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Latest Metro Level Employment Conditions (July 2015)
of Research at NAR. He directs research activity...

REALTORS® Ready Themselves for TRID
financial commitment. To find out how REALTORS® are preparing for these changes, NAR Research surveyed members in early August of 2015. When asked about their plans to deal with the new......

Are Millennials Starting to Buy Single-Family Homes?
MIAMI—There’s no lack of discussion about Millennials and the housing market. Most of that discussion focuses on the multifamily lifestyle. Where do single-family homes fit in? GlobeSt.com......

U.S. added 173,000 jobs in Aug.; jobless rate falls to 5.1%
last month but was still healthy. While consumer spending and the recovering housing market have underpinned moderate economic and payroll growth, the rising greenbackr and low oil prices have...

Employers added 173,000 jobs in August
last month but was still healthy. While consumer spending and the recovering housing market have underpinned moderate economic and payroll growth, a strong dollar and low oil prices have hampered...

Can I do a no-closing-cost mortgage refinance?
expenses to be paid at closing. These might include per diem interest, title insurance, homeowners insurance, initial funding of an escrow account and governmental transfer taxes. It is important......

Amid Wall St. Turbulence, CRE Holds Steady
year, bolstering demand for CRE. “Indicators including job creation, consumption and the housing market continue to post steady gains, reiterating that core economic trends will reinforce solid......

Student Housing Putting Up Historic Numbers
market for sale. “It’s indicative of the strength of the student housing market right now,” he says. And September is the best time of the year to look over these properties. “It’s the most......

July Pending Home Sales
NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that July’s pending home sales index is up for the 11th consecutive month. July’s pending sales are up only......

Higher Consumer Spending Leads to Declining Retail Vacancies
in the areas of commercial real estate, international investments, mortgage performance and foreclosures. He produces NAR’s Commercial Real Estate Outlook and manages quantitative surveys, including...

Were Low Interest Rates a Good or Bad Thing?
rates basically at zero since December 2008, which has also helped keep mortgage rates at historically low levels. But will the decision of Fed Chair Janet Yellen and policymakers to keep interest......

Agents Plan to Extend Sales Contract for TRID
due to the uncertainties of dealing with the new regulations, says Ken Fears, NAR's director of regional economics and housing finance. Eighty-two percent of real estate professionals also......

Why September Is The Best Month for Buyers
to sell," Smoke says. As an added incentive to home buyers, mortgage rates are remaining low, for now. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ended the week under 4 percent due to recent stock market......

Economy Watch: Summertime Expansion for the Economy, CRE Too
residential and commercial real estate markets were mostly positive. For instance, existing home sales and residential leasing widely improved, with home prices moving up in most areas. Commercial......

Dogpatch Multifamily Has Fund Suitors
price increase. From April to June 2015, the neighborhood experienced the most home sales in all of San Francisco, with a median price of $1.5 million per household. Weber tells Globest.com:......

SVN AuctionWorks Continues its Expansion
of personal property and real estate auctions serving clients that included the FDIC , US Marshals Service , US Treasury Department , and the US Army . Prior to that, Luciana spent 10 years at...

Mortgage Applications Surge 11% in One Week
the end of the week, however, rates had regained their ground. Source: “Mortgage Applications Soar 11.3% on Brief Rate Dip,” CNBC.com (Sept. 2, 2...