Home Ownership In The News
Home ownership issues affect all Americans, and we want to make sure that supporting home ownership remains a priority on the nation’s public policy agenda. This page provides links to recent news updates so that you can stay informed on the issues that may affect your ability to buy, sell and own a home, and help us make Home Ownership Matter.
News From Around the WebWashington Post
Popular deductions for homeownership are targeted in tax plans
April 4, 2017
In a recent presentation, Evan Liddiard, senior tax policy representative for the National Association of Realtors, said the Republicans’ blueprint would “nullify the tax benefits of homeownership.”RISMedia
NAR President: Reauthorize National Flood Insurance Program
April 3, 2017
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire in six months, on September 30. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently issued a statement by NAR President Bill Brown urging Congress to reauthorize the program.Big Island Now
East Hawai‘i Real Estate Sales Volume Balloons
August 16, 2016
“The Big Island is currently in the midst of its hottest real estate market since the rainbows-and-unicorns era of 2006-07.”Honolulu Magazine
These 3 Major Problems Stress Out Hawai‘i Residents. What Can We Do to Fix Them?
March 7, 2017
In a survey recently released by the Hawai‘i Association of REALTORS, those surveyed selected traffic and two other issues as their main causes of stress.Smart Asset
The Best Cities to Be a Homeowner
February 9, 2017
“Homeowners in Hawaii have seen some impressive growth in home values over the past few years.”REALTOR Magazine
More Single-Family Homes Are on The Way
October 20, 2016
Builders started on more single-family homes last month, boosting production by 8.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 783,000 units, the Commerce Department reported this week.NAR
First-time Buyers Steer Existing-Home Sales Higher in September
October 20, 2016
Existing-home sales rebounded strongly in September and were propelled by sales from first-time buyers.Tennessean
4 savvy ways to save for a downpayment
August 15, 2016
What do homeowners say is the hardest part of buying a home? It’s not finding the right home. It’s not even choosing the right agent. According to the most recent NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, it’s saving for the down payment.The Detroit News
5 tips to rebound from a foreclosure or short sale
August 14, 2016
As rents rise, low mortgage rates persist and the economy gradually improves, some who lost their home in recent years will be able to re-enter the housing market. For those looking to put down homeownership roots once more, here are five things to consider.Forbes
Why Homeownership Matters
August 12, 2016
The homeownership rate has fallen to a 50-year low. As of the second quarter of this year, 63.1% of households were homeowners. Is that a concern for the country, or should we just let it be as a reflection of consumer choice?
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