Although the housing market has shown a healthy recovery over the past two years, unnecessarily restrictive mortgage lending standards are preventing some financially qualified buyers from reaching their dreams, especially singles and first-time buyers.
Research by the National Association of Realtors® has consistently revealed that Americans prefer walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods and shorter commutes.
NAR believes that aligning the QRM definition with the QM definition removes the risky product features and low- or no-documentation lending that led to increased defaults, without excluding those buyers who are unable to afford a high down payment.
NAR supports the 'Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act,' and urges its immediate consideration.
On behalf of the leading advocate for homeownership and housing issues, NAR President Gary Thomas recommended essential reforms to the current housing finance structure that will benefit consumers.
Pending home sales declined for the fourth consecutive month in September, as higher mortgage interest rates and higher home prices curbed buying power.
A 10-year history shows REALTORS®’ evolving use of technology, the Internet and social media and the essential role that technology plays in the real estate transaction.
After hitting the highest level in nearly four years, existing-home sales declined in September, but limited inventory conditions continued to pressure home prices in much of the country.
Today’s ever-evolving technology world is transforming the real estate industry, not only with new applications and tools, but also in generating volumes of information about how people approach and conduct real estate transactions. To help Realtors® understand and interpret these trends, the National Association of Realtors® has hired Todd Carpenter to fill a new position, Managing Director of Data Analytics.
NAR testified today before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs that defaulting on the nation's federal debt could be disastrous for the U.S. economy and catastrophic for the housing recovery.