NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about Pending home sales, which were down slightly in February but remained notably above the pattern in the first half of last year.
Americans still believe in home ownership, but they’re spooked about the mortgage process, a survey finds. Two-thirds of renters -- across educational and demographic levels -- say they want to purchase a home in the future, according to a quarterly national housing survey of 3,000 Americans conducted by Fannie Mae.
Meredith Dunn, Research Communications Representative, manages Real Estate INSIGHTS, the Research Update, and assists in managing Research content on Realtor.org as well as on various social media sites. She also produces video content for the multimedia portion of the Research site.
T.J. Doyle, Marketing and Communications Manager, works on the marketing and communication of the products and services the Research Division produces for members and non-members alike. He also oversees Research's social media presence, focused on promoting NAR Research to members, the media, government affairs and other industry groups.
George Ratiu, Manager of Quantitative & Commercial Research, writes regular economic columns and conducts research in the areas of commercial real estate, international investments, mortgage performance and foreclosures. He produces NAR’s Commercial Real Estate Outlook and manages quantitative surveys, including the Commercial Real Estate Quarterly Market Survey.
Jed Smith, Ph.D. is the Managing Director of Quantitative Research for the National Association of Realtors®. He has worked on real estate issues for the past 20 years, providing input on a variety of housing, commercial real estate, tax, and planning issues. Recently he has been involved in several international studies.
Selma Hepp, Ph.D., Manager of Public Policy & Homeownership Studies, regularly monitors and writes columns on the latest academic research in housing and urban economics, foreclosures, international housing markets, and demographic trends. Selma also reports on federal and state metropolitan planning policy impacts.
Jessica Lautz is the Manager of Member & Consumer Survey Research. Jessica analyzes data and writes annual studies such as the Member Profile, the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and the Commercial Member Profile.
As the Manager of Tax Policy, Danielle studies tax issues, the wealth impact of home ownership, and different measures of home prices.