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Future of U.S. Housing Markets Depends Largely on Echo Boomers

May 18, 2012: 

There are approximately 62 million echo boomers in the U.S. Also called "millennials," echo boomers are currently ages 17-31. According to the 2011 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, younger home buyers - those ages 18-34 - represent 31 percent of all recent home purchases.

Lack of Capital Hinders Commercial Market While Modest Improvement Persists

May 17, 2012: 

National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun presented a modest and hopeful outlook for the commercial real estate market during the Economic Issues and Commercial Business Trends Forum at the Realtor® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. today.

Housing Affordability Indices Reach Records in First Quarter

May 15, 2012: 

Housing affordability conditions for all buyers reached a milestone in the first quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

2012 NAR Member Survey Shows Rising Incomes

May 14, 2012: 

The income and business of Realtors® is growing after many years of decline, according to the 2012 National Association of Realtors® Member Profile.

First Quarter Metro Area Home Prices Stabilizing, Sales Up and Inventory Down

May 9, 2012: 

Median existing single-family home prices are firming in many metropolitan areas, while improving sales and declining inventory are creating more balanced conditions, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

2012 Q1 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

May 7, 2012: 

2012 Q1: See what commercial practitioners had to say about market performance, sales and rental transactions, challenges, and expectations.

Tight Lending Standards Hindering Commercial Real Estate Recovery

May 3, 2012: 

Although commercial real estate markets showed signs of recovery in 2011, commercial lending standards have tightened in the past year for small businesses and scuttled a major portion of contracted transactions for smaller properties, according to the National Association of Realtors® annual Commercial Real Estate 2012 Lending Survey.

Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing

April 26, 2012: 

This paper examines home ownership and the impact of stable housing on social outcomes.

March Pending Home Sales Rise, Market Recovering

April 26, 2012: 

Pending home sales increased in March and are well above a year ago, another signal the housing market is recovering, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Video: March Pending Home Sales Rise

April 26, 2012: 

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about pending home sales, which increased in March and are well above a year ago, another signal the housing market is recovering.