Please note: The 2025 Policy Forum will be part of NAR’s new Advocacy Week event, January 22-25, 2025, in Washington, D.C. Further details will be provided as we approach the event’s date.

Find below a list of reports, analyses, case studies, and articles from featured policy forum speakers on the issues and strategies affecting the housing market and their implications for homebuyers and the economy.

Reports and Case Studies

A Snapshot of Race and Home Buying in America (National Association of REALTORS®, Feb. 2023)

A report looking at homeownership trends, mortgage market and affordability by race, and home buyer demographics using data from the NAR 2022 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. 

Opening Doors - Impact Report 2022 (Amherst, 2022) (PDF: 63 MB)

Amherst's report focuses on having a positive impact on communities as a firm-wide initiative, and how they are dedicated to hiring the resources needed to help build upon capabilities for success. As both a housing provider and stewards of long-term capital, Amherst is focused on doing what is right and the unique role being played as being part of the solution.

Climate Risk Should Be Considered in Housing Decisions  (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Apr. 2022)

Flooding, fire, drought, and other weather-related risks have always been a danger to property and consumer wellbeing. However, with the changing climate, these risks are increasing in intensity and frequency, impacting the probability of damage, cost of utilities, price of insurance, and potential resale value of homes. Climate risk impacts homebuyers, homeowners, and renters, which the CFPB examines.

The Double Trouble of the Housing Market  (National Association of REALTORS®, Feb. 2022)

A report on the “two troubles” simultaneously impacting the real estate market: record home prices and record low inventory, using data analyzing affordability at different income levels for all active inventory on the market and done in partnership with®.

Analysis and Case Studies in Office-to-Housing Conversions (National Association of REALTORS®, Nov. 2021)

An analysis of how vacant office buildings are being converted into housing, in response to the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the office commercial real estate market and the nationwide housing shortage.

The Impact of Single-Family Rental REITs on Regional Housing Markets: A Case Study of Nashville, TN (MDPI, Sep. 2018)

During the last decade, REITs became more active in regional housing markets across the U.S. Single-family rental (SFR) REITs have grown tremendously, buying up residential properties across the country. This study looks as those distribution of properties, focusing on the regional housing market in Nashville.


Republicans: Affordable housing isn’t just the Democrats’ issue (The Hill, Feb. 26, 2023)

For many struggling mortgage borrowers with home equity, selling their home could be an alternative to foreclosure (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Jan. 20, 2023)

Growth of rental home communities leads to calls for stronger regulation (News Channel 5 Nashville, May 10, 2021)

Why the movement toward permanent rentership in Nashville is troubling (The Tennessean, Apr. 21, 2021)