New Appraisal Exemption Rule Took Effect 10/9

Certain home sales of $400,000 and below will no longer require an appraisal, under a new rule that takes effect today. Homes that qualify for the appraisal exemption can receive an evaluation instead. This is the first time in 25 years that federal regulators have...

The State of the Nation’s Housing 2019

From the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University Although household growth is returning to a more normal pace, this report shows that housing production still falls short of what is needed, which is keeping pressure on house prices and rents and eroding...

Celebrating National Homeownership Month with Pride

June is National Homeownership and LGBT Pride Month. NAR is recognizing the important relationship between homeownership and achieving the American Dream, and encouraging people around the country to learn more about homeownership opportunities and financial...

Flood Insurance Program Extended Until June 14th

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which was due to expire at midnight on Friday May 31st, has been extended for two weeks until June 14th.  The two-week reauthorization will allow for the issuance of flood insurance policies and the renewal of...