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Home Ownership Matters

Home Ownership Matters

It’s more important than ever to support responsible home ownership.

  • This issue of Global Perspectives is packed with immigration data and statistics, and helps you understand how to apply the data to your real estate business.

  • Frequently asked questions regarding worker classification of real estate agents by brokerages, compiled by NAR's Legal Affairs department.

  • Many real estate agents have used their ties to local immigrant communities to build a solid base of referral business. One of the best ways to spot those opportunities is via research.

  • Last fall, the Pew Research Center released an interactive map on patterns of global population migration, making it easy to visualize the dispersion of nations’ people around the globe.

  • Canada was built on immigration. With 6.8 million foreign-born, about one in five residents are immigrants. That’s the highest share of all G8 (The Group of Eight Industrialized Nations - France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Japan, United States, Canada, and Russia) countries. Over two million have arrived since 2000, making immigration the key driver of Canada’s population...

  • The United States is the world’s hotspot for incoming migration. According to the United Nations Population Division, as of 2013, 45.8 million people living in the U.S. were born in other countries.

  • Throughout history, people have left their home country in search of a better life. In today’s world, however, they can travel farther more easily than ever before. They can also rely on technology to remain in close contact with loved ones back home—often encouraging others to follow in their footsteps.

  • This issue of Global Perspectives examines various trends and patterns in cross-border migration. As home to more immigrants than any other nation, the United States figures largely in this story. Substantial flows of foreign-born people have settled in communities across the U.S., including many not-so-obvious destinations.

  • On May 6, NAR submitted comments on a recent Executive Order published by the White House, the Federal Flood Insurance Risk Management Standard (FFRMS).

  • Here is a quick look at what April employment numbers could mean for the housing market.

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