Realtors® hold the key to homeownership for many consumers, but providing options for prospective homebuyers in rural areas is often more difficult due to a lack of affordable inventory and access to mortgage credit.
Existing-home sales are expected to be higher next year and prices will remain at a healthier level of growth that benefits both buyers and sellers, according to an economic forecast at a residential forum during the 2014 RealtorsⓇ Conference & Expo.
Shifting political dynamics and emerging technologies will have a significant impact on the business of real estate over the next 12 months and Realtors® are ready for the changes, said 2015 National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron at a news conference today during the 2014 Realtors® Conference & Expo.
The housing market has rebounded dramatically from 2010, which was the last time the REALTORS® Conference & Expo was in New Orleans.
Home prices showed continued growth in a majority of metropolitan areas in the third quarter, but all four major regions saw increases at or below 5 percent from a year ago.
Today Quenetria Harris is one step closer to her goal of owning a home, thanks to her hard work and some help from the National Association of Realtors® and New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.
Despite an improving job market and low interest rates, the share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades and is preventing a healthier housing market from reaching its full potential, according to an annual survey released today by the National Association of Realtors®.
Pending home sales rose slightly in September and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in 11 months.
NAR applauds the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for finalizing the Qualified Residential Mortgage rule today.
After a modest decline last month, existing-home sales bounced back in September to their highest annual pace of the year.