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Winter 2012: Sustainable Housing

January 1, 2012: 

For those trying to buy a home, more stringent lending standards and higher down payment requirements are making it difficult for moderate-income families to become homeowners. And a greater demand for rental housing has made rents unaffordable for many lower-income and working families.

Field Guide to Establishing a Charitable Foundation

November 9, 2011: 

(Updated March 2014)

On Common Ground: Winter 2009

November 3, 2011: 

Protecting the undeveloped countryside is still an important part of the smart growth equation. In this issue we turn our attention back to land conservation. At all scales -- from establishing city parks to preserving farmland, from addressing sprawl in rural communities to protecting wilderness areas on public lands -- providing and preserving open lands are vital to the health of communities and the environment.

Realtor® Good Neighbor Award Winners Step Forward to Help People in Need

November 2, 2011: 

For the past 12 years the Good Neighbor Awards program has recognized Realtors® who are devoted to strengthening communities through volunteer work and helping those in need. The five individuals named as this year's REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Award winners are leading examples of how Realtors® value service and are committed to improving communities.

REALTOR® Award Finalists Recognized for Volunteer Efforts

September 27, 2011: 

Realtors® don’t only help people realize their dreams of home ownership; they also volunteer their time and skills to help improve the communities in which they live. Ten such Realtors® were recognized today by the National Association of Realtors® as finalists for REALTOR® Magazine’s 2011 Good Neighbor Awards.

REALTOR® Award Finalists Recognized for Volunteer Efforts

August 29, 2011: 

Ten Realtors® were recognized today by the National Association of Realtors® as finalists for REALTOR® Magazine’s 2011 Good Neighbor Awards.

REALTORS® Rally for Joplin Recovery

August 4, 2011: 

As the National Association of Realtors® Home Ownership Matters bus crosses Missouri this week, a stop in Joplin, Mo., today will underscore Realtors®’ commitment to rebuilding the local community.

NAR and NHC Bring Workers Home Through Workforce Housing Forum

July 28, 2011: 

Washington, DC, July 28, 2011 -- Public and private sector workers in the Northeast need more affordable housing opportunities. In response, the National Association of Realtors®, in partnership with the National Housing Conference, will host a regional forum today in Boston to help develop solutions to workforce housing issues.

Summer 2011: The New Norm

June 1, 2011: 

As the real estate market evolves toward a new normal marked by growing urbanization, greater sustainability, and more transportation choices, the recession may also be remembered as a tipping point for smart growth.

NAR Grants Help Make Home Ownership an Affordable Opportunity

May 31, 2011: 

Seventeen local and state Realtor® associations have been awarded over $60,000 through the Housing Opportunity Program Grants, a National Association of Realtors® grant program. The funds will be used by the associations to promote and expand affordable housing opportunities in their communities.

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