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Real Estate Industry Resources

The links below offer a diverse list of real estate industry resources and publications.

Organization

Key Publication / Event

American Land Title Association
www.alta.org
Title Insurance: A Comprehensive Overview
The objective of title insurance remains the same as it has always been – helping the parties in real estate transactions to determine their rights and interests, and assuring that land transfer is expeditious and secure. Protecting the parties involved in real estate transactions is the reason the title insurance product was developed.
 

Asian Real Estate Association of America
www.areaa.org

The 2017 AREAA Global and Luxury Summit (April 21-23) highlights emerging market opportunities present in both the international and luxury real estate markets.
 

U.S. Census Bureau
www.census.gov

U.S. Census Housing Vacancies & Homeownership
The Housing Vacancies and Homeownership report provides current information on the rental and homeowner vacancy rates, and characteristics of units available for occupancy. These data are used extensively by public and private sector organizations to evaluate the need for new housing programs and initiatives.

 
CoreLogic
www.corelogic.com

CoreLogic publishes a number of periodic housing market reports, including:
- Equity Report
- Home Price Index Report
- The MarketPulse
- National Foreclosure Report

 

Ellie Mae
www.elliemae.com

The Ellie Mae® Origination Insight Report provides monthly data and insights from a robust sampling of closed loan applications that flow through Ellie Mae’s Encompass® mortgage management software and Ellie Mae Network™. The characteristics of closed and denied loans presented in this report are averages. The Origination Insight Report mines its application data from a robust sampling of approximately 75% of all mortgage applications that were initiated on the Encompass origination platform. Given the size of this sample and Ellie Mae’s market share, the Company believes the Origination Insight Report is a strong proxy of the underwriting standards that are being employed by lenders across the country.

 
FannieMae
www.fanniemae.com

Fannie Mae Monthly Economic Outlook
The Fannie Mae Monthly Economic Outlook is comprised of the Economic and Mortgage Market Developments report - which details movement of interest rates, the housing market, the mortgage market, and the overall economic climate - as well as various historical and forecast tables that track and project housing market indicators, residential mortgage originations, secondary mortgage market trends, and more.

 
Freddie Mac
www.freddiemac.com

U.S. Economic & Housing Market Outlook: A monthly perspective from the office of the Chief Economist.

Primary Mortgage Market Survey: A weekly summary of Mortgage Rates.

 
Federal Housing Finance Agency
www.fhfa.gov

House Price Index
The HPI is a broad measure of the movement of single-family house prices. The HPI serves as an indicator of house price trends in various geographic areas.

 
Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies
www.jchs.harvard.edu

The State of the Nation's Housing 2016
Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies is the nation's leading center for information and research on housing in the United States.

 

Mortgage Bankers Association
www.mba.org

Research & Economics
MBA's highly regarded research and economics group provides the timely and comprehensive data and benchmarking tools you need to make a difference in short- and long-term strategic planning.

 

National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
www.nahrep.org

NAHREP National Convention & Latin Music Festival
The 2017 National Convention & Latin Music Festival, Sept. 10-12 in Dallas, offers the perfect blend of business tips, networking opportunities and cultural experiences.

 

National Association of Home Builders
www.nahb.org

Housing Economics
NAHB produces in-depth economic analyses of the home building industry based on private and government data. Our economics group surveys builders, home buyers, and renters to gain insight into the issues and trends driving the industry.

 

National Association of Realtors
www.nar.realtor

Research & Statistics
This section of NAR's website features links to housing indicators, statistics and research reports, including:
- Existing Home Sales
- Pending Home Sales
- U.S. Economic Outlook
- Housing Affordability Index
- Metropolitan Median Home Prices & Affordability

 

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
www.occ.treas.gov

OCC Mortgage Metrics Report
The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report presents data on first-lien residential mortgages serviced by national banks and thrifts, focusing on credit performance, loss mitigation efforts, and foreclosures.
 

REAL Trends www.realtrends.com

REAL Trends National Housing Market Report
The REAL Trends Housing Market Report tracks actual housing sales from real estate brokerage firms from every state in the nation and compares the most recent month’s activity with the same month one year earlier. REAL Trends is a leading provider of trends and research for the residential real estate service industry, and annually publishes the REAL Trends 500 list of leading residential brokerage firms and the Real Estate Top 200 list of real estate professionals.

 

S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices are the leading measures for the US residential housing market, tracking changes in the value of residential real estate both nationally as well as in 20 metropolitan regions. Read more at http://www.housingviews.com/
 

Worldwide Employee Relocation Council
www.erc.org

Mobility Magazine
Mobility Magazine is an informative tool for HR and relocation professionals across corporate, government, military, and service provider industries. In each issue, relocation leaders share experiences, offer new solutions to age-old challenges, set industry trends, describe best practices and polices, as well as comment on key issues affecting the relocation profession.

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