11 Charts Tell All about First-Time Buyers; Existing-Home Sales Rebound

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11 Charts Say All You Need
to Know about First-Time Buyers

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Take a peek at these 11 charts on first-time buyer trends, and get an outlook for the future. The results may surprise you. See the charts now.






Existing-Home Sales Rebound

Existing-home sales bounced back in December. See how total 2014 sales stacked up to 2013’s.


More RESPA Fines from CFPB

Find out why two banks have been fined in the latest RESPA enforcement action by the CFPB.


Report: Staging Sways Buyers

Nearly half of buyers are affected by home staging, says a new NAR report. Read more.






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Existing-Home Sales Rebound in December
Despite low inventory, existing-home sales bounced back in December and climbed above an annual pace of 5 million sales for the sixth time in seven months. Find out how total sales in 2014 compared to those in 2013.


How a Decade Has Changed REALTORS®
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CFPB Again Targets RESPA Kickbacks
Two banks have been hit with fines in the latest enforcement action from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB joined with the Maryland attorney general to stop illegal payments for referrals under the guise of marketing and other agreements. Know what the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act requires. Register now for a free webinar.


NAR Backs Open Internet Rules
NAR has submitted comments to two congressional committees stating its support of open Internet rules to protect American businesses and consumers. Get details.


House Hears Drone Innovations, Rules
NAR has sent a letter to a House committee supporting clear regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration permitting the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems, also called drones. The committee held hearings last week on drone innovations and the need for rules on commercial use.


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