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  • The Voice for Real Estate 88: Flood, Agents, Commercial, iOi
    Flood insurance is extended. Lots of opportunities in commercial investment in smaller markets. Home sales slow as inventories remain a problem. More agents are in the business. Fewer international investors are buying U.S. homes. The upcoming iOi Summit promises competitive advantage.
  • Member Testimonials
    Hear from commercial NAR members and staff who have attended the MIPIM conference in France about the value to growing their business globally.
  • Commercial Digest, July 2018
    Highlights include the 2018 Commercial International Business Trends Report, a 'Call for Action' to extend National Flood Insurance, an advocacy update on e-fairness, and more.
  • A Special Message to AEs and Staff
    Highlights include Commercial Leadership Development Day on August 5th, Innovation Grants, National Commercial Awards, and more.
  • Commercial Digest, May 2018
    Highlights include advocating for your industry, what's new with RPR® Commercial, NAR advocates for Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, and more.
  • Commercial Digest
    2018-07-02 12:37 PMCommercial DigestCommercial Digest features exclusive content for commercial real estate professionals in a short, concise format delivered straight to your inbox, or available online.  Exclude from boxes: Who can see this: Public
  • Foreign Investment in U.S. Commercial Real Estate Remains Strong, China and Mexico Top Investors
    Nearly one-fifth of Realtors® practicing in commercial real estate closed a sale with an international client in 2017, and 35 percent said they have experienced an increase in the number of international clients in the past five years.
  • Infographic: 2018 Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends
    Thirty-four percent of REALTORS® who responded to the survey expect international buying activity to increase in 2018.
  • Spring 2018: Communities in Bloom: Invest, Develop & Thrive
    Consumer spending impact on retail, changes to lending and tax reform, how to assemble great teams, and new NAR resources for members.
  • Commercial Leadership Development Day
    Spend the day with your peers, as you deep-dive into commercial resources, collaborating and networking to strengthen your commercial membership and increase involvement. This course is open to Association Executives and staff, as well as incoming and current leadership!

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  • Building Claws Higher in July
    Building clawed 0.9 percent higher in July, but still underwhelmed year-over-year, according to the Commerce Department. Combined, housing starts totaled 1.17 million, with 303,000 multifamily (five units or more) starts and 862,000 single-family starts. On an annual basis, starts tumbled 1.4 percent. Approvals for builds, encouragingly, increased 1.5 percent to 1.31 million permits, with approvals […]
  • Appraisals Catch Up to Homeowner Opinions
    Appraisers and homeowners are on similar wavelengths, with appraisals coming in only 0.28 percent under what homeowners expected in July, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). Appraised home values rose 4.86 percent year-over-year, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI). “The story the HPPI is currently telling […]
  • Homes by the Millions ‘Missing’ Thanks to Underbuilding
    With building halted in the recession and construction at insufficient levels since, there is a 6.3 million deficit in the housing stock, according to an analysis newly released by Zillow. From 2008 on, there have been 1.9 approved building permits (single-family) per 1,000 people—but, historically, the number has been 3.9. According to the analysis, if […]
  • Luxury Market on Record Streak
    The luxury market is on a record streak, with double-digit growth in 19 of the largest markets in the nation, according to the July Luxury Home Index by realtor.com®. High-end homes are moving rapidly, with age of inventory at 108 days—11 days faster than in July 2017—and $1 million-plus properties on the rise. “The strong […]
  • Homeowner Households Outpaced by Renters: Zillow
    From the crest prior to the recession up through 2016, the country’s largest markets now have more renters, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow. In 2000, the rate of renters was 33 percent; from 2006 to 2016, the rate rose from 31 percent to 36 percent. More than half of the 50 largest […]
  • Supreme Court Ruling in Wayfair Case a Win for Real Estate and States
    On June 21, the Supreme Court issued its holding on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., reversing a long-standing rule on online sales tax collection in a decision that’s a win for real estate, brick-and-mortar retailers and the states. The case dealt with whether states can require out-of-state online retailers to charge and remit sales tax […]
  • Confidence in Housing Teeters
    After a positive start to the summer, the confidence consumers have in housing is teetering, according to the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for July. At 86.5, the Index sunk 4.2 percentage points month-over-month, and 0.3 percentage points year-over-year. Twenty-four percent of homebuyers were optimistic about purchasing—a four-percentage point dip from June—and 41 […]
  • Affordability Challenges Keep Millennials on the Sidelines
    Affordability is fading fast—and although millennials are eager to enter the market, and succeeding, they’re bearing the brunt of the challenge, according to recent research. Sixty-three percent of millennials under 29 are challenged by the cost of homeownership, according to a CoreLogic and RTi Research study. The expense, in fact, is their No. 1 reason […]
  • Deadly California Wildfires Claim Lives and Real Estate
    Fires Continue to Rage in Northern California The Carr Fire—the largest of the 17 currently ravaging Northern California, and the fourth most destructive in the state’s history—has claimed the lives of seven people and burned through 160,049 acres across Shasta and Trinity counties (at press time), as well as destroyed over 1,000 homes, 24 commercial […]
  • Inventory: Is the Drought Easing?
    When it comes to the housing market, the conversation has been dominated by pricey properties and short supply—but, under the radar, there has been an improvement in inventory, according to realtor.com®’s recently released July 2018 Monthly Housing Trend Report. The easing, however, is not at the entry level, but in the high-priced tier. In July, […]