Every couple of weeks, in Washington DC, our partners at NAR Research host the REALTOR® University Speaker Series where leading experts discuss important real estate topics. The sessions are open to the public in the NAR building.

Recent sessions have included:

  • Dr. Laurie Goodman discusses trends and issues in mortgage credit availability and their impact on home ownership, especially for first-time buyers.
    Link to recap
    Link to presentation on realtor.org
  • Stephen Goss and Stephanie Kelton talk about social security, the aging population, and housing demand.
    Link to recap
    Link to presentation on realtor.org
  • Dr. Robert Dietz, Vice President of Tax and Market Analysis for NAHB Economics, discusses the economic outlook for new home construction, as well as the policy hurdles and other economic speed bumps that are facing the industry.
    Link to presentation on realtor.org
  • Chris Leinberger, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute and President of Locus, discusses walkable communities and the consumer shift away from suburban, car-reliant communities in this presentation.
    Link to presentation on realtor.org
  • and many, many more.