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NAR Uses Big Data To Make a Big Difference for Realtors®

October 21, 2013: 

Today’s ever-evolving technology world is transforming the real estate industry, not only with new applications and tools, but also in generating volumes of information about how people approach and conduct real estate transactions. To help Realtors® understand and interpret these trends, the National Association of Realtors® has hired Todd Carpenter to fill a new position, Managing Director of Data Analytics.

Lower Loan Limits Could Affect Market

October 17, 2013: 

Though any reduction in the loan limits is expected to be relatively modest, it could have far-reaching impacts at the local level and for the affected borrowers.

Home Purchases Kick Off 2-Year Spending Spree

October 17, 2013: 

A new analysis puts a dollar sign on just how much home buyers will likely spend in the first two years after purchasing a house.

MBA: Mortgage Applications Mostly Flat

October 17, 2013: 

The government shutdown is weighing on the mortgage market, the Mortgage Bankers Association says.

Is Buyer Demand Slipping?

October 17, 2013: 

The growing uncertainty in the economy may be jittering home buyers, according to a new survey.

Apartment Demand Soars, Rents Constrained

October 17, 2013: 

Despite the persistent strength of the apartment market recovery, rent growth is being held in check by a weak economic recovery, according to Reis' third-quarter report on commercial real estate.

America's Priciest ZIP Codes

October 17, 2013: 

Houses don't come cheap in these cities. Find out the most expensive ZIP codes in the country.

Housing Moves Toward 'Healthy Equilibrium'

October 17, 2013: 

Four main indicators for the housing market are showing signs of "steady leveling," according to realtor.com.

Neighborhoods: More Walkable, More Desirable

October 14, 2013: 

"There's a strong preference for being in a neighborhood where people can walk to shops, restaurants, parks," says an NAR spokesperson.

Mortgage Rates Rise for First Time in 5 Weeks

October 14, 2013: 

Mortgage rates are up slightly this week, following more than a month of declines in borrowing costs.