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Realtors concerned about affordable housing in Orlando area
a concern for the region's leading industry group. The core Orlando housing market, which includes mostly Orange and Seminole counties, had the lowest year-end supply of listings in more than......

Application volume increases even as mortgage rates rise
Even as mortgage rates rose to their highest level since March, application activity increased from one week earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA's market composite......

Homebuilder sentiment cools in January from 18-year high
eased in January to the second-highest level since 2005, a sign the housing market will continue to make strides this year, according to data Wednesday ......

REALTORS® Reported Strong Buyer Traffic but Weak Supply in Many States in November 2017
historically been associated with a balanced market. [1] In generating the indices, NAR uses data for the last three surveys to have close to 30 observations. Small states such as AK......

What Will MLS of Choice Mean for You?
Association of REALTORS®’ Board of Directors voted 654 to 58 to revise NAR’s longstanding policies for the assessment of MLS dues, fees, and charges. These changes refine terminology and update......

Free for Members: Trust Stamp
your personal safety by verifying their identity in advance through Trust Stamp. NAR’s 2017 Member Safety Report found that more than one in three agents experienced a situation that made them......

Builders Reveal Top 10 Biggest Concerns
2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo Housing Market Index: Cost/availability of labor: 84% Building material prices: 84% Cost/availability of developed......

How to Become a Small-Scale Developer
$1,295 a year. And don’t forget REALTORS Property Resource® , an NAR member benefit. Once you know the rules that govern your space, draw a site plan—a scale model of the development including......

U.S. homebuilder sentiment slips; outlook remains positive
six months, and a measure of traffic by prospective buyers also fell. New home sales jumped 17.5% in November, the fastest pace in more than 25 years....

2018's Higher Federal Conforming Mortgage Loan Limits Signal Confidence In The Housing Market
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NAR Restructures to Improve Member Service
nimbleness and decision-making.” The new structure consists of 10 reorganized areas across NAR’s two offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.  The new NAR organizational changes are:  NAR’s......

Owners Get Real About Home Values
Capital Markets. “Homeowners, on the other hand, may only think about their housing market when they see For Sale signs hit front yards in the spring or when they think about accessing their......

The 7 Best Cities for Bargain Hunters
Where can a home buyer ’ s money stretch the furthest? The Rust Belt and Midwest may offer some of the best bargains. The realtor.com® research team scoured across 500 of the largest metros......

10 top housing markets where homes sell above asking price
paid more than the asking price in about 24% of U.S. home sales in 2017, netting sellers an average $7,000 more over their initial asking prices, according to Zillow. The share of homes sold......

Caliber first out of the gate with 2018 nonprime jumbo RMBS
COLT deals have also remained low, with 60 day-plus delinquencies, bankruptcies and foreclosures between 1.26%-2.44% for the outstanding 2016 COLT asset-backed deals. Additionally, Fitch applied......

November 2017 Housing Affordability Index
affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.19 percent this November, up 9.3 percent compared to 3.82 percent a year ago. Housing affordability......

Metro Milwaukee housing market posts best sales since 2005
Sales of existing homes rose slightly in December, helping the metro Milwaukee housing market to its best performance in 12 years. A report Monday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors......

Credit score changes would saddle banks with risk to help nonbanks
scoring policy: The economy has largely recovered from the financial crisis, the housing market has stabilized and a new administration has begun rolling back a number of financial regulations......

Buffalo Niagara sets home sales records for highest prices
The final results are in, and the Buffalo Niagara housing market set what appear to be records for highest prices and lowest inventory of homes for sale last year, as the robust activity continued......

Two 'zombie homes' demolished in Niagara Falls
law, the estimated $75,000 cost will be applied to the stalled foreclosures on the properties, whose mortgages are held by Ocwen Financial, according to Seth Piccirillo, Niagara Falls community......