Only 20.8 percent of trade association executives are confident about the U.S. economy, according to a study by Association Trends.
After receiving its degree-granting authority in February from the Illinois Board of Higher Education, REALTOR® University, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ online education resource, began classes in its new masters degree program. RU is projecting 270 course takers in 2012.
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To demonstrate the value of membership, NAR launched an online calculator that enables members to add up all the savings they receive from their many membership benefits, such as: free education, car rental discounts, free listings on REALTOR.com, dental insurance discounts, and much more.
In November, a federal judge approved a $2.38 million settlement in the antitrust case involving Pittsburgh-based West Penn Multi-List Inc.
Members of the Plymouth and South Shore Association of REALTORS® (PASS), Mass., came together for a social and charity event, the REALTORS® Got Talent variety show, to raise money for the Homes for Our Troops organization, which builds specially adapted homes for injured servicemen and servicewomen returning from combat at no cost to the recipient.
In the past year, when America officially ended the war in Iraq, REALTOR® associations across the country launched dozens of programs designed to help members meet the unique housing needs of returning veterans and military families. Association programs have also focused on providing information, such as special veteran home grants, loans, and financing directly to veterans.
HouseLogic.com is launching a new sweepstakes for its readers with a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. From January 23 through February 19 visitors to HouseLogic will have the opportunity to leave a comment on a featured blog focusing on a do-it-yourself, water-saving bathroom makeover.
Rents are rising across the country. NAR research shows rents have been rising at a progressively stronger rate in recent years and projects they will rise another 3.5 percent in 2012. Vacancy rates have been trending down gradually and currently rest at 5 percent and that percentage is expected to fall even further in 2012 as demands for rent increase. Historically, 5 percent is seen as a “landlord’s market.”
A recent Federal Reserve Board white paper, The U.S. Housing Market: Current Conditions and Policy Considerations, concluded that stabilizing and restoring the health of the housing market is critical to a broader economic recovery.
How did we end up with the word “REALTOR®”? And why do so many people mispronounce it?