Summer outlook: Real estate heads into buying season on firm footing
In our multipart series on the US housing market this summer, Inman's Jim Dalrymple reports that the market hasn't fully returned to normal yet, but a number of metrics including prices and pending sales suggest it has been resilient amid the coronavirus crisis
by Jim Dalrymple II | Jun 22
NAR releases 5-point plan to bolster homeownership amid pandemic
The National Association of Realtors' plan calls for expanding down payment assistance programs, improving FHA loans and alternative credit scoring models
by Marian McPherson | Jun 18
NAR may move summer tech conference to January
The National Association of Realtors sent out a survey to past iOi Summit attendees to gauge how likely they are to attend an in-person event in early 2021
by Andrea V. Brambila | Jun 11
NAR CEO on racial injustice: 'This is not a new issue'
Bob Goldberg reminded attendees at Inman Connect Now that equality and fairness in housing is the trade group's mission
by Andrea V. Brambila | Jun 4
Another pocket listing network sues NAR, alleges MLS conspiracy
Suit alleges Clear Cooperation Policy is part of a plan to eliminate PLS as a 'competitive threat.' Trade groups say policy is 'not discriminatory' and promotes competition
by Andrea V. Brambila | Jun 2
Court denies restraining order against NAR for pocket listing policy
Top Agent Network asked for the order two weeks ago in an attempt to stop the National Association of Realtors from enforcing the Clear Cooperation Policy
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 28
Existing-home sales report shows how badly virus impacted housing
Existing-home sales in April fell 17.8% from March and 17.2% year-over-year
by Patrick Kearns | May 21
NAR board votes in new leaders in first-ever virtual election
National Association of Realtors CEO Bob Goldberg said future events could be both in-person and virtual — even after pandemic
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 18
NAR board approves policy giving brokers back their MLS data
The trade group said new policy will allow brokers to innovate and develop new ways of delivering services to consumers
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 15
Smart money habits to adopt during the pandemic and beyond
Realtor Leigh Brown offered agents advice on saving, budgeting and setting themselves up for success during a NAR Virtual Realtors Legislative Meeting Thursday
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 15
Top Agent Network files restraining order against NAR for pocket listing policy
Company alleges it would suffer 'irreparable harm' if Realtor associations continue to enforce Clear Cooperation Policy. NAR says TAN 'sat on its hands' for months
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 15
NAR: This is not Great Depression
National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun predicts inflation will be delayed for five or six years — and then the price of everything will rise
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 14
Politicians: Election will be referendum on Trump's handling of the pandemic
During a forum at the Virtual Realtors Legislative Meetings Tuesday, Chris Christie and Rahm Emanuel agreed COVID-19 has upended expectations for the fates of the White House and Congress come November
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 13
NAR to Realtors: 'You are defenders of the homefront'
Trade group leaders urge members to continue to be active in their communities as nation adjusts to 'new normal'
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 12
Metro home prices rose 7.7%: NAR
A median single-family home now costs $274,600
by Veronika Bondarenko | May 12
Top Agent Network sues NAR, alleges pocket listing policy is 'group boycott'
Trade group says suit 'has no legal basis' and that the Clear Cooperation policy 'promotes equal opportunity for all'
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 11
We talked to 5 CFOs about the road to recovery. Here's what they said
Coronavirus is a big deal for real estate, but financial chiefs don't think it's a repeat of 2008. And some already see signs of improvement
by Jim Dalrymple II | May 11
Treasurer candidates expect NAR membership to decline
Candidates Nancy Lane and David McKey tout experience and crisis management skills as they vie to handle money for the 1.3 million-member trade organization
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 8
Waiting rooms and gallery views: Attending a Realtor standards enforcement meeting on Zoom
At the National Association of Realtors' first-ever Virtual Realtors Legislative Meetings, attendees discuss navigating waiting rooms, breakout rooms and gallery views for ethics and arbitration hearings. Nonetheless, the exercise has been hailed as a success
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 7
NAR closes two-thirds of conference sessions to nearly all members, press
Trade group says discussions at the Virtual Realtors Legislative Conference will take place out of sight because volunteer leaders don't want comments 'misrepresented or misconstrued'
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 6
How are home prices still rising during the pandemic?
Although the stock market has been volatile for weeks and unemployment has continued to rise, home prices have been seemingly unaffected
by Lillian Dickerson | May 5
Proposed NAR policy may give brokers back their MLS data
A data feed of a broker's own data would support multiple systems that brokers use to do business, according to The Realty Alliance
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 5
Coronavirus may accelerate MLS consolidation
The pandemic is forcing MLSs and agents to adopt innovations faster, according to panelists at the first virtual MLS Association Executives Session for the National Association of Realtors' midyear conference
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 1
Pending home sales start downward plummet in March: NAR
Contract signings are down 20.8% amidst the coronavirus outbreak
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 29
NAR calls on FHA to resist premium increases on borrowers
In a letter to the Federal Housing Administration, NAR President Vince Malta said home sale transactions can buoy economic recovery
by Patrick Kearns | Apr 27
Existing-home sales slammed with first major drop in March: NAR
As the coronavirus outbreak hit the US, existing-home sales fell 8.5%, according to NAR
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 21
32% of first-time buyers get financial help from a relative or friend: NAR
Limited income was the most cited factor holding back non-homeowners from saving, according to a new survey released Thursday by the National Association of Realtors
by Andrea V. Brambila | Apr 17
NAR: Buyers going under contract without seeing homes in person
25% of surveyed Realtors said at least one buyer client had signed a deal without physically visiting the property, according to NAR's latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey
by Andrea V. Brambila | Apr 17
Real estate giants' COVID-19 motion fails to stop commission lawsuit
Court rules that discovery will continue amid coronavirus outbreak in suit against the National Association of Realtors and real estate franchisors Realogy, Keller Williams, RE/MAX and HomeServices of America
by Andrea V. Brambila | Apr 15
Shut up! Just focus on selling houses
As hard as things might be right now, it doesn’t give anyone the right to be insensitive to fellow professionals
by Jay Thompson | Apr 15
A change to the CARES Act threatens Realtors: NAR
National Association of Realtors President Vince Malta is calling on Congress to provide more funding for small business loan programs created by the CARES Act
by Patrick Kearns | Apr 14
Daily Dispatch: Brad Inman with Bob Goldberg and Shannon McGahn
NAR's CEO speaks on what the CARES Act means for Realtors
by Inman | Apr 3
Coronavirus not slowing down NAR's pocket listing policy
Several MLSs are adding a 'Coming Soon' status for the first time as part of the rollout, while others are instituting weighty fines immediately
by Andrea V. Brambila | Apr 1
How to get a loan and save your business during the pandemic
The government is basically giving away free money. Most brokerages and agents should be able to take advantage of it
by Jim Dalrymple II | Mar 30
Pending home sales rise in February
According to NAR's Pending Homes Sales Index released on Monday, pending home sales increased 2.4 percent in February
by Lillian Dickerson | Mar 30
Stimulus package passes, agents can now access unemployment
The stimulus bill, which includes direct payments to Americans and expanded unemployment, is headed to President Donald Trump's desk
by Patrick Kearns | Mar 27
NAR revives free program for first time since 2009 recession
The program gives Realtors free access to transaction tools, educational webinars and other services
by Patrick Kearns | Mar 27
Nearly half of Realtors say buyer interest has dropped due to coronavirus
Just one week ago, only 16% of Realtors reported a decrease in homebuyers as a result of COVID-19.
by Lillian Dickerson | Mar 20
NAR's midyear conference goes virtual due to coronavirus
NAR will no longer hold its Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in person in May
by Andrea V. Brambila | Mar 18
Trump may allow homeowners to delay mortgage payments
The administration didn't make clear how borrowers might catch up on payments later on
by Lillian Dickerson | Mar 18