FEMA Officials, Realtors® Participate in Dialogue on National Flood Insurance Program
National Assoc. of Realtors

FEMA Officials, Realtors® Participate in Dialogue on National Flood Insurance Program

David Stearrett, director of the Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate at the Federal Emergency Management Administration, led a panel discussion with fellow FEMA staff today at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. The panel focused on the importance of the National Flood Insurance Program and steps the agency …

What to expect at next week’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo
National Assoc. of Realtors

What to expect at next week’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

The start of NAR’s annual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in D.C. is less than a week away. More than 9,000 Realtors®  and guests will arrive in Washington, D.C. starting May 14 to hear from industry experts on the most important issues impacting the real estate industry. If you’re a member of the …

Story Ideas: Don’t Bust Your Budget on Home Repairs
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Story Ideas: Don’t Bust Your Budget on Home Repairs

For new homeowners, the first time the toilet starts leaking can cause them to panic and run to hire the nearest plumber. They may be surprised to find out, however, how easy it is to make some of these minor fixes themselves and that doing so can save them the …

Infographic: May the Fourth Be With You!
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Infographic: May the Fourth Be With You!

Happy Star Wars Day everyone! In honor of this day of intergalactic adventure, the National Association of REALTORS® has some information on some of the most out-of-this-world cities in America.

Instant Reaction: April Jobs Report
National Assoc. of Realtors

Instant Reaction: April Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on the employment situation in April: “Another month of job additions implies more households  are in a position to buy a home. However, recent existing-home sales activity, at around 5.5 million …

Story Ideas: Creating a Color Scheme for a Whole House
National Assoc. of Realtors

Story Ideas: Creating a Color Scheme for a Whole House

Picking a color for just one room in a home can be difficult, so choosing colors for an entire house can be overwhelming. Figuring out how to coordinate colors in the kitchen with the colors in the living room – not to mention the colors in the bedroom! – requires …

WATCH: Realtors® April Housing Minute
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WATCH: Realtors® April Housing Minute

Existing-home sales and contract signings both saw modest gains in March, even as low supply and higher mortgage rates continued to affect overall affordability. Visit https://www.nar.realtor/videos/housing-minute to watch a 56-second, animated video from the National Association of Realtors® summarizing how the housing market performed in March, as well as a …

Pending Home Sales Increase 0.4 Percent in March, Inventory Restraints Remain
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Pending Home Sales Increase 0.4 Percent in March, Inventory Restraints Remain

The Pending Home Sales Index inched up 0.4 percent to 107.6 in March from a downwardly revised 107.2 in February. Even with last month’s increase in activity, the index declined year-over-year (3.0 percent) for the third straight month. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says that despite the strong job-creating economy, contract …

Instant Reaction: Q1 GDP
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Instant Reaction: Q1 GDP

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department report on Q1 GDP: “The continuing economic expansion assures further job creations and household formations. However, the latest GDP growth rate (of 2.3%) is short of what is possible. Residential investment spending showed zero growth because single-family …

Instant Reaction: Q1 Homeownership Rate and S&P/Case-Shiller
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Instant Reaction: Q1 Homeownership Rate and S&P/Case-Shiller

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s S&P/Case-Shiller release on February home prices: “There is no let-up to rising home prices. The Case-Shiller Index and National Association of Realtors® median home price both show gains of roughly double the average wage growth. Even as the tightening job …

Existing Home Sales Grew Slightly in March; Supply Shortage Continues
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Existing Home Sales Grew Slightly in March; Supply Shortage Continues

After two straight months of declines, existing home sales climbed 1.1 percent in March but it was a familiar story as low inventory and high prices kept sales activity to a level lower than a year ago, according to NAR. As NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun explained during this morning’s …

Story Ideas: Landscaping Projects Anyone Can Tackle
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Story Ideas: Landscaping Projects Anyone Can Tackle

Spring has sprung, and for many homeowners, this means it is time to head outdoors. Now is the time of year to tackle landscaping projects, and HouseLogic has ideas for projects that even the most amateur gardener can take on. Installing a path with flagstone or gravel is a simple, …