Items Tagged with 'NAR'

ARTICLES

Realtors: Majority of metros hit peak levels in 2016

Housing supply hit record lows
In 2016, the housing market saw existing home prices hit new highs in many markets, and housing inventory hit new lows. While this sounds great for sellers, homebuyers struggle to find an affordable home. NAR explains when homebuyers should start searching for a home to avoid competition and get the best price.
Read More

Realtors ask Trump to reinstate FHA mortgage insurance premium cut

Estimates reduced MI premiums could bring in 40,000 new homebuyers
The National Association of Realtors believes that the Trump administration’s recent decision to suspend a reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s annual mortgage premiums will keep as many as 40,000 potential homebuyers from becoming actual homebuyers in 2017, and wants the premium cut reinstated “as soon as possible.”
Read More

Ten-X predicts increase in January existing home sales

But will struggle with low inventory
After December’s decrease in existing home sales, Ten-X predicts January will bring a fresh start with new increases. It also predicts a continued rise in home prices for the month. Here’s more on the company’s predictions, and how close those predictions were in December.
Read More

Pending home sales close out 2016 on a high note

NAR explains what to watch for in 2017
Pending home sales finished the year out strong with an increase in December. However, sales were still weighed down by low inventory levels. The National Association of Realtors’ chief economist explains why that burden could start to lessen in 2017.
Read More

Existing home sales close 2016 as best year in a decade

Even after 2.8% decrease in December
Home sales slipped in December, but not enough to keep 2016 from being the best year in a decade for existing home sales. However, despite this slip in home sales, inventory continues to struggle. In fact, housing inventory just hit the lowest level in the history of NAR’s report.
Read More

NAR begins search for new CEO

Stinton is stepping down
A “diverse member search committee” will work with with Heidrick & Struggles, a provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, to recruit candidates for the CEO position, the trade group said in an email. They begin their search immediately.
Read More