11 Housing Market Trends for 2015; FHA Move to Boost 2015 Sales

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JANUARY 15, 2015



JANUARY 15, 2015



FEATURED STORY


11 Housing Market
Trends for 2015

2015 Housing Expectations
 

Where are sales and interest rates heading? And what are the potential speed bumps ahead? Here is a quick infographic with highlights from NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s forecast for the 2015 housing market.




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FHA Move to Boost 2015 Sales

The drop in FHA’s mortgage insurance premium may mean up to 140,000 more home sales.


Lawmakers Reauthorize TRIA

Commercial win: Terrorism reinsurance bill signed by President Obama.


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RESEARCH & STATISTICS


2015: Better Economy, Jobs, Home Sales
Existing-home sales are forecasted to rise about 7 percent in 2015 behind a strengthening economy, solid job gains, and a healthy increase in home prices.


Wise Buyers Resolve to Save for a Home
Many people make New Year’s resolutions. Use this data to show potential buyers why it’s smart to resolve to save for a downpayment for a new home

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Association’s Arbitration Award Upheld
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