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NAR: It's Time to Pass the Equality Act

Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021

The association applauds the House for advancing a bill to the Senate that would extend fair housing and other protections to LGBTQ Americans.

Contract Signings Retreat, Not Enough Homes for Sale

Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021

Home sales could be higher, but eager buyers are finding a lack of supply. Read more from NAR's latest housing report.<div> </div>

Many Homeowners Admit Not Knowing How to Maintain Their Home

Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021

Home maintenance affects value over the long run. But a new survey shows that homeowners lack knowledge in how to properly maintain a lot of their home's appliances and systems.

New-Home Sales Jump 19% Annually

Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021

The median sales price for a new home was $346,400 in January, but builders are trying to control higher construction costs.

Windermere, Notarize Seek to Eliminate Exclusionary Title Documents

Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021

Discriminatory language is being uncovered in title documents that once sought to limit who could buy a property. The real estate community and tech companies are stepping up to remove it.

Why Are More First-Time Buyers Shunning FHA Financing?

Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021

FHA-insured loans once were the favorite of first-time buyers, but now more rookie buyers are opting for more conventional mortgages. What has changed?

Warehouses, Storefronts Gain Value in States With Legal Cannabis

Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021

Commercial property owners are finding they can charge a premium as investors look for locations for new cannabis businesses.

Housing Providers Struggle as Renters Miss Payments

Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021

With millions of tenants behind on their rent, many owners are facing financial hardship. About $11 billion is needed monthly to assist renters and owners, NAR estimates.

Home Improvement Projects Continue to Keep Owners Busy

Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021

Kitchen and bathroom updates continue to top to-do lists as owners grow more comfortable securing financing.

Which Is Cheaper: Buying an Existing Home or Building New?

Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021

Buyers who limit their construction costs and omit upgrades could save thousands of dollars, a study says.