In his update at the Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun spoke about challenges facing the economy, as well as positive developments that members should watch for.
On Wednesday May 15th, NAR Chief Lobbyist Shannon McGahn gave an update on messages for meeting with members of Congress that included several data points from research reports and surveys.
On Tuesday May 14th, Research Economist Gay Cororaton spoke to the Global Alliances Advisory Board. She spoke about reports and data that Research produces that would be of interest to global-minded audiences.
Economist Gay Cororaton spoke about the findings of the 2019 Q1 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey and gave insights on trends in the commercial market.
NAR's research team spoke about some of the possibilities of predictive analytics to the Data Strategies Committee.
Brandi Snowden, Director, Member and Consumer Survey Research, presented survey findings on Association benefits and services to the Leading Edge Advisory Board committee meeting.
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun was interviewed by the Real Estate Today radio show and filmed for a video on the quarterly metro median price release.
Amanda Riggs, Research Survey Analyst, presented the results of the 2019 REALTORS® and Sustainability Report to the Sustainability Advisory Group.
Low mortgage rate, a record low unemployment rate since 1953, sustained job creation of more than 2 million per year since 2012, and an increase in real wage growth are all working in favor of homebuyers.
At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month but up from a year ago. Mortgage rates were down from last month at 4.51 percent this March, and down 2.6 percent compared to 4.63 percent a year ago.
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