Real Estate Insights: Real Intelligence -- Real Advantages

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Last month the Market Intelligence Column took a look at the buyers' side of NAR's 2006 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. This month, we examine the sellers -- how their demographic traits differ from buyers, how they use real estate professionals and the challenges faced by the dwindling percentage of sellers who decide to go it alone.
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A Toast to 2006 -- Two Toasts to 2007!
Many REALTORS® and housing analysts will be glad when 2006 is over. But, the good news is that the market essentially has already bottomed. Home sales should be 5 percent higher next year, and prices should be up 2 percent. NAR's Senior Forecast Economist Lawrence Yun gives us a few more reasons to celebrate the season.
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Irish Eyes Are Smiling -- So Are German Eyes and Latin American Eyes and...

In spite of the slowdown during the last half of 2006, the U.S. real estate market remains the envy of most nations in the world. This month's Regional Perspectives Column takes a look at the powerful role of foreign investment in this country's real estate markets.
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Lawrence Yun, Vice President, NAR Research
Paul Bishop, Manager, National Center for Real Estate Research
Kevin Thorpe, Manager, Existing Home Sales
Wannasiri Chompoopet, Senior Existing Home Sales Analyst
Harika Anna Barlett, Senior Research Analyst
Jessica Lautz, Research Analyst
Keunwon Chung, Data Research Analyst
Ken Fears, Economist
Liz Giovaniello, Research Communications Manager
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What's Up With Today's Home Buyers and Sellers?

Who are today's home buyers and sellers? Find out in the 2006 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.
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