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Real Estate Trends Archive


First Look: December Housing Market Is Cooler, Slower

A recent analysis of December data on realtor.com® indicates that the residential real estate market is following the normal holiday cool down, with less demand, reduced inventory and slower market velocity in most markets. ...


2016 REALTOR® Code of Ethics Products Available Jan. 1

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October Home Prices Show Continued Growth

The recent Case-Shiller Home Price Index for October reported that home prices continue to grow, rising 5.5 percent year-over-year, and 0.8 percent month-over-month in the 20-city index. ...


Top 15 Cities That Party Hard for New Years

With holiday time upon us, it’s time to make those “spirits” bright during the biggest party of 2015 – New Year’s Eve! Everyone likes to let loose and have a good time with family and friends on this momentous holiday, but which cities ...


Refinance, Purchase Applications Both on the Rise

Mortgage applications increased 7.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 18, 2015. ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Window to the Law: Listing Photo Copyright Issues

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. ...


Potential Home Sales Model Decreases 2.1 Percent in November

During the month of November, the market potential for existing-home sales decreased by 2.1 percent compared to October, according to First American's proprietary Potential Home Sales model (previously called the Existing-Home Sales Capacity model), which provides a gauge on whether existing-home sales are under or over their long-run potential ...


The Top 20 Must-Have Home Features of 2015

Drawing on its wealth of listing data, realtor.com® recently rounded up the top 20 home features highlighted in listing descriptions this year—attributes that have become veritable selling points in the last five years. While suggestive ...


Housing Share of GDP: Third Quarter 2015

With the release of the final estimates of third quarter 2015 GDP (a 2 percent annual growth rate), housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was effectively unchanged at 15.32 percent. However, the home building and remodeling component – residential fixed investment – expanded for the fourth consecutive quarter to 3.26 percent of total GDP. ...


November Existing-Home Sales Stall to Slowest Pace since April 2014

Existing-home sales dropped off considerably in November to the slowest pace in 19 months, but some of the decrease was likely because of an apparent rise in closing timeframes that may have pushed some transactions into December, according to the ...


Drones Continue Making Aerial Shots Attainable and Sustainable

In the past, when a real estate firm wanted aerial shots of a home, it required hiring a helicopter service. This obviously meant shots from above were reserved for only the swankiest of swanksters. But since the FAA granted the use ...


Further Easing of Mortgage Credit Standards on the Horizon, According to Lenders

Mortgage lenders continue to report that they have eased and expect to continue easing their credit standards, according to Fannie Mae's fourth quarter 2015 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey™. Conducted in November, the survey results show that more lenders reported ...


2016 Changes: CFPB Announces Two Annual Threshold Adjustments

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued two final rules regarding annual threshold adjustments under the implementing regulations for the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and the Truth in Lending Act. ...


New Student Loan Repayment Option Could Positively Impact Housing Market

Student loan debt and its relationship to the successful recovery of the housing market has long been a hot topic in the real estate community. For millennials—the next generation of homebuyers—confusion over money is majorly effecting their natural financial trajectory, ...


New Transaction Management System Helps Agents Stay Relevant in Today’s Fast-Paced, Ever-Evolving Market

For real estate professionals across the board, staying ahead of the competition is no longer enough. As the industry continues to pick up steam—and consumers demand more of their agent with each passing day—staying relevant is the name of the game as we close out 2015 and head into 2016. ...


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