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For More Affordable Homes, Move to the Middle

The Midwest is home to the most affordable housing markets in the United States, according to data from the National Association of Realtors. The Realtors Affordability Distribution Curve and Score examines the affordability of current housing inventory at various income ...

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Ask the Economist: NAR’s VP of Research Paul Bishop

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the March issue of DSNews, out now. Paul Bishop, Ph.D. is the VP of Research for the National Association of Realtors. In this role, he leads the Research Division’s survey and market research activities, ...

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Making Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Permanent

United States tax policy has been in the spotlight in recent months, with President Trump signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law in December, and experts debating what the long-term impact of the bill will be ever since. ...

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Pending Home Sales on Slippery Slope

An overall growing economy, rising incomes, and a strong job market did little to increase the number of buyers signing on the dotted line to achieve their dream of being a homeowner. In fact, pending home sales fell to their ...

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The Week Ahead: Pending Home Sales Forecast Future Trends

The National Association of Realtors will release its Pending Home Sales Index at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28. The Pending Home Sales Index tracks sales of existing homes in which a contract has been signed, but the deal is ...

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Inventory and Affordability Taking a Toll on Home Sales

Existing-home sales dropped both month-over-month and year-over-year in January 2018, experiencing their largest annual decline in over three years, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors. NAR’s Existing-Home Sales calculations track “completed transactions that include single-family homes, ...

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High Prices Collide With Dwindling Inventory

Median income has risen, yet many potential home buyers are still hesitant. Inventory hit an all-time low, as prices jumped, and reports show this is a trend that may continue.

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Can the Housing Market Maintain Its Momentum?

Pending home sales inched up 0.5 percent during the year according to the Pending Home Sales Index released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) on Wednesday. The Pending Home Sales Index is a monthly forward looking indicator based on ...

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