Does your community have vacant lots, plazas, parks, blocks, waterfronts or other public spaces in need of sprucing up or revitalization? Placemaking is a tool that can help transform these unused or underutilized spaces into vibrant community places which, in turn, may help to increase the value of surrounding properties. NAR offers a Placemaking Guide, resources, a series of webinars and educational sessions so you can find out how to initiate a Placemaking activity in your community.
Last week, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) issued a first ever report on the “State of Housing in Black America.” This comprehensive discussion of recent housing trends in the African American community documents the dramatic reduction in the homeownership rate and loss of wealth for African American families.
The 2013 National Housing Pulse Survey also found that Americans overwhelmingly believe owning a home is a good financial decision and a majority of renters say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the future.
On the occasion of the 100th birthday of the National Association of REALTORS®' Code of Ethics, the organization remembers its connection with its northerly neighbors as well as a famous disaster in the Atlantic Ocean.
NAR’s tenth Housing Pulse Survey shows a stronger environment for home sales and home ownership and less concern about jobs and foreclosures than in 2011.
Boston Community Capital, a nonprofit community development group, is on a spending spree to buy up troubled mortgages and keep struggling home owners in their homes.
Where will you be when you get the next Call for Action? Get the REALTOR® Action Center Mobile App and take action right from your phone. Find out more.
NAR achieved so much in 2012, but one event clearly defined the year, the REALTOR® Rally to Protect the American Dream of Homeownership. Read the full report.
NAR’s Public Advocacy Campaign is now the Consumer Advertising Campaign. Watch the newest commercial, which speaks directly to potential home sellers.
America's history is a testament to the unique joys of living in small communities like the neighborly connection and sense of community often missing in larger metropolitan areas. Across the country, community leaders are joining together to bring new life back to small towns. They are doing it by focusing on smart growth that highlights the existing assets of a community — its history, culture and landscape — or by creating a new source of vitality, such as by encouraging artists to flourish or by undertaking creative placemaking.