Economist Commentaries




Since 1987, NAR's Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers has tracked the number of weeks on the market a home is listed. In 2014 and 2015, homes sold on the market at a median of four weeks. This is the shortest time homes have sold on the market in the last twenty years.

Historical Low “Time on Market” to Sell a Home




What is a 1031 exchange, who benefits from these transactions, and what is the economic impact of these exchanges? In a presentation in the REALTOR University Speaker Series held recently, Dr. David Ling discussed the features of like-kind exchanges, the net incremental benefit of these transactions compared to a sell-purchase strategy, and the economic impact

Economic Impact of 1031 Exchanges: A REALTOR® University Speaker Series ...




In November 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) integrated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and Truth in Lending Act (TILA) disclosures and regulations,  also known as “TRID” or “Know Before You Owe.” Any transaction involving a mortgage will use new CFPB disclosure forms. The new TRID rules […]

Steady Improvement as TRID Effects Wane



  While Millennials, or Gen Y, are the largest group of homebuyers, Gen X is also an important generational group. For starters they comprise 26 percent of recent buyers and are the most racially and ethnically diverse population of buyers[1]. They also are in their peak income-making years and have […]

Gen X: Millennials Are Not the Only Generation that Wants ...



  Commercial real estate (CRE) notched another year of growth in 2015, favored by continued macroeconomic growth and broadening capital markets, according to the Expectations & Market Realities in Real Estate 2016: Navigating through the Crosscurrents report, released by Deloitte, the National Association of REALTORS®, and Situs RERC. While global […]

Commercial Lending Conditions Tighten in REALTORS® CRE Markets