NAR Midyear Forecast: Existing Sales Up 3.5 Percent

One of the most well-attended forums at the annual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is the Thursday morning housing and economic forecast headlined by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. This morning’s all-star trifecta of speakers did not disappoint. Yun was joined onstage with Jonathan Spader, senior research associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at […]

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Low Inventory Spurs Faster Price Growth in First Quarter

It’s no surprise today’s first quarter metro price report revealed that prices accelerated for the third straight quarter. That’s what happens when sales are strong and inventories remain near record lows. What is amazing is just how fast some metro areas are moving. Seventeen percent of markets saw double-digit appreciation last quarter and many hovered just […]

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The Best Way to Build a Real Estate Business

By Ryan Fitzgerald There are many great ways to build a real estate business. One way, is to start small and focus your efforts on hyperlocal neighborhoods or smaller cities. Here’s what I mean: Whether you’re just starting out in real estate or you’ve been an agent for a long time, a focus on smaller, […]

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WATCH: Lawrence Yun Discusses March Pending Sales, Inventory and Lumber

After last week’s report of a solid 4.4 percent jump in existing-home sales in March, signed contracts to purchase homes split the other way, inching backward 0.8 percent. The reason, according to NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, is simple: too few homes for sale to match the sizable demand this spring to buy a home. […]

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Instant Reaction: March Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report on employment conditions in March: “The soft hiring seen in March is not too concerning and likely a single month aberration. The recent high levels of voluntary quitting, presumably because of better job opportunities elsewhere, will lead […]

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How to Compete With Top Agents, Even When You’re New

By Alexis Craig My family hates playing board games with me. I’m really competitive. They like to say, “It’s just for fun,” but I’m not buying any of it. I play to win. That mindset is present in every aspect of my life, especially real estate. I have this obsession with becoming the best — […]

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NAR Infographic: Housing’s Sweet 16′s

Sixteen teams remain as play resumes this week in the men’s and women’s NCAA Basketball Championships. Here’s a sweet assist from the National Association Realtors® on where the number 16 shows up in recent housing survey data: Younger baby boomers (ages 52 to 61) made up 16% of buyers 16% of buyers have two children […]

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Index of real estate articles From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Redirected from List of real estate topics) 72-hour clause A[edit] Abandonment Abstract of title Acceleration clause Accession Acknowledgment Acre – a measure of land area Action to quiet title Ad valorem tax ADA Adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) Adjusted basis Administrator/Administratrix Adverse possession Agency – Real estate agency, Buyer brokerage Agent – Real estate agent or broker, Estate agent Agreement Air rights Alienation Allodial, Allodium Allodial title Alluvion Amenity American Land Title Association (ALTA) Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Amortization Amortization calculator Amortization schedule Anchor store Annexation Annual percentage rate Apartment Appraisal, real estate Appraised value – An estimate of the present worth of a property Appreciation APR Appurtenance Appurtenant easement ARELLO Arm’s length transaction Arrears Article 4 of the United States Constitution Artificial person Asking price Assemblage Assignee Assignment Assignment of contract Assignor Assessed value – The value set upon […]

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