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What We’re Reading: August 13-17

By | August 17th, 2018|NAR|

Steve Martin, better meetings, a new Girl Scout cookie, a solution for open offices and making schools safer for students and staff. Making meetings more effective.  We all need that! More than 8 million square feet of shopping space–what else will the new Dubai Square mall contain? Floor to ceiling windows can make schools safer, [...]

A Dive into 2018 Member Demographics

By | August 16th, 2018|NAR|

This blog was written by NAR Research’s intern, Bronwen Leibe. Hi again, it’s me, the research intern! Let’s take a closer look at this year’s member profile! In the 2018 NAR Member Profile, females still make up 63 percent of all REALTORS®. This remains notably constant throughout years of experience (girl power!). Females dominate the profession, [...]

Second Quarter Single Family Metro Market Prices

By | August 15th, 2018|NAR|

The National Association of REALTORS® quarterly home prices increased again this quarter. Prices continue to drift up this quarter with 90% of the markets showing home price appreciation. We can also look at the top metro areas whose price grew the fastest. Housing affordability is down and for first time buyers qualifying incomes are rising [...]

NAR Leads the Dialogue on Sustainability, Develops Resource Guide

By | August 14th, 2018|NAR|

As the real estate sustainability movement continues to grow, the National Association of Realtors® is proud to introduce the Sustainability Resource Guide, a resource especially created for associations and members to positively impact business practices.  NAR research shows real estate consumers are requesting more information about the sustainability aspects of their real estate investment, and [...]

Story Idea: Tips for Deep Cleaning a Home

By | August 13th, 2018|NAR|

Keeping a home spic and span can be a time and energy consuming process. However, there are many ways to get and keep a home immaculately clean without breaking a sweat. Cleaning soap scum out a tub can be a backbreaking task, but homeowners can cut the effort in half by attaching a scrubber to [...]

Improving Housing Supply Conditions

By | August 13th, 2018|NAR|

NAR identifies metro areas with the highest deficit in home construction,, as well as those areas where the housing supply appears to be sufficient to meet the demands of home buyers. The Monthly Housing Shortage Tracker is an index, which compares how many permits are issued relative to the number of new jobs. The higher [...]

Watch for Asbestos When Renovating Older Homes: You May Be at Risk

By | August 13th, 2018|NAR|

Photo credit: BanksPhotos -iStock / Getty Images Plus By Rosie Rosati, guest contributor As a homebuyer, it’s easy to understand the appeal of investing in an older home. After all, it’s the perfect opportunity to tackle a few DIY projects and renovations to give the place the custom touch you’ve always imagined. Although this can seem [...]

Keep Going Even When You Feel Like Giving Up: Q&A With Nikki Singh

By | August 10th, 2018|NAR|

By Lee Davenport This is part five in an ongoing series featuring top producers. Read part one featuring Jen Du Plessis Read part two featuring Rod Williams Read part three featuring Teresa Cowart Read part four featuring Christian Ross Today’s post features Toronto’s savvy and stylish @realestateinstillettos, Nikki Singh. She is a real estate broker [...]

What We’re Reading: August 6-August 10

By | August 10th, 2018|NAR|

A horse and buggy, solar roof tiles, secrets of the supermarket and getting rid of ums and ahs. Open plan offices are falling out of favor.  Will the same happen to open concept homes? What leadership lessons can we learn from the Thai cave rescue? A horse-powered Uber (kind of)! Martin Abegglen/flickr/2010 Will Tesla’s solar [...]