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News Releases by Year

August 10, 2016:

Home prices continued to rise in most metro areas during the second quarter, causing affordability to fall slightly despite low mortgage rates.

August 4, 2016:

Research shows that there are affordable metro areas with above-average hiring rates and many renters with enough income to qualify to buy a home.

July 29, 2016:

The CFPB-proposed rule on TRID would help consumers understand their mortgage and home purchase by helping agents to provide expert advice.

July 28, 2016:

Second Century Ventures, NAR's strategic investment arm, has selected Dave Garland – a respected industry consultant and investor – to join the firm.

July 28, 2016:

Income and sales transactions of NAR commercial members decreased slightly as the number of new commercial members significantly increased in 2015.

July 26, 2016:

Pending home sales crept slightly higher as supply and high prices prevented a bigger boost in activity despite low mortgage rates.

July 21, 2016:

Boosted by increased sales to first-time buyers, existing-home sales continued to rise in June, up for the fourth consecutive month.

July 15, 2016:

The U.S. Senate passed legislation long supported by NAR that includes reforms to FHA restrictions on condo financing, among other provisions.

July 13, 2016:

Roughly three-quarters of surveyed households think now is a good time to buy a home, but student debt and high prices are keeping many from buying.

July 6, 2016:

Slow economic growth in many countries, higher home prices, and a strong U.S. dollar led to a decline in home buying from non-resident foreigners.