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Realtors® Release New Vision for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

Washington, D.C. – February 7, 2019 (nar.realtor) With over 400 people on hand for the National Association of Realtors®’ Housing Finance Reform Policy Forum, NAR today unveiled a new vision for reforming the GSEs. As featured speakers for the panel titled “NAR’s vision: A plan for secondary finance shaped in the aftermath of adversity for longevity,” co-authors Dr. Susan Wachter, Professor of Real Estate and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Richard Cooperstein, head of Risk Ma...
Tags: Real Estate, Washington, America, Radio, University of Pennsylvania, Freddie Mac, Congressional, NAR, FHFA, Grand Hyatt, Fannie Mae, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Real Estate and Finance, Middle America


US home sales rose 1.9 percent in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales increased in November for the second straight month, but sales plummeted 7 percent from a year ago amid growing affordability pressures. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes rose 1.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.32 million last month. But higher […]
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National Association of Realtors® Applauds Senate Confirmation of Kathy Kraninger

Washington, D.C. – December 6, 2018 (nar.realtor) This afternoon, the Senate voted to approve Kathleen Kraninger as the next Director at the Bureau of Consumer and Financial Protection. Kraninger will replace Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, who has led the bureau since November of 2017. Shannon McGahn, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Association of Realtors® issued the following statement in response. “The National Association of Realtors® applauds the Senate’s confi...
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Existing-Home Sales Increase for the First Time in Six Months

Washington, D.C. – November 21, 2018 (nar.realtor) Existing-home sales increased in October after six straight months of decreases, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of four major U.S. regions saw gains in sales activity last month. Total existing-home sales(1), https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 1.4 percent from September to a seasonally adjusted ra...
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US home sales rise 1.4 percent, snap 6-month losing streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales rose in October, breaking a six-month losing streak. But sales are still down from a year ago, hurt by rising interest rates.The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing... [Author: [email protected]]
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Existing-Home Sales Remain Flat Nationally, Mixed Results Regionally

Washington, D.C. September 20, 2018 (nar.realtor) Existing-home sales remained steady in August after four straight months of decline, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest canceled out downturns in the South and West. Total existing-home sales(1), https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, did not change from July and remained at a sea...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, West, Nation, South, Midwest, Northeast, COLUMBUS Ohio, NAR, Columbia Missouri, U S Census Bureau, National Association of Realtors, Midland Texas


Existing-Home Sales Slip 0.7 Percent in July

Washington, D.C. – August 22, 2018 (nar.realtor) Existing-home sales subsided for the fourth straight month in July to their slowest pace in over two years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The West was the only major region with an increase in sales last month. Total existing-home sales(1), https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, decreased 0.7 percent to a seasonally a...
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Existing-Home Sales Slip 0.7 Percent in July

Washington, D.C – August 22, 2018 (nar.realtor) Existing-home sales subsided for the fourth straight month in July to their slowest pace in over two years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The West was the only major region with an increase in sales last month. Total existing-home sales,(1) https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, decreased 0.7 percent to a seasonally ad...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, West, 2018, South, June, Midwest, Freddie Mac, Northeast, NAR, Columbia Missouri, U S Census Bureau, National Association of Realtors


Financial Wellness Starts Now!

NAR PULSE—The National Association of REALTORS® proudly introduces the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness, a new online resource designed specifically to help all REALTORS®—no matter age, industry experience or amount of wealth—navigate financial planning and prepare for retirement. Encourage your agents to log in to www.FinancialWellness.realtor and start navigating their financial security—one goal at a time—today! Keep Cool With American Home Shield® A home warranty offer is available to...
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Pending Home Sales Reverse Course, Rise 0.9 Percent in June

Washington, D.C. – July 30, 2018 (nar.realtor) Pending home sales increased in all four major regions in June, but overall activity lagged year ago levels for the sixth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 0.9 percent to 106.9 in June from 105.9 in May. Despite last month’s increase, contract signings are still down 2.5 percent on an annu...
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US pending home sales rose 0.9 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in June compared to May, but the volume of pending sales has slipped over the past year.The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its pending home sales... [Author: [email protected]]
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Existing-Home Sales Subside 0.6 Percent in June

Washington, D.C. – July 23, 2018 (nar.realtor) Existing-home sales decreased for the third straight month in June, as declines in the South and West exceeded sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The ongoing supply and demand imbalance helped push June’s median sales price to a new all-time high. Total existing-home sales(1), https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, tow...
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National Association of Realtors® Applauds Introduction of 21st Century Internet Act

Washington, D.C. – July 17, 2018 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® commends Rep. Mike Coffman for his introduction of the 21st Century Internet Act. Rep. Coffman’s bill comes in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2017 decision to dismantle net neutrality regulations, with the legislation ensuring that Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, cannot block or throttle online content or services. In November 2017, the FCC, under chairman Ajit Pai, released a plan to...
Tags: Real Estate, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Internet, Congress, Washington, America, Radio, Federal Communications Commission, NAR, Columbia Missouri, National Association of Realtors, Coffman, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Ajit Pai


Realtors® Survey Shows Rising Membership, Younger Agents Joining Industry

Washington, D.C. – July 19, 2018 (nar.realtor) The income and sales volume of National Association of Realtors® members dropped slightly over the last year, but membership increased as younger members continue to enter the industry, according to the 2018 National Association of Realtors® Member Profile. This past year, there was a rise in new members from 1.22 million in March 2017 to 1.30 million in April 2018. The profile found that 29 percent of members have less than two years of experience...
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Pending Home Sales Inch Back 0.5 Percent in May

Washington, D.C. – June 27, 2018 (nar.realtor) Pending home sales decreased modestly in May and have now fallen on an annualized basis for the fifth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. A larger decline in contract activity in the South offset gains in the Northeast, Midwest and West. The Pending Home Sales Index,* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 0.5 percent to 105.9 in May from 106.4 in April. ...
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Realtors® Commend Supreme Court Decision Promoting Fairness Between Online, Main Street Businesses

Washington, D.C. – June 21, 2018 (PRNewswire) The Supreme Court today announced its decision in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., holding that states have the right to require online sellers to collect and remit sales tax. The court upheld a South Dakota law that applies to retailers that engage in 200 or more transactions or deliver more than $100,000 worth of goods or services into South Dakota per year, paving the way for all states to require sales tax collection from online retaile...
Tags: Real Estate, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Online, Radio, South Dakota, Sales Tax, NAR, Columbia Missouri, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Voice for Real Estate is America, Elizabeth Mendenhall, Wayfair Inc


Existing-Home Sales Backpedal, Decrease 0.4 Percent in May

Washington, D.C. – June 20, 2018 (nar.realtor) Existing-home sales fell back for the second straight month in May, as only the Northeast region saw an uptick in activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales(1), https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, decreased 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43 million in May from downwardly ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, West, 2018, Market, South, Midwest, Freddie Mac, COLUMBUS Ohio, NAR, Columbia Missouri, May, U S Census Bureau


The Fight Isn’t Over: Industry in Opposition of Net Neutrality Repeal

It’s official. The internet freedom rules implemented by the Obama administration in 2015—known as net neutrality or Open Internet Order—are no longer in effect, as of June 11. It’s been a turbulent year fraught with wide-spread public outrage following the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote last December to repeal the net neutrality protections through the Restoring Internet Freedom Order. Could these rules make a comeback? A bill looking to overturn the repeal made it through the Sen...
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Tips to Save Time and Money on Home Maintenance from HouseLogic

Washington, D.C. – June 7, 2018 (PRNewswire) Many homeowners would be surprised to find out all the areas they are wasting money on maintaining their home. This month’s “Secrets for Maintaining Your Home With Less Time, Money” spotlight from HouseLogic.com, the comprehensive website for homeowners from the National Association of Realtors®, features five articles and an infographic containing information, tips and advice on how homeowners can keep their home in tip-top shape without breaking the...
Tags: Real Estate, Money, News, Washington, Savings, Time, America, Radio, Home Maintenance, Save, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Jane Dollinger, House Logic


June Is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month, and the industry is recognizing the importance of homeownership as a milestone of the American Dream. This year’s theme, set by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is “Find Your Place.” HUD is one of many agencies that provide resources to help consumers obtain and sustain homeownership. Through its network of housing agencies, consumers can seek out counselors for homeowner education, foreclosure prevention and budgeting assistance. With ...
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Pending Home Sales Lose Steam in April, Decline 1.3 Percent

Washington, D.C. – May 31, 2018 (nar.realtor) After two straight months of modest increases, pending home sales dipped in April to their third-lowest level over the past year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions saw no gain in contract activity last month. The Pending Home Sales Index,* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, declined 1.3 percent to 106.4 in April from an upwardly revised 107.8 in March. With ...
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Existing-Home Sales Slide 2.5 Percent in April

Washington, D.C. – May 24, 2018 (nar.realtor) After moving upward for two straight months, existing-home sales retreated in April on both a monthly and annualized basis, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four major regions saw no gain in sales activity last month. Total existing-home sales(1), https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, decreased 2.5 percent to a seasona...
Tags: Real Estate, Washington, America, Radio, West, 2018, South, Midwest, April, Freddie Mac, Northeast, COLUMBUS Ohio, NAR, Columbia Missouri, U S Census Bureau, National Association of Realtors


NAR: Acting Director Mulvaney, Panelists Discuss Future of the CFPB and Real Estate Regulatory Policy

Washington, D.C. – May 15, 2018 (PRNewswire) The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection plans to eliminate regulation by enforcement and increase regulatory clarity, according to speakers at the Regulatory Issues Forum at the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. The high-profile session, keynoted by CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, focused on regulatory policy concerns important to the real estate industry. During his remarks, Mulvaney addressed the latest actions out of th...
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Statement from NAR President Mendenhall Regarding Fannie, Freddie Profits

Washington, D.C. – May 2, 2018 (nar.realtor) Government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both reported multi-billion dollar profits this week. NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty issued the following statement calling on the Federal Housing Finance Agency to reduce the fees the GSEs charge to lenders and homebuyers: “The National Association of Realtors® urges government-sponsored enterprises Fann...
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Pending Home Sales Move Up 0.4 Percent in March

Washington, D.C. – April 30, 2018 (nar.realtor) Pending home sales inched higher for the second consecutive month in March, but unrelenting inventory constraints once again kept overall activity below year ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* https://www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, inched up 0.4 percent to 107.6 in March from a downwardly revised 107.2 in February. Even with las...
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How to Get – and Enjoy! – an Easy-Care Yard

Washington, D.C. – April 27, 2018 (PRNewswire) Most people love spending time relaxing in their outdoor spaces. But for homeowners who do not enjoy mowing the lawn, fertilizing, weeding or pruning bushes, their outdoor spaces can seem more like a chore. This month’s “The Mistake-Free Guide to an Easy-Care Yard” spotlight from Houselogic.com, the comprehensive website for homeowners, buyers and sellers from the National Association of Realtors®, features four articles containing information, tips...
Tags: Yard, Garden, Real Estate, Washington, Advice, Summer, America, Help, Radio, Tips, Tip, Backyard, Back Yard, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News


Existing-Home Sales Climb 1.1 Percent in March

Washington, D.C. – April 23, 2018 (nar.realtor) Existing-home sales grew for the second consecutive month in March, but lagging inventory levels and affordability constraints kept sales activity below year ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales(1), https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 1.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual ra...
Tags: Real Estate, Washington, America, Radio, West, 2018, March, South, Midwest, Freddie Mac, Northeast, NAR, Columbia Missouri, U S Census Bureau, National Association of Realtors, Midland Texas


Statement from NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson Regarding Innovation and Competition in Real Estate Brokerage

Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2018 (nar.realtor) Later this year, a 10-year old settlement and consent decree between the National Association of Realtors® and the U.S. Department of Justice mandating how listings are displayed by online brokerages will expire. Prior to that, on June 5, 2018, NAR will have the opportunity to demonstrate the breadth and depth of competition in the real estate and brokerage industry at a public workshop held by the DOJ and Federal Trade Commission. To help show ho...
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Spring Cleaning Solutions for Everyone from HouseLogic

Washington, D.C. – March 30, 2018 (PRNewswire) Spring has sprung, and for most Americans, that means it’s time to pull out the duster, grab the sponge and start their annual spring cleaning. This month’s “Choose Your Own Spring Cleaning Plan!” spotlight from HouseLogic.com, the comprehensive website for home owners, buyers and sellers from the National Association of Realtors®, features five articles containing information, tips and advice on the best cleaning methods for homeowners based on the...
Tags: Real Estate, Washington, America, Radio, 2018, Tips, Spring, Tip, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Jane Dollinger, Spring cleaning, HouseLogic


Pending Home Sales Reverse Course in February, Rise 3.1 Percent

Washington, D.C. – March 28, 2018 (PRNewswire) Pending home sales snapped back in much of the country in February, but weakening affordability and not enough inventory on the market restricted overall activity compared to a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, grew 3.1 percent to 107.5 in February from a downwardly revised 104.3 in January. Even wit...
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