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NAR Approves Core Organizational Standards

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 00:00

All REALTOR® associations will be required to operate under new standards passed Saturday by NAR’s Board of Directors.

NAR Set to Vote on Core Organizational Standards

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:00

Long-term survival as a trade association and industry advocate requires the association to “raise the bar,” proposal says.

Medical Marijuana Issues Hazy for Single-Family Homes

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:00

The legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use is making it more difficult for landlords when it comes to what kinds of rules they can...

Home Sales Struggle, but Improvement Seen

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun forecasts a small drop in existing home sales to 4.9 million this year.

3 Ways to Answer RPAC Objections

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

Here are ideas on how to effectively communicate the value of RPAC as discussed at the REALTOR® Party Conference & Trade Expo this week....

NAR Backs Changes in Foreign Investment Taxation

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

The 1980 law aims to establish equity in the tax treatment of U.S. and international buyers.

Avoid These 5 Property Management Mistakes

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

Balancing agreements with both property owners and renters can leave property managers open to litigation from all sides. This advice from the...

Preserving Mortgage Options is REALTORS®’ Hill Priority

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

Thousands of REALTORS® in Washington this week are letting lawmakers know how important it is that the FHA remain available to people who rely...

Realtor.com® Unveils Profile Enhancements

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

Robust content—including check-ins, blog posts, and client recommendations—will be highlights of the enhanced Find-a-REALTOR® tool...

Matthews: 2016 Election Has Already Started

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

Political commentator Chris Matthews explained to REALTORS® gathered at the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo why the coming...

Only 30% of Condo Buildings are FHA Approved

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

The Orange County Association of REALTORS® has launched a campaign encouraging HOAs and condo boards to get FHA- and VA-certified.

3 Topics Raising Our Eyebrows in D.C.

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

It’s been an eventful week at the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. Lots of news has come from the meetings...

Survey Reveals What’s Hot and Not in Home Features

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

Find out what some of the most popular home features are for luring buyers. 

Housing Heavyweights Welcome REALTORS® to D.C.

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

Members of Congress tell real estate professionals that their efforts are needed to get legislative action on the Hill.

FHFA Unveils New Plans to Make Mortgages Easier to Obtain

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

Tight lending conditions have been blamed for hindering the housing recovery, but a series of announcements by the Federal Housing Finance Agency...

NAR Advances Plan to Track More Members' Activities

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® is moving closer to an overhaul of the way it collects member data, envisioning more extensive tracking...

REALTORS® Remain 'Trusted' Players as Political Environment Shifts

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

Washington may be deadlocked, but two of the country’s top political strategists explain that REALTORS® remain well-positioned to...

FHA and NAR: Partners for 80 Years

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

Today, the FHA is celebrating its 80th anniversary, and like it did during the Great Depression, the agency is working with REALTORS® to help...

Loan Demand Rises 3.6%

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications were on the rise this week as interest rates dropped to the lowest level in six months, the Mortgage Bankers Association...

Home Prices Show Signs of Cooling

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00

“The cooling rate of price growth is needed to preserve favorable housing affordability conditions in the future,” says NAR’s...