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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.

REALTOR® University Speaker Series: 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?

Vacancy Rates Remain Above Pre-Bubble Levels

February 5, 2014: 

The number of homes sitting empty across the country remains high.

Clear Capital Pops Housing Bubble Fears

February 5, 2014: 

Following the double-digit growth in home prices last year, economists predict the gains will now fall into line with inflation and more historical rates of growth.

Condo Revival Slowly Emerging?

February 5, 2014: 

The condo market is on an upswing, but sales are still more than 30 percent short of their peak.

Double-Digit Gains for Home Prices in 2013

February 5, 2014: 

Home prices posted the highest annual rate of increase since 2005, with 10 states and the District of Columbia reaching new all-time price peaks, CoreLogic reports.

Cash Sales: 32% of Residential Sales

February 4, 2014: 

32% of REALTORS® reported that their last sale in December was a cash sale, and many REALTORS® have reported that cash buyers typically win against those buyers needing to obtain a mortgage.