Hot Home Trends: Florals Are Dressing Up Interiors

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Consider adding more floral patterns into your staging. It’s bold and trendy, home designers say. Floral prints are seeing a revival in home design, according to the design community on Houzz, a home renovation and design...

Infographic: 2018 Home Price Predictions

The National Association of REALTORS® estimates that home prices will increase in the U.S. around 2 percent on average in 2018, but some individual states are predicted to see more growth or in sames cases decreases. Here is an infographic highlighting some of the...

December 2017 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that December’s pending home sales pace was up 0.5 percent last month and up 0.5 percent from a year ago. Pending sales represent homes that have a signed contract to purchase on them but have yet to close....

December 2017 EHS Over Ten Years

Every month NAR produces existing home sales, median sales prices and inventory figures. The reporting of this data is always based on homes sold the previous month and the data is explained in comparison to the same month a year ago. We also provide a perspective of...

7 Ways to Add More Romance to a Home’s Decor

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day this week. But a romantic flair to warm up your home design may very well be in style year-round. In fact, one-third of homeowners say they intended to renovate their master bedrooms...

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...