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Commercial Real Estate Vacancies Slowly Declining, Rents Rising

November 26, 2012: 

Most of the major commercial real estate sectors show gradually improving fundamentals and are easily absorbing the relatively small amount of new space that is coming online, with a full recovery already in the multifamily market, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

Housing Starts Soar

November 26, 2012: 

The large increase in housing starts to 894,000 indicates progress towards stable overall vacancy rates, but further increase is needed, to 1.3 million, to reach that stability.

Home Owners Add $760B in New Home Equity

November 20, 2012: 

Sales are being driven by strengthening fundamentals—the improving jobs picture, rising rental rates, continuing low interest rates and housing affordability—and prices are gaining on reduced supply.

Infographic: Home Buyers and Sellers in 2012

November 19, 2012: 

More than they have in the past decade, two-income married couples are fueling today's home buying and selling market, and they are turning to REALTORS® to help them.

Existing-Home Sales Rise in October with Ongoing Price and Equity Gains

November 19, 2012: 

Sales of existing homes increased in October, even with some regional impact from Hurricane Sandy, while home prices continued to rise due to lower levels of inventory supply, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Established Households Dominate Market

November 15, 2012: 

NAR's 2012 Home Buyer and Home Seller Survey shows a strengthening in the older, married, higher-income, move-up buyer market. Read more to find out why.

Down Payments at Lowest Level Since 2009

November 14, 2012: 

The median down payment provided by home buyers dropped this year to its lowest level since 2009.

Real Estate Research: Local, National Trends

November 13, 2012: 

National trends don't always show up at the local level, researchers warn practitioners.

An Uneven Commercial Recovery

November 12, 2012: 

Even as the fundamentals in the residential real estate market improve, the commercial sector is "hobbling to recovery," said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo's Commercial Real Estate Forum.

NAR Survey of Home Buyers and Sellers Shows Dual Income Couples Fueling Market

November 10, 2012: 

Dual income households are comprising a greater portion of the housing market and helping sales recover, according to an annual study released today.

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