NAR Newsline

  • Instant Reaction: Lawrence Yun on Today’s FOMC Statement
    by Adam DeSanctis on March 21, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to the Federal Reserve’s decision today to raise short-term interest rates: “We are in the middle innings of monetary policy normalization. Interest rates that the Fed directly controls – the federal funds rate – were raised three times in 2017. Today’s action is the first of three […]

  • St. Patrick’s Day: Looking at a Market Going Green
    by Cole Henry on March 16, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the National Association of Realtors® is going green. Recent data has shown that Realtors® are seeing green properties and energy efficient homes becoming more popular with home buyers. According to the NAR Sustainability Survey, nearly half of Realtors® see consumer interest and demand for greener, more sustainable properties.  Below are […]

  • Instant Reaction: February Housing Starts
    by Adam DeSanctis on March 16, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department report on residential construction in February: “The fall in housing starts in February is a movement in the wrong direction. The key to economic prosperity at this juncture of economic expansion is to produce more new homes. That will help […]

  • #PiDay Pie Charts!
    by Jane Dollinger on March 14, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Happy Pi Day! Celebrated every year on March 14 – 3.14 – it is the perfect time of year to celebrate all things Pi. Here at the National Association of REALTORS® we are looking at some of our favorite Pie Charts from the most recent Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers (and eating a slice […]

  • Submit Your 2018 Men’s and Women’s #REALTORBrackets
    by Adam DeSanctis on March 12, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Can you play ball with NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall? The NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournament is set to begin this week. It looks like it will be another March Madness full of surprising upsets and nail-biting finishes. Do you have the skill (see: luck) to beat NAR’s president and submit the winning […]

  • Instant Reaction: February Jobs Report
    by Adam DeSanctis on March 9, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics release on employment conditions in February: “The strong job growth assures at least three interest rates hikes by the Federal Reserve in 2018. Because of the low unemployment rate, further normalization in monetary policy should be expected in […]

  • International Women’s Day: Women in Real Estate
    by Sara Wiskerchen on March 8, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the globe. To mark the occasion, here is a look at women in real estate. The typical REALTOR® – a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® – is a 53-year-old […]

  • NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall on HUD’s Potential Changes to its Mission Statement
    by Adam DeSanctis on March 8, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    The following is a statement from NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall regarding the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s potential plans to remove anti-discrimination language from its current mission statement: “As Realtors® join with our industry partners, allies and consumers throughout 2018 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, we believe that fair housing for […]

  • Impact of aluminum, steel tariffs on residential real estate
    by Sara Wiskerchen on March 1, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Following is a statement from National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun on the proposal to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum and the potential impact on residential real estate: “International trade requires reciprocal understanding of mutual interests. Trade has to be fair and intellectual property rights have to be respected on both sides. Still, the proposed […]

  • WATCH: Realtors® February Housing Minute
    by Adam DeSanctis on February 28, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    Despite stronger buyer interest in most of the country, extremely tight inventory conditions and weakening affordability caused both existing-home sales and pending sales to decline in January. Watch below or visit to watch a 60-second, animated video from the National Association of Realtors® summarizing how the housing market performed in January, as well as […]