Americans Feeling Wealthier, More Upbeat; Ready to Buy, Too?

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June 16, 2016



June 16, 2016


FEATURED STORY


Americans Feeling Wealthier,
More Upbeat; Ready to Buy, Too?

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Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index has zoomed to an all-time high. Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they’re not concerned with losing their job, and nearly one-fifth say their income is significantly higher than a year ago. But the survey isn’t completely good news. Read it now.



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RESEARCH & STATISTICS

The Best Markets for Millennial Buyers
NAR analyzed employment, population, income levels, and housing conditions across the country to find the best markets for millennial homebuyers. Check out the list.

Test Your Knowledge on NAR Members
How much do you know about your fellow REALTORS®? Take this quiz, based on the 2016 NAR Member Profile, to find out.

New: Student Loan Debt and Home Buying
This survey of people with student loan debt looks at the way that debt affects their ability to buy a home.

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What to Know About Millennial Buyers
Young consumers face greater financial hurdles than previous generations, but they’re working to become home owners. Here’s how you can identify — and meet — their needs.





LEGAL

Owner Can Challenge Wetland Finding
In a case in which NAR filed a brief in support of the property owner, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a property owner’s right to challenge in court an Army Corps of Engineers determination that a property contained wetlands. Read more.





LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY

House Weighs Impact of Burdensome Regs
A House subcommittee last week questioned witnesses from small, community banks on the impact of Dodd-Frank regulations on the small banks’ ability to serve their communities. Find out NAR’s role in this issue.

Property Owners Win Wetlands Case
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided in favor of property rights and property owners in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co. Inc. The case questioned whether jurisdictional determinations by the Army Corps of Engineers are subject to judicial review. Read more.

NAR Asks CFPB for More TRID Guidance
NAR has sent a letter asking the CFPB to issue specific, written guidance on the Know Before You Owe regulation, or TRID, in its upcoming notice of proposed rulemaking. Read more.

Labor Department Updates Overtime Rule
The standard salary level and total annual compensation requirements to distinguish between overtime-eligible white-collar employees and those who may be exempt have been updated by the U.S. Department of Labor. Find out more about this rule that becomes effective Dec. 1, 2016.

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