Children who live in walkable neighborhoods get 46% more physical activity than children who live in suburban areas that are designed for driving, a new study finds.
The reworked document has been narrowed down to those issues you either are currently facing or will likely face in the year to come. It includes arguments both for and against each issue to help you become more familiar with both sides of the issues that impact REALTORS® and consumers.
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.