National News

New unemployment claims spike, though continuing claims fall
New unemployment claims spike, though continuing claims fall

Economic recovery slumps as initial jobless claims unexpectedly jump.

Homeowners in blue counties headed to red, swing counties
Homeowners in blue counties headed to red, swing counties

Redfin looked at the number of prospective homebuyers searching in the second quarter who wanted to change counties. Home search data revealed that 6.5% fewer people were looking for homes in blue (Democratic) counties than in swing or red (Republican) counties.

Construction employment up in latest jobs report, though still below pre-pandemic levels
Construction employment up in latest jobs report, though still below pre-pandemic levels

The U.S. economy has recovered approximately half of the 22 million jobs lost during the height of the pandemic, according to the Labor Department.

NAR helps secure federal funds for transportation, flooding
NAR helps secure federal funds for transportation, flooding

It was a hard-fought effort to procure federal funds in the middle of a recession, but NAR announced that the president is poised to sign a bill that provides money for road projects and flooding.

Ansley Atlanta partner @properties rolls out national franchise program
Ansley Atlanta partner @properties rolls out national franchise program

The Chicago-based brokerage is taking it to the next level by going national.

Who’s doing better in home sales, liberals or conservatives?
Who’s doing better in home sales, liberals or conservatives?

A new report by Redfin shows counties of both political stripes are benefitting from a booming real estate market. See how the numbers break down.

Civil rights group sues to halt CDC eviction moratorium
Civil rights group sues to halt CDC eviction moratorium

The lawsuit also argues that the feds are commandeering state courts and officers to implement an unconstitutional federal law.

NAR to White House: What about the landlords?
NAR to White House: What about the landlords?

National Association of Realtors President Vince Malta met with White House officials yesterday to press for emergency rental assistance to go directly to landlords whose tenants cannot pay their rent.

Mortgage applications down slightly as some consumers wait for another rate drop
Mortgage applications down slightly as some consumers wait for another rate drop

A new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association shows a slight drop in mortgage application volume amid expectations of further mortgage rate reductions.

New report highlights down payment programs to assist first-time buyers
New report highlights down payment programs to assist first-time buyers

More than 2,000 down payment and closing cost assistance programs are available to help eligible buyers, according to the latest 2020 Homeownership Program Index.

New Subscribe