Residents Impacted by COVID 19 May Receive NYC Emergency Housing Funds

NYC’s emergency housing fund has been helping renters avoid eviction since 2014, but there are obstacles for renters affected by the pandemic.

September 13, 2020

With Fire Resistant Homes, the Future of California’s Housing Market is Looking Bright

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September 11, 2020

Assistance Needed Now for Renters Across the Country

Without meaningful rental assistance legislation, the Center for Disease Control’s nationwide federal eviction moratorium is a recipe for disaster for renters and housing providers alike. 

September 4, 2020

Arizona’s Real Estate Market Is Heating up Despite the Pandemic

The coronavirus had an impact on metro Phoenix’s housing market in April, but home buyers are back on the hunt this month.

August 30, 2020

A Homeowner’s Guide to Making a Fire Escape Plan

As a homeowner, being as prepared as possible for a fire is crucial for the safety of you and your family. Stay calm and collected with these tips.

August 29, 2020

Columbus Housing Market Update

Central Ohio saw a record number of homes sales during the month of February.

August 20, 2020

San Antonio Home Building Industry Navigates Around the Coronavirus

Home construction was flourishing until the pandemic hit. The city is now doing their best to maneuver around the rapid decline in housing construction.

August 18, 2020

Housing Market Update for Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Monthly housing data from the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS®, covering Cuyahoga and Summit counties.

August 18, 2020

Miami Housing Market Update

Explore the latest housing market trends for Miami.

August 15, 2020

Granny Flats May Solve Shortage of Affordable Housing in Colorado Springs

The lack and high price of housing in Colorado Springs has residents concerned, although the recent approval of granny flats may help solve the problem.

August 14, 2020

Living in a Hot Zone? Here Are 9 of the Most Energy Efficient AC Units to Keep You Cool

With the summer approaching, it’s a great time for those living in hotter climates to prepare with the best AC unit that is energy and cost efficient.

August 14, 2020

Sick of Your Mortgage Payment? Here Are 5 Ways to Crush Your Debt and Pay off Your Loans Early

Pay off your mortgage early and live debt free with these 5 methods and tips.

August 14, 2020

Housing Market Update for Summit County, Ohio

Housing data provided by the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS®, covering monthly housing updates for Cuyahoga and Summit counties.

August 11, 2020

Sioux Empire Housing Market Update

Note: These are interactive charts. Hover over values. While much of the country was working on a phased reopening of the economy in June, real estate activity continued to strengthen as well. Nationally, June showing activity as tracked by ShowingTime …

August 9, 2020

Glens Falls Survey: Vacant Properties

Dear Glens Falls Residents, The Southern Adirondack REALTORS® INC is working with the City of Glens Falls Common Council to develop an ordinance on vacant residential property registry. In order to assist the city in the development of this ordinance a …

July 28, 2020

Nashville Surprises the US by Maintaining a Thriving Housing Market During the Pandemic

Home sales have dropped around 18% nationally in April, but Nashville is pushing through with force.

July 24, 2020

Chattanooga Housing Market Update

Note: These are interactive charts. Hover over values. In the greater Chattanooga market, prices continued to gain traction. The Median Sales Price increased 11.9 percent to $235,000. Days on Market was up 2.4 percent to 43 days. While the increase is …

July 17, 2020

The top 10 cities for millennials to buy a home during a pandemic

Like everyone else, millennials were stuck at home during the COVID-19 quarantine. Now, as the country slowly reopens, millennials in certain areas are finding there is untapped opportunity to buy a home at an affordable rate.

July 17, 2020

These 3 Suburbs are Leading the Way in the U.S. Market’s Suburban Boom

As more citizens are working from home, affordable suburban neighborhoods in smaller cities are becoming more appealing in the real estate market.

July 10, 2020

Owner-Renter Hybrids Are Emerging During the Pandemic

Hybrid housing arrangements combine the advantages of renting and owning, making it popular amidst the pandemic.

July 10, 2020

What Happens If You Can’t Afford Your Home Insurance Payment?

Even though paying your homeowner’s insurance may not always feel like a priority, canceling or defaulting on your property insurance can create trouble.

June 23, 2020

Indiana Tenants Are at Risk for Eviction Despite Moratorium

Indiana’s Governor Holcomb has banned evictions, but the June 30 expiration date on that moratorium still has tenants at risk for potential eviction.

June 20, 2020

COVID-19 Related Scams Are Surging—Protect Yourself with These Tips

With so many relying on the internet lately, there has been a surge of COVID-19 related scams. Here’s how to spot them and avoid them.

June 6, 2020

New Resources for Homeowners Facing Financial Hardship

The impacts of COVID-19 were swift and unexpected, leaving many homeowners in a financial emergency. If you are struggling, seek help now.

June 5, 2020

Without Access to Clean Water, Millions Are in Fear of Contracting COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, it is becoming apparent how many people don’t have access to clean and reliable water—780 million.

May 24, 2020

Having Trouble Paying Your Mortgage? We’ve created a guide just for you!

If you are concerned about meeting your mortgage obligations, don’t wait until you fall behind. Acting quickly may help you keep your home.

April 29, 2020

Selling Your House Responsibly During the Coronavirus

Timing is everything, especially when it comes to selling your house. Should you sell your home while COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders are in effect?

April 25, 2020

Video: What You Need to Know – Mortgage Forbearance

Watch “What You Need To Know: Mortgage Forbearance” about making mortgage payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 23, 2020

COVID-19 clauses being added to real estate contracts

Real estate contracts between buyers and sellers are changing because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the change may become permanent.

April 19, 2020

3 Key Changes for Homeowners Under the New Tax Law

Whether you’re a new homeowner or have been one for decades, these are the 3 key changes to be aware of when filing your taxes. Download this infographic as a PDF or View as an enlarged version.

April 15, 2020

Sioux Empire Area Housing Data

As of March 2020, closed sales of homes in Sioux Falls, South Dakota increased by 19.4% compared to the same month last year. Housing affordability has decreased by 5.5% compared to March 2019. The months supply of Sioux Falls homes for sale decreased …

April 12, 2020

Infographic: A Homeowner and Buyer’s Guide to Fair Housing

Enacted in the late 1960’s, fair housing laws make our communities stronger and more diverse.

April 7, 2020

Taking Action at All Levels to prepare for extreme weather

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April 5, 2020

Scientists Recommend These 10 Methods to Disinfect Your Home

While you may keep your home squeaky clean, it is still possible to bring germs back into your home, and there are dozens of nooks and crannies where said germs can hide out.

March 17, 2020

Smart Homes Are Saving Homeowners a Chunk of Change

With the help of “smart” devices like thermostats, sensors, power strips, and water systems, you can cut your utility bills nearly in half.

March 16, 2020

Picking the Right Neighborhood for Your New Home

It’s important to look into an area’s long-term transit plans before making your final decision on a new home, especially if you rely on public transportation.

March 9, 2020

January home sales spur optimism for New York State housing market

Closed sales and pending sales were up in January in year-over-year comparisons, fueling optimism for a robust 2020 housing market.

February 24, 2020

2019 marks banner year for Columbus Region housing market

The 2019 housing market was fueled by the overall strength of the economy across most of the country.

February 7, 2020

Borrowing Is Now Faster, Easier and More Straightforward with Digital Lenders

With dozens of new digital lenders as opposed to just physical banks, it’s now simpler, faster, and cheaper for new homeowners to borrow.

February 6, 2020

So Long Traditional Retirement Homes

As the baby boomer generation is reaching retirement, they have something different in mind when it comes to housing options.

February 1, 2020

Ready for a Move? Consider One of These 7 Flourishing, Underrated Cities

If you’re considering a move to hopefully find some breathing room, these 7 underpriced cities have all the same great perks to offer with a significantly friendlier price tag.

February 1, 2020

Kansas Housing Stats

“With the strong sales in January, inventories are the tightest they’ve ever been for this time of year,” said KAR president, Marsha McConnell with Plaza Astle Realty in Hutchinson. “At the end of the month there was only a 2.4 months’ supply of homes …

January 28, 2020

Miami Total Home Sales Surge Double Digits in December 2019

Sales surged in December 2019 thanks to a robust increase in mid-market and $1-million-and-up transactions.

January 22, 2020

Infographic: How The Tax Reform Law Affects Homeowners

In December 2017, Congress passed a massive tax reform billed call the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). A few aspects of the TCJA affect homeowners and the tax incentives for owning a home.

January 20, 2020

Rhode Island Home Prices Increase in November

The median price of a single-family home in Rhode Island increase by over 8% to $290,000 in November .

January 18, 2020

Buyer demand continues to be strong in New York State

Low inventory in 2019 continued to push median sales prices up for the year.

January 13, 2020

Housing Report for December for the Akron and Cleveland Area

Housing Statistical Report for December 2019 from the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS.

January 12, 2020

Rhode Island Sales and Median Price Continues Ascent in December

Rhode Island’s single-family housing market ended the year on a high note last month with an increase in both sales and median price year-over-year.

January 12, 2020

The Latest Housing Market Stats

There were a total of 2,995 home sales in Kansas last month, compared to 2,660 units in December 2018.

January 8, 2020

Is Your Neighborhood Trending? Here Are 7 Main Areas to Watch

Noticing new shops, restaurants, and construction projects? Here are seven signs that a boom is coming to your city or town.

January 6, 2020

Maryland Housing Report

In December, the median price of Maryland homes sold increased by 4.5%.

January 1, 2020

Mobile City Council Rejects Annexation Effort

If the vote would have passed, a special election would have convened in December in the proposed areas to be annexed to see if residents there would have been willing to become part of Mobile.

December 30, 2019

The Latest on The Kansas Housing Market

Total home sales in Kansas fell last month to 2,880 units, compared to 3,143 units in November 2018.

December 27, 2019

Columbus remains on the list of top ten hottest real estate markets

Columbus has remained in the list of top ten hottest real estate markets in America since March 2018.

December 19, 2019

Miami Condo Sales Increase in November; Eight Consecutive Years of Price Appreciation in Miami

Miami-Dade County existing condominium sales, including $1-million-and-up transactions, increased year-over-year in November 2019, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. For more details, s …

December 18, 2019

Homebuyer confidence increases in New York

Mortgage rates have remained steady this month and are still down more than 1 percent from last year at this time.

December 18, 2019

NOVEMBER HOUSING STATS FOR AKRON AND CLEVELAND AREAS

Housing Statistical Report for November 2019 from the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTOR

December 18, 2019

Maryland Housing Report

As 2019 draws to a close, statewide sales and price trends remain steady. Average home prices rose by 4.5 percent while the median price increased by 5.2 percent compared to the same time in 2018. For more details, see “Housing Market Remains Stable” f …

December 1, 2019

Infographic: 5 Reasons To Invest in Mass Transit

Investment in mass transit has far-reaching effects that benefit homeowners, fuel the economy and increase sustainability.

December 1, 2019

Home Sales in Rhode Island Increase in October

Rhode Island’s single-family housing market continues to gain momentum with single family homes sales increasing by over 3 percent in October.

November 29, 2019

Homebuyers in New York State closed over 12,000 sales in October

Against the continual backdrop of fewer homes on the market, homebuyers in New York State closed 12,408 sales during October, falling 4.1-percent from October 2018.

November 29, 2019

OCTOBER HOUSING STATS FOR AKRON AND CLEVELAND AREAS

Housing Statistical Report for September 2019 from the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS

November 29, 2019

Prices increase while new listings decrease in Chattanooga region

In October, mortgage rates increased slightly from the three-year lows seen in September.

November 29, 2019

Sales prices continue ascent in Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s single-family housing market continues to gain momentum heading into the last quarter of the year.

November 25, 2019

Central Ohio housing market remains active in October

Favorable interest rates, new inventory, a rise in sales contracts and strong price growth contributed to keep the housing market active in October according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service.

November 21, 2019

Maryland Housing Report

The start of the final quarter of 2019 reveals a steady real estate market throughout the state, according to housing statistics released by Maryland REALTORS®.

November 19, 2019

September housing statistics for Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County single-family home sales, condo sales, median prices, dollar volume and luxury transactions increased year-over-year in September 2019, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) syst …

November 18, 2019

New York State home sales and listings climb up

Buoyed by a strong economy and continued low mortgage rates, the New York State housing market showed an upward climb in sales and listings in September, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTOR …

November 18, 2019

Latest Data For Akron and Cleveland Areas

Housing Statistical Report for September 2019 from the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS

November 7, 2019

Chattanooga Region begins its annual cooldown

The market fundamentals suggest no significant changes from recent trends, other than the seasonally tempered pace we see this time of year.

November 7, 2019

Total Sales Volume Up in Kansas

The number of available units at the end of October 2019 was 10,302, down from 11,428 in October 2018

November 5, 2019

Central Ohio sees healthy of number of homes sales

There were 2,824 central Ohio homes and condos sold during the month of September, an 8.9 percent increase over the previous year

November 5, 2019

Low Inventory Creates Sellers Market in Kansas

In September the impacts of low inventory continued. The average days on the market were down from 2018. Home sales and sale prices were up compared to September 2018.

October 29, 2019

Latest Housing Stats for Akron and Cleveland Areas

The latest housing information from the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS.

October 7, 2019

Voters Approve Property Tax Increase to Build New Schools in Madison, Alabama

Voters in both Madison and Triana approved a property tax hike to the millage rate of 12 mills by a whopping 71-29 margin.

October 7, 2019

New Listings in the greater Chattanooga Area Increase

New Listings increased 1.5 percent to 1,316. Pending Sales were up 16 percent to 1,039. Inventory levels shrank 12 percent to 2,793 units.

October 1, 2019

New York State Experiencing Shortage of affordable homes

The median sales price in New York State has risen 44 consecutive months, which has created a shortage of affordable homes.

September 28, 2019

Homes for sale in Central Ohio decreasing again

After seven months of increased supply, central Ohio now has five months of year over year inventory decreases under its belt again this year.

September 24, 2019

Miami Mid-Market Home Sales Rise

Miami-Dade County mid-market home sales and median sale prices increased for all properties in August 2019, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. For more details, see “Miami Mid-Market Ho …

September 20, 2019

Kansas housing market remains competitive due to lack of inventory

Despite rising prices and limited options, buyers are taking advantage of the low interest rates, driving down the average days on the market

September 12, 2019

Housing Inventory In Kansas Remains Low

The number of days homes are on the market has remained steady at 48 days, only one day less than a year ago.

August 29, 2019

Housing Stats: Closed Sales Are Up in Akron-Cleveland Area

Cuyahoga and Summit Counties see median sales price increases compared to last year.

August 22, 2019

Kansans now pay the state $60 million more in taxes Following Governor’s Veto

Federal tax reform in 2017 doubled the standard deduction, however, the State of Kansas did not. Legislators must act to preserve these incentives.

August 9, 2019

average sale price across Kansas up 7 percent

From June 2018 to 2019, the average sale price across Kansas was up 7 percent.

August 9, 2019

Housing Stats: Median Prices Rose For All Miami-Dade Property Types In June

Miami-Dade County mid-market single-family home sales increased, and median prices rose for all property types in June.

August 6, 2019

Pending sales are on the rise in the New York State

With mortgage rates dropping yet again in the second quarter of 2019, pending sales in New York State inched up one percent from 39,663 homes to 40,054 units.

August 6, 2019

New Study Released on the lead contamination issue in Cleveland

New study estimates the potential cost to owners and tenants, as well as additional financial expenditures that may be incurred to address lead contamination issue in the City of Cleveland.

August 1, 2019

Median Sales Prices Increase in the Chattanooga Region

In June new listings in the Chattanooga region decreased 7.9 percent to 1,283. Pending sales were up 11.1 percent to 982. Inventory levels shrank 6.3 percent to 2,794 units.

July 18, 2019

Infographic: Six Innovative Ways to Tackle The Housing Crisis

As home prices rise and inventory tightens up across the country, states and cities are proposing innovative solutions to provide more homes to more people.

July 11, 2019

Infographic: Six Innovative Ways to Tackle The Housing Crisis

As home prices rise and inventory tightens up across the country, states and cities are proposing innovative solutions to provide more homes to more people.

July 2, 2019

New York Home sales prices, inventory climb as interest rates continue to fall

Home sales prices continued to rise in New York State in May, while the inventory of homes for sale also inched upwards for the sixth consecutive month.

July 1, 2019

Infographic: Six Innovative Ways to Tackle The Housing Crisis

As home prices rise and inventory tightens up across the country, states and cities are proposing innovative solutions to provide more homes to more people.

July 1, 2019

Homebuyers downsizing falls, those upsizing increases in Pennsylvania

The number of homebuyers in Pennsylvania looking to downsize from their current home is trending downwards, while those looking to upsize has increased, according to a recent survey.

June 17, 2019

Legislature Promotes Housing Choice in Washington

Lawmakers in Olympia recently completed a landmark legislative session for housing in the state of Washington.

June 12, 2019

New Listings Increase in Chattanooga

New Listings in the Chattanooga region increased 18.4 percent to 1,428. Pending Sales were up 13.8 percent to 1,072.

June 10, 2019

Mid-Market Miami Home Sales Rise in April

Miami mid-market home sales and median prices for all properties increased in April, reflecting demand for local properties, particularly in certain price points.

June 4, 2019

New York Housing market continues upward trend

The first quarter of 2019 provided several disruptive weather patterns that contributed to less foot traffic toward potential home sales, according to the latest report from the New York State Association of REALTORS.

May 31, 2019

From Clicks to Bricks: e-Commerce Companies Setting Up Shop

For a while it seemed that online retail was not only changing the face of commerce, but also slowly killing brick and mortar retail shops.

May 22, 2019

New Listings in New York Up Over 6 Percent

Pending Sales in New York decreased 0.9 percent to 11,543 while inventory grew 3.4 percent to 63,504 units.

May 11, 2019

Miami Condominium Sales Surge Double Digits

Miami existing condominium sales jumped double digits and single-family luxury $1-million-and-up transactions rose year-over-year in March.

May 7, 2019

Infographic: Affordable Housing in Washington

Home prices in Washington rose nearly four percent at the start of 2018 – the highest in the nation.

May 5, 2019

Legislators Could Green Light Savings Program for First-Time Homebuyers

The First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program could result in an increase of home purchases of up to 4,000 annually in Pennsylvania.

April 30, 2019

Prospective NYC Homebuyers Are Moving to New Jersey

As the property values in the New York City area continue to rise, dozens of once ignored neighborhoods around the city are popping up on everyone’s radar as viable alternatives prospective homebuyers.

April 30, 2019

Infographic: Affordable Housing in Tennessee

Nashville is strumming along to growth and development while becoming a major destination for tourists. The adverse effect: Skyrocketing housing costs. Nearly a quarter of homeowners and close to half of renters are paying more than they can afford for …

April 29, 2019

Infographic: Affordable Housing in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is home to some of the country’s largest and most expensive single-family home lots.

April 29, 2019

Montgomery County Improves Residents’ Safety; Expands Carbon Monoxide Alarm Rule

Families in the most populous county of Maryland are now a little safer, thanks to updated rules by the Montgomery County Council regarding household carbon monoxide detector requirements.

March 26, 2019

Vote in our Poll: The High Price of Housing

Recent data show that 23 percent of homeowners and 47 percent of renters are considered “cost-burdened,” meaning they paid more than 30 percent of their income for housing.

March 26, 2019

30-YEAR MORTGAGE USE SPIKES IN FINAL QUARTER OF 2018

The use of the 30-year mortgage in Pennsylvania saw a substantial spike in the fourth quarter of 2018.

January 16, 2019

Quiz: The State of Housing Supply and Demand

Take our quiz to see how much you know about the factors impacting the housing supply in the US.

December 29, 2018

Congress Passes Flood Insurance Extension

Congress has passed an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, avoiding a lapse that would have impacted thousands of home sale transactions in communities across the country.

December 24, 2018

Houston Home Prices Rise in November

Latest sales information on single-family homes and condos in Houston.

December 19, 2018

Houston Home Prices Increase

Latest sales information on single-family homes and condos in Houston.

December 1, 2018

Beverly Hills Community Host Multicultural Expert Panel

Hundreds of REALTORS® and other civic leaders gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the Fair Housing Act in Los Angeles.

November 26, 2018

Single Family Homes Sales Increase in Houston

The latest sales information on single-family homes and condos in Houston.

November 20, 2018

Poll: Why is Homeownership Important to You?

A recent survey ask different age groups what was their most important reason to be a homeowner. Now, you tell us!

November 19, 2018

Gen Z Is Saving Early To Become Homeowners

Generation Z is ambitious about homeownership, and it shows through their savings habits.

November 12, 2018

Metro Home Prices Rise Nearly 5 Percent

Nearly all metro markets saw increases in single-family home prices with a handful of markets increasing by double digits.

November 12, 2018

Ohio Community Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Fair Housing Act

This video from the Ohio REALTORS® takes a look back through history to the beginning of fair housing in America.

October 19, 2018

Single Family Homes Median Sales Price Increases in Houston

For the latest sales information on single-family homes and condos in Houston, see these three infographics.

October 1, 2018

Poll: Are Highly-Rated Schools Important to Homebuyers?

New findings from the National Association of Realtors® show that the quality of schools is a critical factor in deciding whether or not to buy a home.

September 29, 2018

Houston Market Data – August 2018

The latest sales information on single-family homes and condos in Houston.

September 1, 2018

HUD Files Housing Discrimination Complaint Against Facebook

Formal complaint alleges Facebook allowed advertisers to violate Fair Housing regulations.

August 24, 2018

Houston Housing Market Data – July 2018

For the latest sales information on single-family homes and condos in Houston, see these three infographics below. Click on the arrows below the infographics for more statistics from the association’s annual housing market report. Total Property Sales …

August 15, 2018

Homebuyer demand keeps New York housing market moving

The New York State housing market posted a solid first half of the year with 60,043 closed sales.

July 29, 2018

Poll: Is Now a Good Time Buy a Home?

New findings from the National Association of Realtors® show that a high number of Americans, 68 percent, believe that now is a good time to buy a home. What do you think?

July 25, 2018

Existing Home Prices Reach New All-Time High

Did you know June marked the 76th straight month of year-over-year gains in the median price of an existing home?

July 23, 2018

Infographic: Short Term Rentals

30% of those with vacation properties and 32% of those with investment properties plan to rent them in 2018 as a short-term rental.

July 22, 2018

Homebuyer activity in New York remained strong in May

Homebuyer activity remained strong in May, driving the New York State housing market to the second-highest sales total for the month with 10,348 closings.

July 11, 2018

Iowa Home Prices Continue Upward Trend

The median sale price of an Iowa home increased by 8 percent in April when compared to April 2017.

July 8, 2018

What’s Next: Improving Access to Opportunity

Keeping the promise of the Fair Housing Act

June 26, 2018

A Bipartisan Effort to Make Homeownership More Affordable

Senators from both sides of the aisle are calling on HUD Secretary Ben Carson to finally make condominium ownership a more feasible option for American families.

June 26, 2018

Most Americans Believe Homeownership Strengthens Communities

NAR’s latest survey finds that a majority of consumers believe prices have and will continue to increase and that homeownership strengthens our nation’s communities.

June 25, 2018

A Millennial Couple in Minnesota Does What It Takes to Buy Their Dream Home

Read the story of Nick and Ashlea Garrison, a Millennial couple that bought a house in St. Paul’s in just a few weeks.

June 22, 2018

Iowa REALTORS Join Hands for Fair Housing

The Southwest Iowa Association of REALTORS® collaborated with the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® on the pedestrian bridge crossing over the Missouri River from Iowa into Nebraska.

June 21, 2018

Infographic: Housing Market Movers – Baby Boomers

In recent years, baby boomers have been active in the housing market, coming in at a close second to millennials as the largest generation of home buyers.

June 14, 2018

Pennsylvania REALTORS Urge Passage Of First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program

Pennsyvania Association of REALTORS® Urges Passage Of First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program To Coincide With Homeownership Month In Pennsylvania.

June 12, 2018

New York home sales stay at elevated level during April

Against the backdrop of fewer homes on the market, homebuyers in New York State closed 8,640 sales during April, falling only 2.6 percent from April 2017, according to the housing market report released by the New York State Association of REALTORS. Th …

June 6, 2018

Sen. Mensch outlines First-Time Homebuyers Savings Program

In a survey, more than 80 percent of Pennsylvanians said the First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account would be beneficial to the state.

May 30, 2018

Infographic: A Look at Active Military and Veteran Homeownership

Differences in household composition and financing options incentivize homebuying demand for veteran and active military.

May 29, 2018

Tight Home Inventory Leads To Faster Closings In Pennsylvania

It took less than a month to find a home for nearly a quarter of new Pennsylvania homebuyers, according to the Welcome Home survey, conducted for the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®.

May 24, 2018

Houston Housing Market Data – April 2018

Sales information on single-family homes and condos in Houston for the month of April 2018.

May 18, 2018

Oregon Adopts First-Time Homebuyers Savings Program

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April 30, 2018

2018 Q1 New York Housing Market

The housing market posted a strong start to 2018, even as it fell short of 2017’s record, according to the housing market report released by the New York State Association of REALTORS.

April 27, 2018

Houston Housing Market Data – March 2018

Sales information on single-family homes and condos in Houston for the month of March 2018.

April 20, 2018

A Homeowner And Buyer’s Guide to Fair Housing

Fair housing laws make our communities stronger and more diverse. Understand your fair housing rights. Explore our DOWNLOADABLE infographic below

April 11, 2018

West Virginia REALTORS Join City’s “Open to All” Anti-Discrimination Campaign

REALTORS® from Real Estate Central in Huntington, West Virginia are championing the city’s Open to All campaign, which fits perfectly within the spirit of the Fair Housing Act.

April 4, 2018

Houston Housing Market Data – February 2018

The latest sales information on single-family homes and condos in Houston

March 26, 2018

New York Housing Market Data – February 2018

The New York State housing market continued to post solid numbers in February, reaching 7,328 closed sales despite a 6.2-percent decline from February 2017.

March 23, 2018

New Program Would Help Pennsylvanians Save For A Home

The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® is working with the state legislature to create a First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program in Pennsylvania.

March 21, 2018

Existing-Home Sales Bounce Back

Despite consistently low inventory levels and faster price growth, existing-home sales bounced back in February after two straight months of declines.

March 19, 2018

Is Interest Still Deductible On Home Equity Lines Of Credit?

The IRS has recently clarified and confirmed that under the new tax law owners can continue to deduct the interest on a home equity loan, line of credit or second mortgage.

March 18, 2018

New York Housing Market Data – January 2018

Homebuyer activity in New York State remained strong throughout 2017, driving closed sales past the 2016 record, according to the annual housing market report from The New York State Association of REALTORS®. The statewide median sales price also grew …

March 10, 2018

Houston Housing Market Data – January 2018

See our infographics for the latest sales information on single-family homes and condos in Houston.

March 1, 2018

New York REALTORS® Take A Look At The 2017 Housing Market Share: What’s Ahead For Homeowners in 2018

NYSAR data tells us that all signs indicate that the real estate market has the potential to remain strong in 2018. The number of first-time home buyers continues to hold steady, and there is still significant movement by existing homeowners.

February 27, 2018

New York Hits New Sales Record in 2017

Homebuyer activity in New York State remained strong throughout 2017, driving closed sales past the 2016 record.

February 25, 2018

I Wanted To Make A Statement

With over 50 years in the industry, Frank Williams has played an integral part in fighting racism and championing the fair housing movement.

February 20, 2018

Fair Housing made us free

Pedro Hernandez remembers a time before the passage of the Fair Housing Act when discrimination ran rampant in the neighborhoods of Miami, Florida.

February 20, 2018

Fair Housing is good for our business and our clients

For Pat Combs, it’s as simple as that.

February 20, 2018

Major Provisions of the New Tax Reform Law Affecting Homeowners

The following is an overview of provisions of the new tax reform law affecting current and prospective homeowners. Home Ownership Matters will be providing ongoing updates and guidance on this topic in the coming weeks.

January 17, 2018

How The New Law Will Affect First-Time Homebuyers

To illustrate how the new law might affect a first-time homebuyer, consider the example of Barbara Buyer.

January 17, 2018

How Will The New Law Affect Middle-Income Homeowners?

To illustrate how the new law might affect middle-income family of five, consider the example of Steve and Melinda.

January 17, 2018

Houston Strong stretches to Housing Market as 2017 Home Sales Set Records Despite Hurricane Harvey

Despite the devastation that was wrought on the city by Hurricane Harvey in the summer of 2017, new real estate records were set as the sale of single family homes grew by 3.5 percent since 2016.

January 16, 2018

Seattle REALTORS® provide consumer answers with HousingTranslator.com

HousingTranslator.com, a Seattle King County REALTORS® microsite launched in 2017, provides simple and straightforward answers to this question and more about the King County housing market.

January 12, 2018

Houston Housing Marketing Data – November 2017

See the latest sales information on single-family homes and condos in Houston.

December 30, 2017

Home Prices in New York Continue to Increase

The median sales price of a home in New York was $254,000, a 5.8% increase over the same time in 2016.

December 20, 2017

Homes in New York State Are Selling Faster Compared to Last Year

In November, homes in New York sold, on average, 12 days faster than they did in November of 2016.

December 20, 2017

The Importance of Preserving Homeownership Tax Incentives

If there were ever a doubt that mortgage interest and property tax deductions influence future housing decisions, there shouldn’t be any longer.

December 15, 2017

Experts Highlight Mix of Challenges, Bright Spots for Homeownership

Experts say there is a clear path to improving the landscape for homeownership.

December 7, 2017

How Texas real estate won big on Election Day

The November 7 election was a great example of the many ways Texas REALTORS® engage at the state and local level.

December 4, 2017

Tax Reform Proposal Will Decrease New Jersey Home Values

Homeowners in New Jersey could see their taxes increase and their home’s value significantly decline under the current Congressional tax reform plans.

November 27, 2017

Staged Homes Sell Faster

Selling your home is not an easy process. In fact, it’s harder than most people think. But there are ways to making it easier, and one of those ways is staging your home. 

October 14, 2017

Video: What Every Seller Needs to Know About the Value of Home Staging

Watch this video to learn what every seller needs to know about the value of home staging.

October 14, 2017

REALTORS® Reveal Which Home Projects Bring The Biggest Return To Homeowners

Some homeowners have learned the hard way that the remodeling projects they’ve chosen to invest their time and money into don’t always bring the returns they banked on.

October 3, 2017

Infographic: 8 Ways to Get Greater Joy From Your Home

A list of remodeling projects that received a perfect “Joy Score” of 10 from homeowners.

September 28, 2017

Passaic County REALTORS® Aren’t Just Selling Homes, They’re Building Them

Homeowners in Passaic County might not realize that their local REALTORS® not only sell homes, they also help to support residents in need.

September 24, 2017

Kaua`i REALTORS® And Residents Work Together To Shape the Island’s New General Plan

The Kaua`i Board of REALTORS® (KBR) has been taking an active role with the Kaua`i County Planning Department as the County undergoes the process of reviewing the Kaua`i general plan.

September 20, 2017

Home Prices in Utah Are On The Rise

Year to date, the median price of a home in Utah is now over $264,000 — a nearly 9% increase from 2016.

September 19, 2017

Washington REALTORS® Play A Big Role In Bellingham’s Community Improvements

The Whatcom County Association of REALTORS® has integrated “Placemaking Grants” into their long term strategy.

September 18, 2017

Medina County REALTORS® Have Become A Community Service Resource

The association works to improve local homeowners’ quality of life and to make it a reality with as little delay as possible.

September 18, 2017

Video: Got Student Debt?

Nowadays it’s common place for students to graduate with over $40,000 in debt.  Often times it’s that added debt that keeps young adults from qualifying for a competitive home loan.

September 12, 2017

Infographic: The Road to Homeownership

The road to homeownership is shorter than you think. The First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Act makes it easier to save and puts you one step closer to buying a new home.

August 28, 2017

Quiz: Minnesota’s new First-Time Homebuyer Savings Accounts

Find out how much you know about Minnesota’s new First Time Homebuyers Savings Accounts.

August 21, 2017

Kaua`i REALTORS® Work To Revitalize The Lihu`e Business District

The Kaua`i Board of REALTORS® has taken a pro-active role in the area’s revival, partnering with Kaua`i County’s efforts to breathe life back into the Lihu`e business district.

August 16, 2017

Unlocking Home Ownership for Mississippians

Coming up with a hefty down payment will no longer be a huge hurdle for people buying their first home in Mississippi.

August 15, 2017

Video: Think Student Debt’s Not YOUR Problem? Think Again…

While most never plan to default on their student loans, life sometimes happens. Of well over 40 million borrowers, over 10 million are in default, forbearance, deferment, or grace periods.

August 8, 2017

Video: Do You Know What N.F.I.P. Stands For?

If you haven’t heard about the National Flood Insurance Program, you may want to watch this video because what you don’t know can cost you. Big dollars.

August 8, 2017

Wisconsin REALTORS® Continue To Fight For Lower Property Taxes

Did you know that since 2013, the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA) has saved local homeowners more than 500 million in property taxes?

July 23, 2017

Connecticut REALTOR® Boards Improve Their Community’s Quality of Life With Local Placemaking Projects

Connecticut REALTORS are using “placemaking” grants to fund small community projects across the state that bring a large impact to the people who live there.

July 21, 2017

Austin REALTORS® Work To Make CodeNEXT A Reality for Homeowners

Austin REALTORS have been heavily involved with CodeNEXT, an ambitious initiative to rewrite the existing Land Development Code in Austin and create updated criteria for “what, where and how much can be built in Austin.”

July 21, 2017

Wisconsin REALTORS® Are A Legal Resource For Property Owners

Wisconsin residents who find themselves at the mercy of changing property laws may not realize they can find support at their state REALTOR® offices.

July 14, 2017

Americans See Homeownership as Good Investment

Eighty-four percent of Americans now believe that purchasing a home is a good financial decision – the highest number since 2007, According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey.

July 14, 2017

REALTORS® Make Affordable Housing a Reality for Utah Families

The Utah Association of REALTORS® works to promote affordable housing in Utah. So it was no surprise when REALTORS® supported legislation that would make it easier for low-income families to purchase or rent a home.

July 7, 2017

Texas Homeowners Come Out On Top Following Successful Legislative Session

There were several homeowner-related victories during the regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature, including bills that will enhance disclosure, restrict fees on new construction, and give voters a way to increase access to the equity in their homes.

July 7, 2017

Massachusetts REALTORS® Get Their Hands Dirty At The South Shore Garden Project

Local REALTORS build an organic, community gardening space for use by South Shore residents.

June 26, 2017

Five Hurdles to Owning a Home

Despite steadily improving local job markets and historically low mortgage rates, the U.S. homeownership rate is stuck near a 50-year low.

June 20, 2017

Video: Is The American Dream of Homeownership In Crisis?

For many Americans, the dream of homeownership is now at risk. That’s in large part because the real estate and economic crises impacted some of us differently than others.

June 9, 2017

Mississippi REALTORS Put Homeowner Concerns In Front Of State Lawmakers

Every year, more than 200 REALTORS® from across Mississippi come to the state Capitol in Jackson during the legislative session.

June 5, 2017

Wisconsin REALTORS Win The Fight Against Costly Closing Delays

Wisconsin REALTORS help put an end to Time of Sale Requirements, which required homeowners to address a list of home repairs to complete before they could close on the sale of their home.

June 1, 2017

Michigan REALTORS Are Transforming Public Spaces For Residents

REALTORS® in Michigan are improving communities with their “Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper” (LQC) placemaking initiative.

June 1, 2017

Mississippi REALTORS Make Their Local Ronald McDonald House Feel More Like Home For Visiting Families

Local REALTORS wanted families who were staying at the house while their children were treated to have a home-cooked supper when they returned after a long day at the hospital.

June 1, 2017

Home Buying 101 Classes Are A Big Hit With Mississippi Residents

A series of speakers present their topics in the same order prospective homebuyers will go through as the look for their first home.

May 25, 2017

Ohio REALTORS Protect Homeowners From Fraud

Ohio REALTORS helped pass a bill to stop a fraud scheme targeting homeowners.

May 23, 2017

Video: What Are the Top Three Homeowner Tax Incentives?

Learn more about popular tax incentives for homeowners like the Mortgage Interest Deduction, deducting property taxes, and the Capital Gains Exclusion.

May 23, 2017

Protecting Homeowner Rights and Tax Benefits in Minnesota

Minnesota homeowners are being asked to proactively protect their home ownership-related tax benefits by signing a petition asking the state legislature to keep the Mortgage Interest Deduction and other benefits in place.

May 16, 2017

Helping First-Time Home Buyers in Oregon

The legislators in Salem are currently considering the Oregon First-Time Homebuyers Savings Program, a new idea to help prospective home buyers start saving for their first home.

May 3, 2017

REALTORS in Sioux Falls Build New Relationship with Habitat for Humanity

The REALTOR® Association of the Sioux Empire has recently developed a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to help build a pair of homes in the community.

May 2, 2017

Oregon REALTORS® Crowd The Capitol In Support Of Home Ownership

More than 850 Oregon REALTORS® came together for the annual OAR REALTOR® Day at the Capital in support of legislative policies that protect home ownership and the American dream for all Oregonians.

April 28, 2017

From Toy Drives to Flood Prevention, REALTORS® Lead the Way in the Fargo-Moorhead Area

Fargo-Moorhead Area REALTORS® play a major role in the Salvation Army’s bell-ringing each year, as well as toy drives, coffee drives, clothing drives and Stuff the Truck.

April 27, 2017

Selling And Buying A Home In Pennsylvania Just Got Easier

REALTORS® in Pennsylvania helped pass a law last fall that requires municipalities to provide clearer guidance to local code enforcement officials.

April 26, 2017

Homeownership in the Crosshairs of Latest Tax Plan, Say Realtors®

Major reforms are needed to lower tax rates and simplify the tax code, but that shouldn’t come at the expense of current and prospective homeowners.

April 26, 2017

Newly Passed House Bill Will Avert Flood Insurance Disaster

The State of Hawaii has passed House Bill 1418 to clarify our state building laws and avert a disaster in our federal flood insurance coverage.

April 20, 2017

Video: The Longevity Economy

This video includes an overview of reverse mortgages, a home financing product that is available to folks age 62 or older who are still residing in their primary residence.

April 3, 2017

8 Steps to Take Before Getting a New Mortgage in Minnesota

The following steps are an excerpt from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Home Loan Toolkit; a clearly written and invaluable guide for home loan shoppers.

December 31, 2016

4 Important Conversations to Have When Buying a Home in Minnesota

Buying a home in Minnesota is a big investment and you should feel at ease asking questions, and discussing the process with your loved ones and your lender.

December 31, 2016

4 Steps to Help You Protect Your Home Investment in Minnesota

Congratulations Minnesota homeowner! You’ve closed on your mortgage and are now the proud owner or owners of a new home.

December 29, 2016