NAR Newsline

  • Instant Reaction: December Housing Starts
    by Adam DeSanctis on January 18, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department release on residential construction in December: “The latest decline in the volatile housing starts data is disappointing, but surely not lasting. New home construction still closed out 2017 as expected, with 1.2 million units – the best since 2007. Given […]

  • Price Forecasting the Winner of Super Bowl LII
    by Adam DeSanctis on January 12, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    The NFL’s Divisional Round kicks off this weekend, featuring a bevy of talented teams, including regular heavyweights, the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as some newcomers (Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans). While TV analysts and armchair quarterbacks dissect the rosters of each team to figure out who will be the winner […]

  • Instant Reaction: December Jobs Report
    by Adam DeSanctis on January 5, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report on December employment conditions: “The job market continues to improve, but at a decelerating pace. The year 2017 ended with 2.1 million net new job additions, a very solid rate. However, the gains had been 2.6 million, […]

  • 2017 in Review: Housing Market Superlatives
    by Adam DeSanctis on January 2, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    The calendar may have turned to 2018 yesterday, but with one month of 2017 data remaining, here’s a look at some of the top housing highlights from last year: Strongest existing-home sales pace November: 5.81 million Slowest existing-home sales pace  August: 5:35 million Most likely to be happy Home sellers: sales prices consistently rose around […]

  • WATCH: Realtors® December Housing Minute: A 50-Second Video of Market Activity
    by Adam DeSanctis on December 29, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Fueled by strong job growth and the strengthening economy, existing-home sales and contract signings both increased in November. Visit (or watch below) https://www.nar.realtor/videos/housing-minute to watch a 50-second, animated video from the National Association of Realtors® summarizing how the housing market performed in November, as well as a look at current consumer sentiment and NAR’s 2018 housing […]

  • November Sales Surprise to a Near 11-Year High; Contract Signings Also Rise
    by Adam DeSanctis on December 27, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    In what reflects the significant amount of pent-up demand in today’s housing market, existing-home sales surged in November to their strongest pace since December 2006. Good news was also found in November’s pending sales data.  Whether it’s been weakening affordability, low supply or hurricanes, sales have been somewhat sluggish since the summer. That changed last […]

  • Instant Reaction: November Housing Starts
    by Adam DeSanctis on December 19, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department report on November housing starts: “A welcoming trend is developing in the housing sector as builders are able to bring more supply to the market on a consistent basis. The latest monthly figure of near 1.3 million annualized housing starts […]

  • Infographic: Space Places
    by Jane Dollinger on December 18, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    If the latest Star Wars movie inspired you to expand your universe to include more intergalactic adventure, the National Association of REALTORS® has some information on some of the most out-of-this-world cities in America. […]

  • Instant Reaction: Lawrence Yun on Today’s FOMC Statement
    by Adam DeSanctis on December 13, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    The following statement is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to the Federal Reserve’s decision today to raise short-term interest rates, as well as what it means for the economy and housing in 2018: “There will be juice added to the economy in the months ahead as a result of the expected passage of a […]

  • NAR Applauds FHA’s “Smart Step” on Energy Efficient Loans
    by Jon Boughtin on December 8, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced earlier this week that the Federal Housing Administration will no longer insure properties with Property Assessed Clean Energy assessments, winning praise from the National Association of Realtors®. “FHA’s PACE announcement is a smart step that will protect taxpayers and strengthen the overall program for homebuyers,” said NAR President Elizabeth […]