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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.

Minority Homeownership Award Winners Help Others Realize, Sustain American Dream

May 13, 2011: 

While the past few years have been challenging for many, owning a home continues to be a goal for Americans of every background, according to John D. Trasviña, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

NAR Expands Home Ownership Through Diversity Initiative Grants

May 13, 2011: 

The National Association of Realtors® has awarded four state and local Realtor® associations with $15,000 through its Diversity Initiative Grants Program. Award recipients were announced at the Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., this week.

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