National Association of REALTORS

  1. February 2017: Geo-Political Developments

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  2. Measuring House Prices: Going Local With Indices, Cycles, and Modeling

    The 1980’s saw a period of migration towards the suburbs, but recent evidence suggests that the preference for city living is reviving. The economic literature suggests that as housing location moves towards the city center, house prices become more expensive, other factors being equal. With increasing demand for urban housing, there is pressure for prices to increase closer to the center of the city. How steeply do prices increase as one moves closer to the inner city?

    In this presentation, Dr. Will Doerner presents how prices changed from 1990—2015 at the city, county... Read More

  3. Global Involvement

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  4. At Home With Diversity® Certification Program Launches First-Ever Online Course in Spanish

    In partnership with NAR's Diversity program, Center for REALTOR® Development is please and proud to announce the launch of the At Home With Diversity® (AHWD®) certification's first-ever online course in Spanish. Launch of this course is significant from both a global and national perspective.

    Spanish is the third most-widely used language on the planet, preceded by only Mandarin Chinese and Hindi; English is in fourth place. As NAR continues to expand its mission and influence worldwide, having courses readily available in Spanish will help propel... Read More

  5. Immigrants’ Impact on Housing Demand and Prices in Some Metropolitan Areas

    The United States continues to attract immigrants. By the year 2060, nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population will be foreign-born, a rate even higher than that achieved in the early 1900s. The role of immigrants and their assimilation into U.S. society continues to be the subject of much study and debate. In this presentation, Alex Nowrasteh of the Cato Institute shares his research on the demographics and economic characteristics of the immigrant population, the effect of immigration on housing demand and prices for some metropolitan statistical areas, and their prospects for... Read More