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Planning Done: Measuring the QM Rule’s Impact

February 17, 2014: 

NAR Research surveyed a sample of lenders with questions about the impact of the lending on their business and how the rule could in turn impact consumers.

Remarks on Housing from Janet Yellen, New Federal Reserve Chairman

February 12, 2014: 

Janet Yellen, the new Federal Reserve chairman, says that in spite of rising mortgage rates, housing has “good fundamentals” and is expected to continue to improve.

Commercial Real Estate Investors "Cautiously Optimistic" As the Future Unfolds, According to New Outlook Report

February 12, 2014: 

Commercial real estate investments are expected to produce generally solid returns in 2014, according to an annual forecast report released by Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC), Deloitte, and the National Association of Realtors®(NAR).

Expectations and Market Realities in Real Estate 2014

February 12, 2014: 

This report presents an analysis of the current economy for commercial real estate investors, covering the major property sector markets.

Metro Areas See Solid Home-Price Growth, Some Markets Facing Affordability Issues

February 11, 2014: 

The lion’s share of metropolitan areas continued to experience strong year-over-year price growth in the fourth quarter.

Student Debt in the News: What it Means for REALTORS®

February 7, 2014: 

Student loans are of increasing concern in light of qualified mortgage regulations that require a consumer to have a debt to income ratio of no more than 43 percent.

Cities & Suburbs Now and in the Future: Highlights Video

February 6, 2014: 

This video contains highlights of Dr. Anthony Downs's talk about traffic congestion and smart growth.

Foreclosure Pipeline Gradually Being Cleaned Out

February 5, 2014: 

The foreclosure crisis is fading away but still remains elevated in some parts of the country. Five states now account for nearly half ofßall the completed foreclosures in the nation.

Frigid Weather, Rising Prices Cooling Sales Contracts

February 5, 2014: 

Pending home sales fell in December to their lowest levels since October 2011, NAR reports.

Whither the Weather: This Winter's Weather's Effects on the Residential Market

February 5, 2014: 

How much responsibility does this winter's weather bear for the slip in contract signings, and what does it mean for sales in the months ahead?