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National Association of Realtors® Launches Exhibit Celebrating Innovative Solution to Veteran Homelessness

Chicago, IL – July 28, 2020 (nar.realtor) In honor of the 20th year of the Good Neighbor Awards, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and Havas Chicago are working together to celebrate the impact of each winner in the communities they call home. Each year, NAR’s Good Neighbor Award recognizes members who make extraordinary commitments as volunteer leaders, improving the quality of life in their communities. In 2019, NAR awarded Mark Solomon, along with four others, the Good Neighbor Awar...
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NAR Stresses Commitment to Racial Equity in Federal COVID-19 Relief Measures

Washington, D.C. – July 23, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® wrote(link is external) to House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters and Ranking Member Patrick McHenry this week, relaying its commitment to ensure all Americans benefit equally from federal COVID-19 recovery provisions.  “Following the Great Recession, people of color did not experience the same economic recovery as White Americans, [and] Black homeownership rates fell to levels no...
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NAR Disappointed in Administration’s Final Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

Washington, D.C. – July 23, 2020 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday unveiled its final rule implementing the “affirmatively furthering fair housing” provisions of the Federal Fair Housing Act. Following the administration’s initial proposal in January, NAR publicly commented that the changes threatened to strip away the rule’s original civil rights purpose, as manda...
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Existing-Home Sales Climb Record 20.7% in June

Washington, D.C. – July 22, 2020 (nar.realtor) Existing-home sales rebounded at a record pace in June, showing strong signs of a market turnaround after three straight months of sales declines caused by the ongoing pandemic, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions achieved month-over-month growth, with the West experiencing the greatest sales recovery. Total existing-home sales,1 https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transact...
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NAR Applauds Congressman Maloney’s First Time Homebuyer Pandemic Savings Act

NY Rep’s bill would make COVID-19 relief funds tax-exempt if used toward home down payment Washington, D.C. – July 22, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® called on members of the U.S. House of Representatives to cosponsor and support Rep. Sean Maloney’s (NY-D) First Time Homebuyer Pandemic Savings Act. The legislation would allow first-time buyers to withdraw funds from their retirement accounts under the umbrella of coronavirus-related distributions to use toward the pu...
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NAR Applauds Administration Effort to Eliminate Duplicative, Onerous Regulations

Washington, D.C. – July 16, 2020 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta responded following the Trump administration’s deregulatory agenda press conference. Of note to America’s 1.4 million Realtors®, President Trump reiterated his commitment to the White House Commission on Barriers to Affordable Housing, which seeks to eliminate impediments to affordable housing, and touted the administration’s move earlier this week to modernize the National Environmental Protec...
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NAR Member Profile: Realtors® Used More Technology, Cited Inventory Constraints

Washington, D.C. – July 16, 2020 (nar.realtor) Even before the real estate industry was confronted with the coronavirus pandemic, Realtors® had already begun to make sizable increases in their use of technology and online tools in an effort to accommodate clients and advance their businesses. That is according to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2020 Member Profile, an annual report that outlines members’ behaviors and characteristics over the preceding year. Research gathered ...
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Realtors® Commend White House Move to Finalize NEPA Reforms

Washington, D.C. – July 16, 2020 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the White House finalized its rule to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act. Wednesday’s announcement, which culminated a multi-year review and public comment process, is intended to accelerate environmental reviews under NEPA to ensure U.S. infrastructure projects are completed more efficiently and affordably. “While uncertainty will co...
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NAR, NAHB Partner to Educate Consumers, Members on Home Performance, Sustainability

Chicago, IL – July 14, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Home Builders on Tuesday launched a new joint initiative, Home Performance Counts, designed to help consumers better understand the rapidly growing high-performance home marketplace – homes that prioritize comfort, durability, wellness and affordability. Demand for such housing has expanded over recent years, with the number of homes certified to the National Green Building Standard® i...
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NAR’s Volunteering Works Program Announces 2020 Mentoring and Grant Recipients

Chicago, IL – July 2, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® and the Good Neighbor Society have announced the recipients of the 12th annual Volunteering Works grants and mentoring program. The program matches Realtors® who work on newer, small-scale charitable initiatives with mentors and provides funding support to individual volunteer efforts. The five Volunteering Works recipients will receive a $1,000 seed grant and a year of one-on-one mentoring from a member of...
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North American Realtors® Applaud First Steps of USMCA Implementation

Washington, D.C. – June 30, 2020 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta, together with Canadian Real Estate Association President Costa Poulopoulos and Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios President Roberto Barrios, reiterated their support of the new U.S., Mexico and Canada Trade Agreement after the White House announced steps to implement the deal will begin this week. “Effective trade agreements keep the economy strong and help sustain r...
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Amidst Health, Safety Concerns, NAR’s 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo Goes Virtual

Online format dramatically expands member participation opportunities for November conference Chicago, IL – June 24, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® announced Wednesday that the 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, previously scheduled from November 13-16 in New Orleans, will be transitioned to a fully virtual format in light of ongoing health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. NAR completed the first-ever virtual iteration of its Legislative Meetin...
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Realtors® Applaud CFPB’s Long-Awaited QM Patch, Replacement Announcements

Washington, D.C. – June 22, 2020 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement today after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday released two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking extending the Qualified Mortgage Patch and amending the QM definition replacing the previous debt-to-income limit. The QM was created within the “ability to repay” anti-predatory lending provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection ...
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NAR Honors 2020 Recipients of the Supporting Women of Real Estate Grant

Chicago, IL – June 18, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® on Thursday announced the recipients of this year’s “Supporting Women of Real Estate” grant. Marking the second straight year that NAR and the Women’s Council of Realtors® have committed to investing in local initiatives that promote the role of women in real estate, this year’s qualifications were expanded to encourage remote events in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Grants were awarded in increments of $5,0...
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Existing-Home Sales Fall 9.7% in May While NAR Expects Strong Rebound in Coming Months

Washington, D.C. – June 22, 2020 (nar.realtor) Existing-home sales fell in May, marking a three-month decline in sales as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions witnessed dips in month-over-month and year-over-year sales, with the Northeast experiencing the greatest month-over-month drop. Total existing-home sales,1 https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transactions that include single-f...
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NAR Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ Equality

Washington, D.C. – June 15, 2020 (nar.realtor) The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling Monday affirming workplace discrimination protection for LGBTQ individuals nationwide. The 6-3 opinion states that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protecting individuals from workplace discrimination based on sex also applies to sexual orientation and gender identity.  “NAR counts many LGBTQ persons among its 1.4 million members, and we are overjoyed to celebrate this victory with them today,” sai...
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NAR Introduces Implicit Bias Training for Realtor® Members, Associations

Training video based on latest research on overcoming unconscious stereotypes Washinton, D.C. – June 10, 2020 (realtor.org) As part of its commitment to addressing racial injustice in America, the National Association of Realtors® has begun circulating a new 50-minute implicit bias training video to its members and association staff. Partnering with the New York-based Perception Institute, NAR’s online video draws upon recent research to illustrate how the human brain’s automatic, instant ass...
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NAR Supports Administration’s Action on Infrastructure

Executive Order promotes needed investment during economic recovery Washington, D.C. – June 5, 2020 (nar.realtor) President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to accelerate infrastructure investments in an effort to strengthen the economy and get people back to work. The order encourages federal agencies to use existing authority to expedite authorized and appropriated infrastructure projects across the country. Just as important, it also states that agencies should pr...
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NAR Identifies Top 10 Housing Markets for Millennials During the Pandemic

Washington, D.C. – June 4, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® identified 10 markets with favorable conditions for millennial homebuyers during the coronavirus pandemic. In alphabetical order, the markets are: Austin-Round Rock, TexasDallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TexasDes Moines-West Des Moines, IowaDurham-Chapel Hill-Raleigh, North CarolinaHouston-The Woodlands, TexasIndianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IndianaOmaha, Nebraska/Council Bluffs, IowaPhoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, ArizonaP...
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Sixty-Five Percent of Those Who Attended an Open House Within the Last Year Would Do So Now Without Hesitation

Washington, D.C. – June 1, 2020 (nar.realtor) A majority of people – 65% – who attended an open house within the last year would do so now without hesitation, according to survey data released by the National Association of Realtors®. The series of surveys, which explored how home buyers and sellers want to safely handle home sales transactions during the coronavirus pandemic, were conducted by the research firm Engagious for NAR as the association kicks off National Homeownership Month. ...
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Existing-Home Sales Wane 17.8% in April

Washington, D.C. – May 21, 2020 (PRNewswire) Existing-home sales dropped in April, continuing what is now a two-month skid in sales brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions experienced a decline in month-over-month and year-over-year sales, with the West seeing the greatest dip in both categories. April 2020 Existing Home Sales Total existing-home sales,1 https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, compl...
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NAR Closes 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings with Record Participation

Over 28,000 Realtors® attend virtual conference, tripling average participation at NAR’s May meetings Washington, D.C. – May 15, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® ends this week having completed the first-ever virtual iteration of its midyear meetings. While between nine and ten thousand Realtors® typically descend on Washington, D.C for the conference every May, over 28,000 NAR members participated in the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings. All nine of this week’s con...
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Realtors® Grateful for Additional Funds for Small Business Lifeline

Washington, D.C. – April 23, 2020 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the U.S. House voted Thursday evening to provide additional funding to small-business relief programs created by the CARES Act. NAR had made reviving the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program its top priority over recent weeks, calling on Congress(link is external) to replenish funds that had proven so valuable to America...
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Home Sales Increase Year-Over-Year Despite Expected Monthly March Sales Decline Due to Impact of COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – April 21, 2020 (nar.realtor) – Existing-home sales fell in March following a February that saw significant nationwide gains, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions reported a dip in sales, with the West suffering the largest decrease. Total existing-home sales,1 https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, dropped 8.5% from Februar...
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Realtors® Applaud IRS Move to Provide Tax Relief to American Consumers

Washinton, D.C. – April 10, 2020 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement Friday after the IRS extended various federal tax deadlines, offering critical relief to NAR’s members and their clients. “During recent weeks, NAR strongly advocated for tax payment deadline extensions – including for 1031-like-kind exchanges and Opportunity Zone investments  – as this pandemic left small businesses and independent contractors particul...
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NAR’s Consumer Ad Campaign Recognized for “Effective, Innovative” Strategies

Chicago, IL – April 9, 2020 (nar.realtor) After registering 2.3 billion impressions in 2019, the National Association of Realtors®’ Consumer Advertising Campaign was announced Thursday as a winner of the American Society of Association Executives’ 2020 Gold Circle Award for Rebranding(link is external). The award is bestowed annually to marketing initiatives that employ “innovative strategies to reach target audiences.” NAR’s national ‘That’s Who We R’ advertising campaign – designed to convey t...
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NAR Offers Members TeleHealthSM to Realtors® at No Cost in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Group will fund two months of telemedicine for members who lack access to serviceChicago, IL – April 1, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® announced Wednesday that it will be expanding access to Members TeleHealthSM at no cost to its members for those who register before April 15. The program comes as part of NAR’s larger “Right Tools, Right Now” initiative – relaunched on March 27 – which is making numerous valuable resources available to the association’s 1.4 million memb...
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NAR Relaunches ‘Right Tools, Right Now’ to Help REALTORS® Face Coronavirus Impacts

Program From 2009-2010 Revived to Offer Resources and Guidance to NAR Members During COVID-19 Crisis  Last week, the National Association of REALTORS® announced the return of its Right Tools, Right Now program, which makes numerous business-critical resources immediately available to all of the association’s 1.4 million members at reduced or no cost. Originating in response to the financial crisis, nearly 1 million REALTORS® accessed $54 million worth of similar NAR products and resources betw...
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NAR Relaunches ‘Right Tools, Right Now’ to Help Realtors® Face Coronavirus’s Impacts

Program from 2009-10 being revived to offer resources and guidance to NAR members during COVID-19 crisisChicago, IL – March 27, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® announced the return of its ‘Right Tools, Right Now’ program, which will make numerous business-critical resources immediately available to all of the association’s 1.4 million members at reduced or no cost. Originating in response to the financial crisis, nearly one million Realtors® accessed $54 million worth of...
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Realtors® Applaud HUD’s Timely $40M Grant Award to Combat Housing Discrimination

Washington, D.C – March 25, 2020 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday that it will grant $40 million to organizations addressing fair housing violations across the U.S. More than $1 million is being awarded within locations designated as underserved by the Qualified Opportunity Zone program, which NAR has championed since it was established in 2017 tax reform ...
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