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OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

QUIZ: 2006 YEAR IN REVIEW

 Take our interactive quiz to catch up on what you’ve missed or to remind yourself about the real estate news and events that shaped this year. From reality TV shows to interest rate hikes, 2006 had it all. Here’s a chance to look back and see what you remember.

1.On New Year’s Day 2006, the first person of the baby boomer generation turned 60 years old. According to NAR research, what percentage of baby boomers are home owners?
50%
60%
70%
80%


2.Home valuation Web site Zillow.com made a big splash with its February 2006 launch. Whose brains were behind the site?
Google co-founder Larry Page
Real estate investor Sam Zell
Expedia co-founder Richard Barton
Microsoft Corp. CEO Bill Gates


3.NAR’s 2006 President Thomas M. Stevens lives in Vienna, Va., with his wife Lindy and a Maine Coon cat named:
Chubby
Fluffy
Scrappy
Kitty


4.In August 2006, the Federal Reserve decided against boosting short-term interest rates — a move NAR applauded. How many consecutive rate hikes came before that decision?
4
11
17
25


5.The company that operates REALTOR.com officially changed its name in June 2006. It used to be called Homestore Inc. What’s its new name?
Stay Inc.
Move Inc.
Welcome Inc.
Home Inc.


6 .Which of the following titles is not the name of a reality TV show that aired in 2006?
Save My Bath
What’s Your Sign? Design
Buy Me
Close This Deal


7 .According to Freddie Mac, the average borrowing costs for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit its lowest point of 2006 during this week:
Jan. 12-19
Feb. 23-March 2
July 13-20
Oct. 12-19


8 .Under a first-of-its kind agreement that NAR forged in September 2006, all real estate professionals in what country — who belong to their national real estate association — will become dues-paying REALTORS®?
Finland
Mexico
Egypt
Japan


9 .At 7:46 a.m. on Oct. 17, 2006, the population in the United States reached 300 million. In what year does the Census Bureau expect the nation to top 400 million people?
2026
2043
2066
2095


10.Which impressive duo drew huge crowds to the keynote address at the 2006 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New Orleans?
Talk show hosts Dr. Phil McGraw and Oprah Winfrey
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and former FEMA Director Michael Brown
Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush
Political opposites and married couple Mary Matalin and James Carville