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Unemployment down in August, but long-term damage continues
Unemployment down in August, but long-term damage continues

The U.S. economy added 1.4 million new jobs in August, but one economist warns that permanent job losses are a bigger problem.

NAR: Two Florida counties rank among the best in the nation to work from home
NAR: Two Florida counties rank among the best in the nation to work from home

Working from home as an ongoing trend will greatly change the landscape of where people buy homes, according to NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

CDC imposes eviction moratorium through 2020
CDC imposes eviction moratorium through 2020

Real estate industry associations oppose the decision and are calling on Congress to provide rental assistance to housing providers.

NAHB: Residential construction up in the suburbs nationwide
NAHB: Residential construction up in the suburbs nationwide

Small metro suburbs did the best in terms of construction with a more than 10% increase in market share over a year ago.

Southern home sales jump 27.6% in July
Southern home sales jump 27.6% in July

Nationwide sales of new single-family homes were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 901,000, up 13.9% from last month and 36.3% higher than July 2019.

NAR reports three months in a row for improved home sales
NAR reports three months in a row for improved home sales

All four regions in the U.S. experienced year-over-year and month-over-month growth in pending home sales, according to the National Association of Realtors.

NAR, NAHB shift 2020 lobbying efforts in response to COVID-19
NAR, NAHB shift 2020 lobbying efforts in response to COVID-19

The National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders are both backing candidates for congressional seats across the country and advocating for issues such as ramping up production of affordable housing and reversing widespread unemployment.

Another banner month for homebuilding
Another banner month for homebuilding

New housing starts numbers suggest that if you can’t buy it, then build it, according to one economist.

Florida No. 1 for foreign homebuying for 12th straight year
Florida No. 1 for foreign homebuying for 12th straight year

Foreign investors have taken pause when it comes to buying U.S. residential real estate, but better opportunities may be around the corner, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Two months in a row for improved pending home sales
Two months in a row for improved pending home sales

Contract activity up over last year “remarkable,” according to NAR chief economist.

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