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Why Homeownership Makes People Happier

Most Americans have no regrets about buying a home. In fact, it’s made them happier, a new survey shows.

Ninety-three percent of Americans say they are happier after buying a home, and 83% would never go back to renting, according to Bank of America’s latest Homebuyer Insights Report, based on a survey of nearly 2,000 consumers. Most owners say they have an emotional attachment to their home, and ownership also has improved their lifestyle and variety of hobbies.  Read More

What Millennials Want, Don’t Want – New Homebuilder Study Says

Millennials say yes to extra space – patios and garage storage – but say no to wine cellars, golf courses, and pet washing stations. And for please sake, don’t show them homes with the only shower stall in the master bath! Read More

Top 10 Issues Impacting the Real Estate Industry: Annual Forecast Reveals

As a data junkie, I love Top 10 lists. So, when The Counselors of Real Estate releases its member survey of current and emerging issues that will have the biggest impact on real estate in 2019 and 2020, I’m all ears – and eyes.   Read More

AHPs

The U.S. Department of Labor is tapping the real estate industry for more information that could bolster its guidance for a national association health plan, even as the rule continues to face legal challenges.

National Association of REALTORS® CEO Bob Goldberg, along with eight other association executives, met with Acting Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella on Thursday to discuss a host of issues impacting the nation’s 1.3 million REALTORS®. Goldberg specifically highlighted NAR’s support for AHPs and the Labor Department as the department defends its rule in court.  Read More

July 2019 Housing MInute

Pending home sales rose on a year-over-year basis in June, the first time in 17 months.  Click Here

June 2019 Housing Minute

Both pending and existing home sales rose on a month over month basis in May.  Click Here

Affordable Housing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2019

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS TEARING DOWN RED TAPE IN ORDER TO BUILD MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

"We're lifting up forgotten communities, creating exciting new opportunities, and helping every American find their path to the American Dream" – President Donald J. Trump

NAR Midyear 2019 Recap

The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Washington D.C. have become a mainstay on our WAV Group travel calendar. I guess that is why we still refer to it as “Midyear.” The meetings provide a dual opportunity to gain insight into the important policy issues and the ability to spend some face-to-face time with clients.  Read More

May 2019 Housing MInute

Pending and existing home sales declined slightly in April, while inventory continues to increase.  Click Here