The Justice Department’s original complaint against the National Association of Realtors, filed Nov. 19, 2020, alleges that the association enforced rules and policies that illegally hampered competition in residential real estate services.
“The net result for housing is that these low and stable rates allow consumers more time to find the homes they are looking to purchase,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said.
A decline in new home listings has had little impact on the market as far as demand is concerned, according to a recent Redfin report.
Housing inventory fell in Boston during August, while housing starts and existing-home sales rose.
Over the past year, outer suburbs, or exurbs, have experienced a particularly intense boom. It’s those distant areas which saw the sharpest increase in interested buyers, according to Realtor.com.
Even as the real estate market is showing signs of cooling and more sellers are dropping asking prices, median home prices increased by double digits from last year.
The strategic partnership will initially target developments in six metro areas where both companies have a “significant or growing presence”: Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Denver, Orange County/San Diego, Calif.; and Seattle.
You might be surprised by the results of this survey.
“The bright spot in an otherwise underwhelming report comes from the increase in the overall number of permits issued, which can signal how much home construction is in the pipeline.” — First American deputy chief economist Odeta Kushi
After a Black real estate agent and his client were detained by police while viewing a house, the National Association of REALTORS® took a strong stance against the “deeply disturbing” incident of “racial profiling.”