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KW, Realogy, RE/MAX and HomeServices slap back at ‘bombshell’ antitrust lawsuit

The big residential brokerage franchisors and holding companies filed a motion on May 17 to dismiss the class action lawsuit filed by homeseller Christopher Moehrl seeking to upend the traditional commission structure in the real estate industry. 
Tags: Brokerage, Industry News, MLS & Associations, Regulations, Select, Buyer Broker Commission Rule, Christopher Moehrl, HomeServices of America, Keller Williams, Moehrl lawsuit, NAR, Re/max, Realogy, Sherman Antitrust Act


Is US government investigating MLSs and vendors for antitrust?

The Department of Justice is reportedly demanding CoreLogic and other MLS vendors hand over information related to buyer broker commissions.
Tags: US, Regulations, Data, Radio, Commission, Antitrust, Mls, Department Of Justice, Doj, Ftc, NAR, CoreLogic, Select, Black Knight, CMLS, Rob Hahn


Existing-home sales dip in April

Existing home sales for single-family homes, townhomes, condos and co-ops fell 0.4 percent from March to April and were down 4.4 percent year-over-year.
Tags: Radio, Prices, April, Inventory, NAR, Lawrence Yun, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Home Sales, Existing-Home Sales, MLS & Associations


Federal Housing Commissioner Speaks to Realtors®, Outlines Department’s Housing Priorities

Brian Montgomery touches on condominium rule, efforts to address affordable housing shortages Washington, D.C. – May 20, 2019 (nar.realtor) Representatives from the National Association of Realtors® traveled to the Department of Housing and Urban Development last week to hear from administration officials regarding a host of regulatory issues impacting the housing industry. HUD Acting Deputy Secretary and Federal Housing Commissioner Brian Montgomery addressed the group as 11,000 NAR members ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, Hud, Montgomery, FHA, NAR, Office of Management and Budget, National Association of Realtors, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Real Estate News, Brian Montgomery, FHA VA, Tracy Kasper


Are Older Generations Really Not Selling Their Homes?

Many studies suggest one of the main reasons for the inventory shortage in today’s market of homes for sale is that older generations have chosen to “age in place” over moving. The 2019 Home Buyers & Sellers Generational Trend Report by NAR clarifies this point! NAR’s findings show that Baby Boomers (43%) and the Silent […]
Tags: Radio, Baby Boomers, NAR, Market Information, real estate San Jose


Federal Housing Administration seeks to loosen condo financing: NAR

For a decade, NAR has urged the Federal Housing Administration to make it easier for condo buyers to qualify for FHA-insured mortgages. Now the FHA is making progress on this front.
Tags: Regulations, Radio, FHA, NAR, Federal Housing Administration, National Association of Realtors, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Brian Montgomery, Markets & Economy, Select, Fair Housing Administration, MLS & Associations


NAR files motion to dismiss ‘bombshell’ buyer-side lawsuit

In a statement, NAR said it wants the suit thrown out because it "misrepresents" the organization's rules that govern multiple listing services.
Tags: Radio, Agent, Class Action, Industry News, NAR, Keller Williams, HomeServices of America, Realogy, Select, News Brief, RE/MAX, National Association Realtors, John Smaby, Christopher Moehr


NAR Infographic: Who is the Typical REALTOR®?

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Tags: Infographic, Radio, NAR, Realtor, General Interest


National Association of REALTORS® Moves to Dismiss Moehrl Suit; Shows Lawsuit is Based on Rule Fabricated by Class Action Attorneys

Filing demonstrates lawsuit misrepresents facts, ignores legal precedent and fails to prove legal harm. Chicago, IL – May 18, 2019 (nar.realtor) The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) moved to dismiss the Moehrl v. NAR lawsuit on the basis that the complaint misrepresents NAR rules for the operation of Multiple Listing Services (MLSs), which have long been recognized by the courts across the country as protecting consumers and creating competitive, efficient markets that benefit home buy...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, NAR, Real Estate News


President Trump Addresses Realtors® at NAR’s Annual Legislative Meetings

Remarks from the President highlight, conclude week of engagement at the White House and on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C. – May 17, 2019 (nar.realtor) President Donald Trump addressed a room of nearly 2,000 Realtors® at the National Association of Realtors®’ Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo on Friday afternoon. The President highlighted the value of Realtors® in the housing industry while addressing administration priorities and deregulation efforts that could potentially benefit the real ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, NAR, Real Estate News


NAR approves MLS fee adjustments, other policy changes

Nearly all of the 800 members on the board attended the biannual meeting, held on the last day of the Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.
Tags: Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, NAR Board of Directors, Select, NAR Midyear, MLS & Associations, Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo




President Trump announces end to steel tariffs, attacks Dems at NAR conference

President Donald Trump spoke broadly about cutting regulations and announced his administration struck a deal with Canada and Mexico that would ostensibly lift steel and aluminum tariffs at the National Association of Realtors midyear legislative meetings and trade expo.
Tags: Mexico, Radio, Canada, Donald Trump, Trump, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Markets & Economy, Select, President Donald Trump, Trump Speech, Midyear, MLS & Associations, Housing Policy


Realtors® Midyear Forecast: Home Sales Expected to be Stronger

Washington, D.C. – May 16, 2019 (nar.realtor) Continued economic expansion, rising home sales and an increase in wage growth that is on par with home price growth are some of the expectations for the second half of 2019, according to speakers at today’s residential real estate forum at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors®, delivered his 2019 midyear forecast, which predicted changing future mig...
Tags: Facebook, Real Estate, Washington, America, Radio, New York University, NAR, Hale, National Association of Realtors, Yun, Real Estate News, Lawrence Yun, Legislative Meetings Trade Expo, Danielle Hale, Stroebel, Residential Real Estate Economic Issues


Realtors® Remain Positive on Commercial Market as Economy Remains Robust

Washington, D.C. – May 16, 2019 (nar.realtor) While challenges remain, Realtors® specializing in the commercial real estate sector should have confidence that growth will continue in the marketplace, according to speakers at the Commercial Economic Issues and Trends forum at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun led a panel discussion about the economic forces shaping commercial real estate markets and how h...
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, News, Washington, Boston, Virginia, America, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Radio, San Jose, Denver, Ball, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Yun


Realtors® Discuss Benefits, Advancements in New Real Estate Technology

Washington, D.C. – May 17, 2019 (nar.realtor) Automation is very much a part of the real estate industry and should be embraced by Realtors® and other industry leaders, panelists said at yesterday’s Emerging Business Issues and Technology Forum during the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. The session, “Automation and Sharing Economy: How it will Affect the Way We Work and Live,” discussed artificial intelligence or AI components, including Alexa, bots and OJO labs, and...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, Turner, Alexa, NAR, Simonsen, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, National Association of Realtors ®, Jeff Turner, Second Century Ventures, Altos Research, US Capital Global


RPAC Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Realtors® Annual Legislative Conference in D.C.

Washington, D.C. – May 17, 2019 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® commemorated the 50th anniversary of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee during its annual legislative conference this week. Since 1969, RPAC has promoted the election of pro-Realtor® candidates across the United States. RPAC uses voluntary Realtor® contributions to help elect candidates who understand and support the interests of the real estate industry. “Over the past 50 years, the REALTORS® Po...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, United States, PAC, District Of Columbia, NAR, Executive Committee, Virgin Islands, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Edina Realty, Political Action Committee, Edina Minnesota


National Association of Realtors mulls MLS fee change

The change would require that the charge be "reasonably related to the actual costs of serving those members," officials said Thursday. 
Tags: Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, Rick Harris, NAR Midyear, Exp Realty, Mls Of Choice, MLS & Associations, Chris Carrillo, Board Of Choice, Cameron Paine, Mls Fees, Mls Forum, Multiple Listing Issues And Policies Committee, Rodney Gansho


Realtors® Applaud Sens. Perdue, Menendez for Introducing Bill Addressing G-Fee Issues

Washington, D.C. – May 15, 2019 (nar.realtor) NAR President John Smaby issued the following statement following the introduction of S.1463 in the Senate. The legislation, officially noted as a bill to “establish a scorekeeping rule to ensure that increases in guarantee fees of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shall not be used to offset provisions that increase the deficit,” was introduced by Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on Tuesday afternoon. “The National Associatio...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, America, Radio, Perdue, Freddie Mac, NAR, Bob Menendez, Freddie, Menendez, Fannie Mae, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News


NAR Continues to Grow Commercial Focus through Partnership with Brevitas

Washington, D.C. – May 15, 2019 (nar.realtor) In a continued effort to provide enhanced commercial real estate information service for members, the National Association of Realtors® is announcing a partnership with industry leading technology platform, Brevitas. The partnership with Brevitas will offer Realtors® who work with commercial real estate opportunities to reach a wider audience in the commercial real estate marketplace. Brevitas is a comprehensive commercial real estate sale...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, San Francisco, Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Brevitas, Bob Goldberg Brevitas, Ardian Zagari Co


Are Hybrid Appraisals Becoming the New Normal In Real Estate Transactions?

Washington, D.C. – May 15, 2019 (nar.realtor) Appraisals, a critical part of real estate transactions, have customarily been done in-person by an experienced appraiser. However, with advancements in technology and the rise of big data, alternatives to the traditional appraisal field are beginning to become more prevalent in the U.S. That is according to panelists at the real property valuation forum yesterday during the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Traditional ...
Tags: Real Estate, Washington, America, Radio, Bradley, Phelan, NAR, Brien, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Timothy O Brien, Peter Phelan, Michelle Czekalski Bradley, Czekalski Real Estate Inc, Clear Capital s Appraisal Management Company, Brien John Torvi


NAR sounds alarm on 4 big legal issues — but bombshell buyer-side lawsuit wasn’t one of them

The California Consumer Privacy Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, wire fraud and web accessibility were discussed at NAR's mid-year conference.
Tags: Radio, Wire Fraud, Ada, Data Privacy, Americans with Disabilities Act, NAR, TCPA, National Association of Realtors, CCPA, Website Accessibility, Select, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, NAR Midyear, Do Not Call, MLS & Associations, Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo


NAR CEO says he’s ‘not terrified’ of Zillow

Real estate tech giant Zillow Group has been known to rattle Realtors on occasion, especially as it expands its iBuyer program, Zillow Offers, in which it buys homes for all-cash directly from consumers over the internet. But the CEO of the nation's largest real estate trade group says the company doesn't scare him too much.
Tags: Radio, Zillow, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Zillow Group, Select, SCV, Second Century Ventures, Bob Goldberg, iOi Summit, MLS & Associations, Zillow Earnings


2019 Board of Directors Orientation Webinar

In this video, NAR Leaders outline the fiduciary role and responsibilities of serving on the NAR Board of Directors. It highlights the meetings and events Directors should plan to attend to prepare for the meeting on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
Tags: Real Estate, Washington, Radio, Webinar, NAR, General Interest


Realtors® Gather in Washington to Advance Policy Issues Impacting Real Estate Industry

Washington, D.C. – May 14, 2019 (nar.realtor) Realtors® from across the nation are assembling in the capital this week for the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, committed to furthering their work with Congress and the administration to advance policy initiatives that strengthen the ability of Americans to buy, invest, own and sell commercial and residential real estate. President Donald J. Trump will address the conference on Friday, May 17, to discuss the current state of the ho...
Tags: Facebook, Real Estate, News, Mississippi, Congress, Washington, Virginia, America, Radio, Capitol Hill, Trump, Donald J Trump, NAR, Terry McAuliffe, FHFA, National Association of Realtors


Metro Home Prices See 3.9% Increase in 2019’s First Quarter

Washington, D.C. – May 14, 2019 (nar.realtor) Inventory increased and metro market prices rose in the first quarter of 2019, but at a slower pace than the previous quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. The national median existing single-family home price in the first quarter was $254,800, up 3.9% from the first quarter of 2018 ($245,300). Single-family home prices increased in 86% of measured markets last quarter, with 153 of 178 ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, West, South, Midwest, Northeast, NAR, Binghamton, HONOLULU Hawaii, Elmira, OMB, National Association of Realtors, MSA


Why real estate is in jeopardy

At Tuesday's CMLS Brings It To The Table event, held just before the National Association of Realtors' midyear conference, real estate leaders sounded the alarm.
Tags: Homeownership, Radio, Department Of Justice, American Dream, Doj, Federal Trade Commission, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, Council of Multiple Listing Services, CMLS, NAR Midyear, Brian Boero, Pocket Listings, MLS & Associations, Denee Evans


NAR leaders urge ‘respect’ ahead of contentious Trump expo visit

Trump is set to speak Friday at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at the annual Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, which has drawn more than 9,000 Realtors.
Tags: Radio, Donald Trump, Trump, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, Elizabeth Mendenhall, Phil Hansen, Realtors Legislative Meetings, NAR Midyear, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, John Smaby, MLS & Associations, Nar 360, Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo


Former Governors Examine Local Legislators’ Impact on Real Estate Industry

Terry McAuliffe and Haley Barbour share insights on housing policy in State Capitols across the U.S. Washington, D.C. – May 14, 2019 (nar.realtor) Today, at the National Association of Realtors®’ 2019 Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, former Governors Terry McAuliffe and Haley Barbour examined how policies implemented by state and local governments can impact regional real estate markets. McAuliffe and Barbour also offered predictions for the 2020 Presidential Election and discussed how Real...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Mississippi, Washington, Virginia, Politico, America, Dnc, Radio, Presidential Election, Trump, Midwest, Democratic Party, NAR, McAuliffe, Terry McAuliffe


New FHFA Director Speaks to Realtors® on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform Share Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Print

Washington, D.C. – May 14, 2019 (nar.realtor) Today, at the National Association of Realtors®’ Regulatory Issues Forum, newly-appointed Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria spoke to hundreds of Realtors® and industry leaders regarding his vision for the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Tuesday’s forum also presented an opportunity for NAR to highlight its housing finance reform plan, which proposes a utility model to ensure a reliable and affordable source of mortgage capit...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Congress, Washington, America, Radio, Capitol Hill, Vanity Fair, Freddie Mac, Calabria, NAR, McLean, Enron, Springfield Massachusetts, Springfield Missouri, Freddie