The latest research shows that unnecessarily tight mortgage lending standards are preventing some financially qualified buyers from reaching their dreams.
Research by the National Association of Realtors® has consistently revealed that Americans prefer walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods and shorter commutes.
NAR believes that aligning the QRM definition with the QM definition removes the risky product features and low- or no-documentation lending that led to increased defaults, without excluding those buyers who are unable to afford a high down payment.
NAR supports the 'Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act,' and urges its immediate consideration.
On behalf of the leading advocate for homeownership and housing issues, NAR President Gary Thomas recommended essential reforms to the current housing finance structure that will benefit consumers.
Pending home sales declined for the fourth consecutive month in September, as higher mortgage interest rates and higher home prices curbed buying power.
A 10-year history shows REALTORS®’ evolving use of technology, the Internet and social media and the essential role that technology plays in the real estate transaction.
After hitting the highest level in nearly four years, existing-home sales declined in September, but prices continued to rise because of low inventory.
To help REALTORS® understand and interpret big data trends, NAR has hired Todd Carpenter to fill a new position, Managing Director of Data Analytics.
NAR testified today before Congress that defaulting on the nation's federal debt could have a severe impact on the economy and the housing recovery.