National Real Estate News

National Real Estate News

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is the preeminent source of reliable real estate news including market updates, economic forecasts, and legislative landscape.  The feed below comes directly from NAR.  However, keep in mind that unless specified otherwise, this is national information.  The California market has unique characteristics that may make it fall out of the national "norm".  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of Our Agents to look more closely at your specific location or to dig deeper into current local conditions.


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  • Forbearance Options for Homeowners
    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the job market and the economy have changed drastically. We are seeing record highs of filings for unemployment as well as many families are trying to figure out how to manage the financial wellness of their households.
  • April 2020 Existing Home Sales

    Housing market activity in April 2020 fell 17.8% from March 2020. April's sales of existing homes dropped 17.2% from April 2019.

  • 5 Housing Market Trends as of April 2020
    NAR’s April 2020 Realtors® Confidence Index (RCI) Survey shows the effect of coronavirus social distancing measures on the housing market. Here are five trends based on the data.
  • April 2020 Foot Traffic Report
    Home viewings data from SentriLock®, LLC, a lockbox company, indicates a continued downward trend in home buyer traffic in April 2020 with respect to the prior month and one year ago in the wake of coronavirus social distancing measures, stay-at-home orders and the unprecedented rise in unemployment.
  • Tracking Jobless Claims by State: Week Ending May 16
    Most of the companies hiring additional employees to meet increased demand are included in the following industries: health care, food and grocery stores, delivery, and telecommunications.
  • Housing Affordability in March 2020
    At the national level, housing affordability improved in March 2020 compared to a year ago but fell compared to February, and median home prices rose 8.0 % in March from one year ago.
  • Existing-Home Sales Wane 17.8% in April

    Each of the four major regions reported a dip in sales, with the West suffering the largest decrease, but home prices remain strong.

  • Unemployment Continues to Show Signs of Slowing
    Millions of small businesses were able to benefit from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and rehire their furloughed employees.
  • Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum

    These slides were presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the Commercial Economic Issues and Trends Forum during the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

  • Residential Economic Issues and Trends Forum
    These slides were presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the Residential Economic Issues and Trends Forum during the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
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