How to Repair Cat and Dog Damage before Moving

Moving can present an exciting opportunity, but if you’re a pet owner and a renter, the normal chaos of packing up could be accompanied with stress over how to handle the damage your pet has done to the property over time. As you notice each thing your furry family member has been responsible for, you […]

Yellen Says Fed to Advance Rate Hikes with Caution

U.S. stocks increased on Tuesday after Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chairwoman, noted in a speech that the Fed would proceed with caution when it comes to interest rate hikes. During her speech at the Economic Club of New York, Yellen noted the Fed will move precariously based on issues such as low inflation and the […]

Former Renters: 38 Percent of Homebuyers in February 2016

Home buyers who were renting immediately prior to their recent home purchase accounted for 38 percent of sales in February 2016 (40 percent in January 2016; 38 percent in February 2015), according to the February 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report. Renters are facing challenges transitioning into homeownership. According to NAR’s March 2016 Housing Opportunities […]

Springtime Home Security Tips

With spring finally here people from across North America will be cleaning, traveling and getting out of the house to enjoy the warmer weather. According to Steve Kolobaric at Weiser, one of Canada’s most trusted lockset manufacturers, there are several security tips that everyone should be aware of this season as they take in the […]

The 20 Hottest Housing Markets This Spring

California continues to dominate the latest list of some of the busiest housing markets across the country. The Golden State boasts 13 of the 20 top markets. Some Eastern markets like Boston and Raleigh, N.C. are also making a comeback. Realtor.com® identified the 20 hottest medium- to large-size housing markets for March. They analyzed the […]

Study: College Debt Delays Home Ownership

Student loan debt can negatively affect the ability and willingness of people to buy a home in the years after they leave college, according to new research by Federal Reserve Board economists. For every 10 percent increase in student debt among people in the five years after they leave school, the probability of taking on […]

February 2016 EHS Over Ten Years

Every month NAR produces existing-home sales, median sales prices and inventory figures. The reporting of this data is always based on homes sold the previous month and the data is explained in comparison to the same month a year ago. We also provide a perspective of the market relative to last month, adjusting for seasonal […]

Pending Home Sales Move Forward in February

WASHINGTON (March 28, 2016) — Pending home sales rose solidly in February to their highest level in seven months and remain higher than a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Led by a sizeable increase in the Midwest, all major regions except for the Northeast saw an increase in contract activity in […]