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Harvard: Home Sales Finally Poised to Improve

June 18, 2012: 

Harvard's annual State of the Nation's Housing report points to increasingly strong market fundamentals and says home sales really could see serious improvement this year.

Housing Recovery: The Pieces are There, But the Certainty Isn't

June 14, 2012: 

Pieces are in place for housing to continue on its road to recovery but there remain plenty of uncertainties that can derail the market, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said at a conference earlier this week.

Public Advocacy Campaign: Moving Pictures

June 14, 2012: 

See "Moving Pictures," the newest 30-second television commercial in NAR's national advertising effort. Part of the Public Advocacy Campaign, it underscores the value of home ownership from a child's point of view.

Customize NAR's Public Advocacy Campaign for Your Association's Market

June 5, 2012: 

AEs can use the ad generator to customize versions of NAR's new Public Advocacy campaign, "New Generations," that underscores the value of homeownership from a child’s point of view.

Supreme Court Ruling Favors Real Estate Brokerages

June 4, 2012: 

Late last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled favorably on a case involving unearned fees under Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). While the ruling was about mortgage lending, it has direct implications for real estate brokerages and the transparency of settlement service fees.

Webinar: Condo Financing and GSE Policy: How It Impacts Your Market

June 1, 2012: 

This one hour and 33 minute webinar from Oct. 14, 2010 discusses issues related to the difficulties with condo financing, especially in resort and second home real estate markets.

Is Home Ownership Still the American Dream?

May 30, 2012: 

In the aftermath of the housing crisis, some analysts are questioning whether the public still considers home ownership to be part of the American dream. According to several recent surveys, the home ownership dream is still alive.

Americans' Perspective on Home Ownership Shifts

May 30, 2012: 

A new survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate finds that Americans are increasingly saying that the real value of home ownership is emotional, not financial. That marks a stark contrast from Americans' perspectives on home ownership during the housing boom, in which they mostly viewed it as a financial venture.

Lawrence Yun's Midyear Presentations

May 29, 2012: 

Watch Lawrence Yun's presentations at the Midyear Meetings' Economic Issues & Commercial Business Trends Forum and Economic Issues & Residential Real Estate Business Trends Forum.

Win for Real Estate in Supreme Court RESPA Ruling

May 24, 2012: 

The U.S. Supreme Court last week provided real estate brokers a lot of clarity about administrative fees charged by brokerages.