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Raw Count of Home Sales (May 2015)
sales increased 5.1 percent in May from one month prior while new home sales increased 2 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However......

Latest Employment Condition (June 2015)
of Research at NAR. He directs research activity...

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims
lower figures imply healthier job market conditions. Read here for job gains. NAR expects nonfarm payroll employment to increase by about 2.5 million net new jobs in 2015 and 5.3 million in...

How to Embrace (And Not Fear) Technology
and $2,000 on technology in the last 12 months, according to NAR’s 2013–2014 REALTOR® Technology Survey. Most in the industry know the importance of investing in new technology—and you’d be hard-press......

NAR: 'Buyers Are Coming Back In Force'
Home buyer demand is strong, recent sales reports have confirmed. Existing-home sales in May soared to the highest mark since 2009 as new-home sales climbed to a seven-year high. What's......

Study: Speedy Internet Boosts Home Values
of Colorado and Carnegie Mellon University. Researchers compared more than 525,000 home sales between 2011 and 2013 against government data on the type of Internet access available. The impact......

Refi, Purchase Applications Both Up in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
) - Mortgage applications increased 1.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending......

Mortgage Applications Drop in Latest MBA Weekly Survey as Rates Increase
) - Mortgage applications decreased 4.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending......

Stale jobs report, crisp mortgage rates?
the jobs report debuted Thursday morning. The lackluster employment situation could keep mortgage rates in a holding pattern for the short-term, but an increase in rates in inevitable, so......

A Credit Score Jubilee: The Real Reason Our Scores Are Improving
negative information disappears from your credit report in 7 years, including home foreclosures. Even Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which is the ultimate negative mark, is gone after 10 years. The......

Employers add 223K jobs in June; unemployment rate falls to 5.3%
seems to be finding its footing. Consumer spending has accelerated recently. The housing market is perking up. And the negative effects of a strong dollar and low oil prices on manufacturers...

USAA​Voice: How To Manage Money When You Lose Your Job
rollover to an IRA would be suitable for you. Investments/ Insurance: Not FDIC Insured ∙ Not Bank Issued, Guaranteed or Underwritten ∙ May Lose Value Views and opinions expressed by members......

Employers added 223,000 jobs in June
its footing. Consumer spending has accelerated recently, along with wage growth. The housing market is perking up. And the negative effects of a strong dollar and low oil prices on manufacturers...

National mortgage rates for July 2, 2015
Rate Roundup Mortgages 30-year fixed: 4.19% Average points: 0.21 Mortgage rates were mixed this week, according to Bankrate's July 1 survey of interest rates. The......

Gebroe-Hammer Sees Frothy MF Market at Mid-Year Mark
rising for the next several years. This, along with a sluggish single-family housing market, will keep demand high for multifamily units.” Millennials and their propensity to shun single-family......

Live Webcast: Understand Closing Process Changes
explanations. To help you prepare for the new rules and avoid surprises, NAR will be presenting a live webcast featuring Phil Schulman, an attorney with K&L Gates, a former official with the......

May Existing-Home Sales
NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that May’s existing-home sales increased year over year for the 8th consecutive month, as sales reach the 5.35 million seasonal......

Rates Hit 9-Month High, Loan Demand Falls
With interest rates reaching a nine-month high last week, mortgage applications took a dive after consumers found fewer savings. Overall mortgage applications — reflecting both refinancings......

Study: Boomers Offer Biggest Opportunities
their career growth has been slow. But baby boomers have fueled the housing market for decades as the biggest drivers of growth in the entry-level market in the 1970s and '80s, as well as......

Housing Discrimination Doesn’t Need Intent, Supreme Court Says
a less discriminatory effect will a disparate impact claim be established. For NAR members, since the decision upholds what’s been a longstanding legal concept, there should be little change......

Economic and Forecast Update (July 1, 2015)
country and the total number of jobs are on the rise. The Housing Market Existing-home sales in May hit the highest mark since 2009, when there had been a homebuyer tax credit … remember......

The Most Expensive Vacation Ever - Does It Make Sense To Own A Vacation Home?
or a time share). More Americans are taking the plunge as vacation home sales rose 57% in 2014 to a record 1.13 million properties and made up 21% of all home sales. The stock market and home......

ADP: Businessed added a solid 237,000 jobs in June
from a winter slump in recent months, with consumer spending and the housing market perking up. But manufacturing activity and business investment are still sluggish largely because a strong......

ADP: Businessed added 237,000 jobs in June
from a winter slump in recent months, with consumer spending and the housing market perking up. But manufacturing activity and business investment are still sluggish largely because a strong......

Do you have what it takes to become a landlord?
property once again, and for good reason: The economy continues to recover, mortgage rates remain low, homes are appreciating and legions of baby boomers are downsizing and scouting post-retirement......