Homeowners Who Remodel Gain Equity and Enjoyment, Say Realtors®

WASHINGTON (September 28, 2017) — Homeowners who take on remodeling projects gain not only equity and more resale value in their home, they are also more likely to find satisfaction and enjoyment from their home, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, with insights from the National Association of the Remodeling […]

Millions of Middle-Income Homeowners Stand to Lose Under “Big 6” Tax Proposal

WASHINGTON (September 27, 2017) – A group of legislators and administration leaders known as the “Big 6” today released an outline for comprehensive tax reform that if enacted, according to the National Association of Realtors®, could lead to a tax on homeownership for millions. According to the Big 6’s framework for tax reform, changes to […]

Pending Home Sales Fall 2.6 Percent in August; 2017 Forecast Downgraded

Pending home sales sank in August for the fifth time in six months, and slower activity in the areas hit hard by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely pull existing sales for the year below the pace set in 2016, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,*www.nar.realtor/topics/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator […]

HOME Survey: Economic and Financial Outlook, Attitudes About Home Buying and Selling on the Rise

WASHINGTON (September 25, 2017) — Existing-homes sales have retreated in four of the past five months, but new survey findings from the National Association of Realtors® indicate it is not because of a lack of confidence from consumers about buying and selling a home, or based on their views about the direction of the economy […]

Existing-Home Sales Subside 1.7 Percent in August

WASHINGTON (September 20, 2017) — Existing-home sales stumbled in August for the fourth time in five months as strained supply levels continue to subdue overall activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest were outpaced by declines in the South and West. Total existing-home sales1, https://www.nar.realtor/topics/existing-home-sales, which are […]

Pam Patenaude Right Choice for HUD Deputy Secretary, Say Realtors®

WASHINGTON (September 14, 2017) – The U.S. Senate today approved the nomination of Pam Patenaude as deputy secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Following is a statement from NAR President William E. Brown on the vote: “Pam Patenaude is the right choice for deputy secretary, and Realtors® are pleased to see her […]

Homeownership a Common Interest, Deserves Protection in Tax Reform Debate

WASHINGTON (September 14, 2017) – Tax reform done right could yield savings and simplification that benefits average Americans, but history shows that misguided reforms can pose significant threats to the economy. That’s the message the National Association of REALTORS® brought to Congress today as Iona Harrison, chair of NAR’s Federal Taxation Committee, testified before the […]

Outlook Remains Bright for Commercial Real Estate Despite Price Plateau

WASHINGTON (September 12, 2017) — Commercial real estate price growth in large markets is expected to flatten over the next year, but strong leasing demand and investor appetite in smaller markets should keep the sector on solid ground, according to the latest National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast, https://www.nar.realtor/reports/commercial-real-estate-outlook. Backed by the […]

With National Flood Insurance Program Expiring Soon, Realtors® Sound the Alarm

WASHINGTON (September 5, 2017) – The National Flood Insurance Program is now less than one month away from expiration, raising concerns that homeowners, consumers, and commercial property owners could soon find themselves either unprotected or unable to get a mortgage. In July, the National Association of Realtors® announced it had reached an agreement with the U.S. […]

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