What’s a Social-Purpose REIT?

A little over a year ago, at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, I had the pleasure of hearing Bill Endsley, then secretary general of FIABCI-USA, talk about his organization’s latest publication, The City We Need Is Affordable. FIABCI, the International Real Estate...

Instant Reaction: December Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report on December employment conditions: “The job market continues to improve, but at a decelerating pace. The year 2017 ended with 2.1 million net new job...

White Kitchen Fatigue?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Are homeowners growing tired of the all-white kitchen? Some design experts believe so. White kitchens have been popular over the past few years, but Houzz editor and writer Mitchell Parker predicts that the number of...

Metro Areas Most Affected by the New Tax Law

Based on the new tax law, there is no change for capital gains on the sale of a home and deductibility of interest paid for a second home[1]. However, the new law[2] affects the deductibility of mortgage interest and real estate taxes: -          New mortgages are...

The Forecast: 2018 Trends in Staging

By Mary Purcell, MoneyGeek.com Home staging has gone mainstream and is now widely used to make a home more attractive to potential buyers. According to a 2017 survey by the National Association of REALTORS®, a majority of real estate professionals believe staging...

Drop in Time on Market to Sell a Home

In 2017, the time on market plummeted to an all-time low—at just three weeks—to sell a home. Last year, we had seen the time on market to sell a home reach a historical low at just four weeks. In the 30 years that NAR has collected the data for time on market since...

Third Quarter Winners

Stronger demand amidst lagging inventory levels caused home prices to continue accelerating in most  metropolitan areas. Among 177 metropolitan areas, 92% of them experienced an increase of home prices in the third quarter of 2017. We compared the local market...

White Emerges as ‘It’ Color for Holiday Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine White has become a classy go-to color this holiday season, and it’s perfect when staging a home during the holidays. Whether it’s white table linens, holiday stockings, ornaments, or even an all-white tree, the neutral...

Infographic: Space Places

If the latest Star Wars movie inspired you to expand your universe to include more intergalactic adventure, the National Association of REALTORS® has some information on some of the most out-of-this-world cities in America. Source: Newsline Copyright NATIONAL...

Instant Reaction: November Housing Starts

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department report on November housing starts: “A welcoming trend is developing in the housing sector as builders are able to bring more supply to the market on a consistent...