Home ownership continues to be a sound investment over the long term. In the October 2010 white paper “The Long-Term Value of Home Ownership in the U.S.,” the National Association of REALTORS® offers a historical look at the social and economic effects of home ownership over the last 50 years.
2011 Q4: See what commercial practitioners had to say about market performance, sales and rental transactions, challenges, and expectations.
Find out which large metro areas and states had the lowest and highest unemployment rates.
Local data is critical to understanding local markets, but real time information is best. Each Survey of REALTOR® Sentiment/ Regional Vice-Presidential Report (RVPR) is a collection of results from NAR's most recent REALTOR® Confidence Index along with commentary from NAR's Regional Vice President for that region. These RVPRs—which reflect data available through October 2011—provide insights into the buzz on the street for each of the regional housing markets.
Seller financing plays an important role in financing the sale of real estate, especially when credit is tight. This paper summarizes the impact of two federal laws that affect seller financing.
In 2013, NAR brought value to one million members by advocating for federal policy initiatives, and providing information and tools REALTORS® need to meet future business challenges and opportunities. REALTORS® not only helped make the dream of homeownership a reality for up to 70,000 home buyers, REALTORS® helped "make things happen" on Capitol Hill and throughout Washington, for both residential and commercial real estate. It is only appropriate then, that "Make It Happen" is commemorated as the theme of NAR's 2013 Annual Report.