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Commercial Leading Indicator

January 11, 2012: 

The index is designed to provide early signals of turning points between expansions and slowdowns in commercial real estate. NAR reviewed a wide variety of indicators, examined the relationships of indicators that demonstrated a historical impact on commercial real estate, and modeled a forward looking index based on historic trends.

Several Housing Markets Head for Appreciation in 2012

January 3, 2012: 

A boom in farm prices has caused many Midwest cities to emerge as leaders for some of the strongest predictions for housing appreciation in 2012. Kansas City, Kan., came in the top spot in HousingPredictor’s annual survey, forecasting an appreciation of 5.8 percent for this year.

State Employment Trends

January 3, 2012: 

Release date: April 2012

Pending Home Sales Jump in October

November 30, 2011: 

Pending home sales rose strongly in October and remain above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Field Guide to Working With Single Home Buyers

November 15, 2011: 

This updated Field Guide will help you to learn about the needs, concerns, and buying behaviors of single home buyers.

State-by-State International Business Reports

November 12, 2011: 

NAR provides these local reports on international transactions to give an overview of the real estate markets on a state-by-state basis as well as information on economic activity.

Lawrence Yun

November 11, 2011: 

Lawrence YunLawrence Yun is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS.  He oversees and is responsible for a wide range of research activity for the association including NAR’s Existing Home Sales statistics, Affordability Index, and Home Buyers and Sellers Profile Report.  He regularly provides commentary on real estate market trends for its 1 million REALTOR members.

Real Estate Market and Economic Outlook

November 11, 2011: 
Presentation at the 2011 Leadership Summit, Chicago, IL

Third Quarter Metro Area Prices Soften but State Sales Broadly Rise

November 9, 2011: 

Metro area median existing-home prices in the third quarter generally were down from a year ago, while sales rose in every state from the third quarter of 2010.

November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011: 

In this issue of the Washington Report: NAR Shows Support for HOME Program; VA Funding Fee Update.