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HOME Survey: Housing and Economic Sentiment on Divergent Paths in Early 2018

Published Monday, March 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (March 26, 2018) — New consumer findings from the National Association of Realtors® surprisingly show that while a growing share of households in the first three months of the year feel more confident about the economy and their financial situation, those positive feelings are not translating to positive views that now is a good time to buy a home.

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Passage of FY 2018 Spending Bill Critical Step for Affordable Housing Funding and Flood Reauthorization

Published Thursday, March 22, 2018

WASHINGTON (March 22, 2018) – With six months remaining in the 2018 fiscal year (FY), the National Association of REALTORS® urges the passage of the “omnibus appropriations bill” agreed upon by U.S. House and Senate negotiators last night, which is designed to fund the federal government through September 30, 2018.

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Existing-Home Sales Rebound 3.0 Percent in February

Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2018) — Despite consistently low inventory levels and faster price growth, existing-home sales bounced back in February after two straight months of declines, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sizeable sales increases in the South and West offset declines in the Northeast and Midwest.

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National Association of Realtors® Testifies in Support of Association Health Plan Proposal

Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018

WASHINGTON (March 20, 2018) — The National Association of Realtors® offered its support today for expanded association health plans in testimony(link is external) before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions.

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California housing market bounces back in February as sales perk higher from prior month and year, C.A.R. reports

Published Monday, March 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (March 19) – Led by the San Francisco Bay Region, California home sales registered healthy gains in February on both a monthly and annual basis after January’s weak start, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.  

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Instant Reaction: February Housing Starts

Published Friday, March 16, 2018

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department report on residential construction in February:

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Realtors® Urge Permanent Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Exclusion

Published Thursday, March 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (March 14, 2018) — The exclusion for forgiven home mortgage debt following a foreclosure, short sale or loan modification should be made permanent to provide relief to troubled borrowers and minimize the damage to families, neighborhoods and communities.

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Millennials Lead All Homebuyers, Even as Some Can’t Escape Their Parents

Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (March 14, 2018) — Home purchases by millennials ticked up over the past year, but inventory constraints and higher housing costs kept their overall activity subdued and prevented some from leaving the more affordable confines of their Gen X and baby boomer parents’ homes.

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