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Investors Remain Active in South Atlantic and Pacific Markets

June 17, 2014: 

Investors have been active participants in residential markets, especially after 2008. Taking a look over the past five years reveals that investors prefer specific regions of the country.

Commercial Sales Rise 11% in 1Q

June 17, 2014: 

Commercial real estate sales improved 5% over 4Q 2013 and are up 11% from one year ago, despite severe winter weather and a slow market.

Commercial Markets Experience Rising Rents in Q1

June 17, 2014: 

Commercial leasing rose 5% over the prior quarter, with new construction showing a similar 4% gain as demand for space accelerated.

Supplementing the Compare Ratio: An Important Step toward Opening the FHA Credit Box

June 11, 2014: 

The FHA has introduced a Supplemental Performance Metric to accompany its Lender Compare Ratios. In this article the Urban Institute discusses the need for this type of metric, applauds the FHA for proposing it, and suggests a slight variation to make it even more effective.

A Quick Review Of “Error Correction Models Of MSA Housing Supply, Elasticities: Implications For Price Recovery”

June 6, 2014: 

This is a summary of a paper titled “Error Correction Models of MSA Housing Supply, Elasticities: Implications for Price Recovery."

REALTOR® University Graduates: Setting a New Standard

June 5, 2014: 

The pioneering class of REALTOR® University’s MRE program re-enters the industry armed with new knowledge and a new title that can help lift their careers to greater heights.

MyRPR User Story: Southland Regional Association of REALTORS®

June 4, 2014: 

SRAR uses the RPR® Dashboard to help educate homeowners on legislature that impacts them.

Latest State Employment Rankings

June 3, 2014: 

Employment is a consistently clear leading indicator for future home sales

Foreclosure Rate by State

June 3, 2014: 

The steady improvement in house prices and employment coupled with the 2013 refinance boom had a significant impact on foreclosures nationally.

New Speakers Announced for REALTOR® Broker Summit

June 3, 2014: 

Attend the Aug. 6-7 summit in Atlanta and hear from industry leaders including Jon Coile, President & CEO of Champion Realty, NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun, and Sr. Legislative Representative Helen Devlin.