archive

RELEASE: NAR Identifies Best Purchase Markets for Aspiring Millennial Homebuyers

WASHINGTON (July 24, 2014) – First-time homebuyers have been largely absent from the housing market in the current economic recovery, but some metropolitan areas – particularly in the Midwest and West – are well positioned to see increases in...
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July 24, 2014

Housing Market Forecast

The housing market is beginning to roar back. Existing home sales have risen for two straight months after suffering declines since the summer months of last year. The pending contracts also show robust gains, implying home sales will further...

The REALTOR® University Speaker Series

NAR Research, in conjunction with REALTOR® University, is pleased to present a free learning resource for REALTORS® and life-long learners alike.  The REALTOR® University Speaker Series is a luncheon lecture series that is open to students, members, and the...

A look back at the most recent Existing Home Sales data release

NAR recently released a summary of existing home sales data showing that April’s existing home sales increased for the first time this year.  April figures showed an increase in sales of 1.3% from last month but a 6.8% decline...

Tight Mortgage Credit Weighs on Consumers

Tight credit restrictions can prevent consumers from getting a mortgage and making a home purchase. But over time, tight credit can impact a consumer’s expectations of the mortgage application process, reducing their willingness to even apply for a mortgage...