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Los Angeles metro area is No. 1 in the nation for apartment-industry jobs

Looking for work in the apartment industry? A new report from the National Apartment Association says Los Angeles is the top metro area in the nation for apartment jobs. The association’s Apartment Job Snapshot shows L.A. accounted for 6.1 percent of all U.S. apartment jobs during the fourth quarter of 2018. It held the same percentage and top slot a year earlier. Dallas ranked second with 5.9 percent, followed by Washington, D.C. (3.6 percent) and Seattle and San Francisco, which tied for fifth...
Tags: Business, Housing, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Dallas, Rent, Seattle, NAA, Zumper, Santa Monica, Tom Adams, NAR, Munger


NAR tells Congress tax reform is hurting homeowners

The director of the National Association of Realtors, the nation's largest real estate trade group, testified before Congress about the ways in which the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act have made it harder to own a home
Tags: Congress, Homeownership, Government, Radio, Homeowners, Industry News, Tax Reform, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Kevin Brown, House Ways and Means Committee, Markets & Economy, Select, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, MLS & Associations


NAR: Healthier Home Prices in Q4

Across the largest markets, home prices are rising, but at a healthier rate than in recent years, according to new research. From the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2018, home prices rose 4 percent, according to a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) report. On an annual basis, there were higher home prices in 92 percent, or 163, of the 178 metropolitan areas in the report. Comparing the largest markets, the median price was $257,600. Among condos/co-ops, the median price was...
Tags: News, Housing Market, Radio, National, Latest News, NAR, HONOLULU Hawaii, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, Home Values, Buying/Selling, Home Prices, Lead Story, Youngstown Warren Boardman Ohio, Suzanne De Vita, Existing-Home Sales


Show Your Pet Some Love

NAR PULSE—Valentine’s Day is a great day to spoil your pet a little more than you usually do. Show that special four-legged someone you care with ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance plans available to NAR members through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Plans provide great rates and special savings, including a multi-pet discount. Learn more!  Deduction. Deduction. Deduction. Real estate is all about location, but when it comes to taxes, deductions are key. Tell your agents to log in to NAR’s Center for ...
Tags: News, Radio, Latest News, NAR, Spotlights, REALTOR Benefits® Program, RPR®, Realtors Property Resource®, Financial Wellness, Center for Realtor Financial Wellness, ASPCA ® Pet Health Insurance


Housing Affordability Index falls

Housing affordability fell in the fourth quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors' Housing Affordability Index, released on Tuesday.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Predictive Analytics, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Housing Affordability Index


Inventory up as metro sales slow

Inventory is up and prices climbed more slowly in metro areas in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Data, Radio, Industry News, NAR, Markets & Economy, Home Prices, MLS & Associations, NAR sales, Quarterly Metro Prices


NAR wants to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) wants to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new entity that would be private, but regulated like a utility, that the organization believes would ensure the mortgage industry keeps running long-term.
Tags: Radio, Freddie Mac, NAR, Fannie Mae, National Association of Realtors NAR


Realtors® Release New Vision for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

Washington, D.C. – February 7, 2019 (nar.realtor) With over 400 people on hand for the National Association of Realtors®’ Housing Finance Reform Policy Forum, NAR today unveiled a new vision for reforming the GSEs. As featured speakers for the panel titled “NAR’s vision: A plan for secondary finance shaped in the aftermath of adversity for longevity,” co-authors Dr. Susan Wachter, Professor of Real Estate and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Richard Cooperstein, head of Risk Ma...
Tags: Real Estate, Washington, America, Radio, University of Pennsylvania, Freddie Mac, Congressional, NAR, FHFA, Grand Hyatt, Fannie Mae, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Real Estate and Finance, Middle America


New Books–February 2019

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Services at 800.874.6500 for assistance. Essential rainwater harvesting : a guide to home-scale system design by Rob Avis and Michelle Avis Essential Rainwater Harvesting covers complete home-scale rainwater harves...
Tags: Uncategorized, America, Radio, Julian Treasure, Association, Tony, NAR, Julian, Jia Jiang, Call Information Services, Rob Avis, Michelle Avis, Thomas Stanley Stanley, Hoss Pratt, Tony Jeary, Ron Meiss


The Power of Independence: Why Arizona Best Stays Small to Win Big

The Arizona Best Team (L to R): Ashley Pickens, Charmayne MacIntyre, Leanne King, Patty Tracy, David MacIntyre, Laura Staver, Michelle O’Connell, Allison Rybarczyk and Christine Jurgens Ask David MacIntyre to describe his company and he’ll proudly tell you, “We are not just another real estate firm; we are a family.” When he started Arizona Best Real Estate in 1987, MacIntyre’s plan was never to hire mass quantities of agents or open endless offices, but rather, to grow an independent firm an...
Tags: News, David, Radio, Arizona, Broker, Latest News, Jim Collins, Best Practices, Asu, Trending, NAR, Allison, CRP, National Association of Realtors, Presbyterian Church, Phoenix Scottsdale


Even in Female-Dominated Industries, More than One-Third of Americans Agree Women Face a “Glass Ceiling,” According to Coldwell Banker Real Estate Survey

Survey of 2,000+ employed U.S. adults reveals that 34 percent of Americans working in female-dominated industries, such as real estate, agree there’s a “glass ceiling” in their industry, making it more difficult for women to reach executive or senior-level positions MADISON, N.J., Feb. 5, 2019 (PRNewswire) Industries such as real estate, healthcare and education are female-dominated*, however, at the executive level, there’s a stark lack of women. A new survey from Coldwell Banker Real Esta...
Tags: Real Estate, Women, Woman, Radio, United States, NAR, Real Estate News, Athena, Coldwell Banker, Dallas Fort Worth Texas, National Association of Realtors NAR, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Survey, Athena Snow Athena, Rachel Braude


Realtors® to Again Lead Industry Talks on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

NAR’s first annual policy forum will unveil a new comprehensive vision for GSE reform. Washington. D.C. – February 1, 2019 (nar.realtor) On February 7, dozens of industry stakeholders and hundreds of invested attendees will gather for the National Association of Realtors®’ first-annual Policy Forum at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. As Congress and the Federal Housing Finance Agency work to develop a framework for GSE reform, NAR will bring together some of the most engaged and influential fig...
Tags: Real Estate, Congress, Washington, America, Radio, University of Pennsylvania, Freddie Mac, NAR, Grand Hyatt, Fannie Mae, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Company Inc, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie, Real Estate and Finance


Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to Sell

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of lsquo;supply and demand.rsquo; If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. The supply of homes for salenbsp;dramatically increases every spring, according to thenbsp;National Association of Realtorsnbsp;(NAR). As an example, here is what happened to housing inventory at the beginning of 2018: Putting your home on the market...
Tags: Radio, Marin County, NAR, Marin County California, Marin Modern Team, National Association of Realtorsnbsp


IRS Update: Real Estate Professionals to Benefit From Pass-Through Deduction

As we approach tax season, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been releasing final clarifications for last year’s major tax overhaul, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which left many questions unanswered, especially for real estate professionals. Now, the industry has secured another win with the help of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury announced final regulations concerning the Qualified Business Income deduction. The initial overhaul...
Tags: News, America, Radio, Treasury, National, Irs, Latest News, NAR, Internal Revenue Service IRS, National Association of Realtors, The IRS, Real Estate Professionals, Tax Season, Government Affairs, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, John Smaby


Deep Dive for Existing-Home Sales, Falling 6.4 Percent

After gaining ground in November and October, existing-home sales fell last month, dropping 6.4 percent to 4.99 million, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. On an annual basis, sales toppled 10.3 percent. Inventory month-to-month slid, as well, but has improved since last year, according to NAR. December inventory was 1.55 million, down from 1.74 million in November but up from 1.46 million in December 2017. “The housing market is obviously very sensitive to mortgage rates,” s...
Tags: News, Housing Market, Radio, National, Latest News, Freddie Mac, COLUMBUS Ohio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Midland Texas, Yun, Odessa Texas, Real Estate Market, Lawrence Yun, Buying/Selling, Home Prices


2019 Broker Summit Registration Is Now OPEN

NAR PULSE—Register now for the 2019 REALTOR® Broker Summit! Do not miss this exclusive event for brokers, April 2-3 at Austin City Limits Live in Austin, Texas. Connect with industry experts, tech entrepreneurs and top brokers to network, explore current and future trends, and learn how to embrace and leverage the change that surrounds our industry. Register by March 11 to secure your spot at the early bird rate! Get started!  Keep That Customer With realtor.com® and MVP Share your keys to conv...
Tags: News, Radio, Latest News, Austin Texas, NAR, Boys Girls Club, Austin City Limits Live, Spotlights, Realtor.com®, NAR Broker Summit


Existing-home sales decline in December after 2 months of gains

Existing-home sales declined 6.4 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.99 million, following two straight months of consecutive gains.
Tags: Data, Radio, Industry News, NAR, Keller Williams, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, Ruben Gonzalez, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Existing-Home Sales


Why 2019 will be a big year for the LGBT community and real estate

As NAGLREP joined NAR last year in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, together we repeatedly pointed out a missing piece — protecting LGBTs.
Tags: Opinion, Lgbt, Radio, Equality, Agent, NAR, Select, Fair Housing, NAGLREP, Jeff Berger, GLAREP


PVC Indoor Track & Field

MEET 5 C Friday Jan 18 4pm Brw, Ban, Ham, OT A Sat Jan 10 10 am JB, Oro, MDI, Her, Ell, BCS B Sat Jan 19 2:30 Mat, Cen, GSA, BUC, SUM/NAR, Fox, PVHS
Tags: Photos, Sport, Running, NAR, Brw Ban Ham


Contract Signings Dip

In this video, from the National Association of REALTORS YouTube channel, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about November pending home sales, big swings in the West region, affordability, the effect of the government shutdown on flood insurance and home sales, and gives his forecast for 2019.
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, West, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, General Interest, National Association of REALTORS YouTube


When Is the Best Time to Buy a House?

When is the best time to buy a house? You might have asked yourself that question before, our chief economist Danielle Hale will use data from the housing market to show you when the best time to buy a house is. As well as when you could get a good deal on a house throughout the year. Check out the link below for location specifics. The following video is from the realtor.com YouTube channel. You can also see the best time to buy based on where you live on www.realtor.com.
Tags: Real Estate, Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, General Interest, Realtor.com, Danielle Hale


Homeownership Part of “American Dream”; Housing Costs Deterrent for Non-Owners

Washington, D.C. – January 14, 2019 (nar.realtor) Homeowners and non-homeowners both strongly consider homeownership part of the American Dream. That is according to new consumer survey data from the National Association of Realtors®, which revealed that among those polled, approximately 75 percent of non-homeowners believe homeownership is part of their American Dream, while nine in 10 current homeowners said the same. NAR’s Aspiring Home Buyers Profile analyzed 2018 quarterly consumer insight...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Homeownership, Washington, America, Radio, American Dream, Homeowners, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Yun, Real Estate News, Lawrence Yun Lawrence Yun, Housing Costs, TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence A, Aspiring Home Buyers Profile


Are Teams Eating Real Estate?

[Editor’s note: Originally published on Medium] Some Questions Industry Leaders Might Consider In August, 2011, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen coined the phrase “software is eating the world” in an iconic article published in the Wall Street Journal. In it, he put out a theory that we were in the middle of a dramatic and broad technological and economic shift in which software companies were poised to take over large swathes of the economy. Fast forward to November, 2018 when Alex Rampell, o...
Tags: Andreessen, Radio, Teams, Mls, Big Picture, Marc Andreessen, Alex Rampell, NAR, IDX, Rampell, Agents and Brokers


NAR Infographic: 2019 Federal Government Shutdown

Source: nar.realtor How is the partial Federal Government Shutdown affecting members and their clients? This infographic, from nar.realtor, presents highlights from the latest report.
Tags: Real Estate, Government, Infographic, Radio, Shutdown, Shut Down, Trump, NAR, General Interest


Shutdown a Negative on Market, NAR Says

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says the partial shutdown of the federal government is hurting real estate markets, mainly because of the uncertainty it’s causing. In addition, some homebuyers are seeing a delay in their transaction, especially among those using mortgage financing backed by the federal Rural Housing Service.
Tags: Real Estate, Radio, Shutdown, Federal, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, General Interest, Givernment


Realtors Property Resource® Sees Record 2018 Engagement

User sessions increase by 29.5 percent year-over-year from 2017 Chicago. IL – Jan. 8, 2019 (PRNewswire) Realtors Property Resource® , a subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors®, reached a major user engagement milestone on its real estate data and analytics platform. As of December 31, 2018, engagement with RPR among NAR members soared to a record 14.7 million sessions—a notable 29.5 percent increase from 2017. Throughout 2018, Realtors® spent more than 100 million minutes researching...
Tags: Real Estate, Radio, Mls, Association, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, RPR, Realtors Property Resource, CIE, Jeff Young, Bob Goldberg, National Association Of, Chicago IL Jan, Janine Sieja, Commercial Information Exchanges


NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun Discusses Existing-Home Sales Increasing for Second Consecutive Month

Sales of existing homes rose slightly in November, but fell sharply on a year-over-year basis. Inventory levels were up for the fourth month in a row. National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discusses the data in this video.
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, General Interest, Home Sales


NAR Window to the Law: Working with Appraisers

On this month’s Window to the Law we learn from a discussion on the best practices for working with appraisers and the kind of communications that real estate professionals can have with appraisers.
Tags: Real Estate, Legal, Law, Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, General Interest, Appraisal, Appraiser


NAR Helps Secure FEMA Reversal On New Flood Policies During Shutdown

Washington, D.C. – December 28, 2018 (nar.realtor) In a critical win for home sales while the partial shutdown of the federal government is ongoing, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will issue and renew flood insurance policies, reversing an unexpected and controversial ruling the agency released earlier this week. “FEMA and the Administration deserve credit for hearing our concerns and acting swiftly to address them,” says NAR President John Smaby. “This new decision means thousands of ...
Tags: Real Estate, Congress, Washington, Radio, Fema, Shutdown, Flood, Federal Emergency Management Agency, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, Real Estate News, National Flood Insurance Program, Independent Insurance Agents Brokers of America, Jane Dollinger, Flood Insurance


Housing Market Cooldown Continues As Inventory Increases in December

– Time on Market Grows in Some Large Metros – Inventory increased 5 percent nationally in December, 10 percent in larger markets – Overall, 15 percent of listings saw price reductions – For-sale homes in 40 percent of large markets experienced a longer time on market – Median listing price in December was $289,000 Santa Clara, CA – Jan. 3, 2019 (PRNewswire) The U.S. housing market showed continuing signs of cooling in many of the nation’s largest metros in December. According to realtor.com®’s D...
Tags: Real Estate, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Housing Market, Indianapolis, Radio, San Jose, Kansas City, Seattle, News Corp, December, Tampa, Phoenix, SAN JOSE Calif, Nashville Tenn, NAR