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Realtors® Go Green with New and Improved Designation

May 11, 2011: 

The National Association of Realtors® is modifying its popular Green Designation program to focus on residential real estate practice.

Realtors® Commend Students for School of the Future Designs

April 15, 2011: 

The National Association of Realtors® welcomed middle school students from across the country this week to participate in the annual School of Future Design Competition. The competition encourages students to work in teams to plan and design a school that will improve the learning environment and the facility’s energy efficiency, be sensitive to the environment, and is integral to the surrounding community. This year’s winners were announced last night during an event held at NAR’s D.C. offices.

Realtors® Committed to Fair Housing Throughout the Year

April 1, 2011: 

As the leading advocate for home ownership, NAR strongly supports the Fair Housing Act and believes that anyone who is able and willing to assume the responsibilities of owning a home should have the opportunity to pursue that dream. This April marks the 43rd anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability.

2011 Community Preference Survey

March 18, 2011: 

NAR's 2011 Community Preference Survey explores Americans' wants regarding neighborhood characteristics such as proximity to parks and shopping, walkability, and commuting time, and the trade-offs in home type and size that people may be willing to accept in order to obtain those neighborhood preferences. The survey reveals that most Americans would like to live in walkable communities where shops, restaurants, and local business are within an easy walk from their homes, as long as those communities can provide detached single-family homes.

REALTOR® Magazine's Good Neighbor Awards Now Accepting Nominations

February 25, 2011: 

The National Association of Realtors® is currently accepting applications for the 12th annual REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards. The awards recognize Realtors® for their dedication to volunteer service.

Realtor® Volunteer and Mentor Program Seeks Nominations

January 11, 2011: 

REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society is seeking entries for Volunteering Works, a program that matches Realtors® who would like to expand their community service outreach with a mentor who is already a successful volunteer leader.

Winter 2011: Placemaking and Economic Environment

January 1, 2011: 

In this issue of On Common Ground, we consider the role placemaking plays in economic development today. From celebrating the uniqueness of a place to bringing amenities such as food markets to make more complete walkable neighborhoods, placemaking is becoming a leading economic development strategy.

Summer 2010: Megatrends for the Decade

June 1, 2010: 

The tastes and attitudes of Generation Y, which represents today's 20-somethings and teenagers, will be what determines what gets built and sold. Environmental challenges that cannot be ignored, such as water shortages and more expensive energy, will also play a huge role in the next decade.

Realtors® Recognize School of the Future Design Winners

April 30, 2010: 

Wind and solar power, recycled building materials and structures that encourage community involvement are all components of winning designs for the annual School of the Future Design Competition.

Realtors® Recognize School of the Future Design Winners

April 30, 2010: 

Wind and solar power, recycled building materials and structures that encourage community involvement are all components of winning designs for the annual School of the Future Design Competition.

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