REALTOR® University Speaker Series Archive

FHFA House Price Indices Indicate South and Midwest Experienced Fastest Price Growth from 1990-2015: A REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation

At a REALTOR® University Speaker Series held recently[1], Dr. Will Doerner, Senior Economist, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), presented research on how prices changed from 1990—2015 at the city, county, and ZIP code level[2]. To listen to the presentation[3],...

Social Network and Housing Markets: A REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation

Becoming a homeowner or investing in a real estate property is one of the most important personal and financial decisions a person will make in his lifetime. In a world when social media and the increasing access to the...

Uses of Home Equity Loans Show Benefits of Homeowership

According to the Census Bureau’s latest data, the U.S. homeownership rate edged lower to 63.1 percent in the second quarter of 2016, with the homeownership rates falling across all age groups. [1] This is the lowest rate recorded since...

Strategies for Aging in Place: Preparing for Tomorrow’s Housing Needs Today A REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation

America’s population is aging: in 2015, the 65 and over population accounted for about one in seven of the population; by 2030, this ratio will rise to one in five, and by 2060, the ratio will be nearly at...

House Price Growth When Children are Teenagers—A Path to Higher Earnings? A REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation

Does house price appreciation prior to children attending college impact their future earnings as adults? This was the subject of a presentation at a recent REALTOR® University Speaker Series by Dr. Daniel Cooper, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor at...