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How to Find the Best REALTOR® for You

Posted in Being a REALTOR®, Chris Polychron, Consumer Advice, Home Buyers and Sellers, by NAR on March 11, 2015 Photo by Greg Roth, NAR Beyond being the winning bidder, how do you make sure you are working with the best REALTOR® for you? 2015 President Chris Polychron talked to Men’s Health Live recently, and provides […]

Rising home prices and interest rates didn’t knock metro Phoenix off the top 10 list of most affordable big cities for homebuyers.

Rising home prices and interest rates didn’t knock metro Phoenix off a new top 10 list of most affordable big cities for homebuyers. The Valley ranked No. 7, up a spot from last year, on a list from national mortgage research firm HSH.com. A homebuyer needs to earn about $46,000 to afford a median-priced home in the Phoenix area. […]

New Phishing Scam: Don’t Get Hooked

Posted in Consumer Advice, Security, Technology, Tom Salomone, Uncategorized, by NAR on March 28, 2016 By NAR 2016 President Tom Salomone One member of the National Association of REALTORS® recently told how a client was scammed by a “phishing scheme.”  That’s when hackers lure unsuspecting consumers into giving up their hard-earned money. In this case, […]

Drones – the Appraiser’s Next Great Tool

Posted in Appraisal & Valuation, Drones, by Sehar Siddiqi on July 27, 2016 The following is a guest post by Greg B. Mays. After years of consideration, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finally published rules on how to integrate drones safely into the National Airspace System (NAS). There is now an easy to understand […]

How to Attract and Close Green Homebuyers

Posted in Buyers, Environmental, Green Housing, Specialties, Taxes, Working with Clients, by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS on March 30, 2012 Spring is here. Are you ready to get a jump on the market and build your business with Green opportunities? According to recent McGraw Hill research, the Green Homes Market is expected to increase five-fold […]

How REALTORS® Can Make Green by Going Green

Posted in Certification, Diversity, Environmental, Green Housing, Housing Market, Marketing, NAR Benefits, Professional Development, Real Estate, by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS on September 17, 2012 Transforming a home into a Green Home can add value to a property, making it more desirable for environmentally-conscious buyers and reducing overall energy bills. By making a few updates […]

‘Field Guide to the Small House Movement’ Points to New Housing Niche

Posted in Green Housing, Home Sales Statistics, Professional Development, Specialties, Trends, by bschwartz on September 9, 2015 58 The current economic climate has driven some Americans to examine how much space they really need. And when it comes to purchasing a home, many consumers are finding they can do with less than an average-sized home […]

Metropolitan Median Area Prices and Affordability

Latest News The sales pace in the final three months of 2016 pushed available housing supply to record lows and caused price appreciation to slightly speed up. Read the entire press release. The next quarterly Metropolitan Median Area Prices and Affordability and Housing Affordability Index release will be Monday, May 15, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. […]