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August 2011: U.S. Demographic Shifts

August 1, 2011: 

While many news headlines about the 2010 Census have focused on population shifts and political implications—debates over where to redraw lines for voting districts—the message to real estate agents is loud and clear: The face of America is changing.

June 2011: Finding Global Clients

June 1, 2011: 

For many agents who want to grow their global business, the biggest challenge is knowing how to find them. This issue of Global Perspectives helps you tackle that challenge by illustrating ways to pinpoint potential clients and cultivate relationships with them, using two specific examples—a case study of Colorado and a snapshot of working with Japanese clients.

Foreign Buyers Recognize Value of Home Ownership in U.S.

May 18, 2011: 

The U.S. continues to remain a top destination for foreign buyers as international purchases surged by $16 billion this year, one of the highest increases in recent years.

ePropertyData Provides Customized Data Solutions for Realtors®

May 5, 2011: 

Commercial members of the National Association of Realtors® will have greater access to commercial information exchange data through a new mobile application by ePropertyData.

Realtors® Applaud Bill to Speed Lender Response to Short Sales

April 13, 2011: 

A new bill to improve the process for approving short sales may soon bring relief to distressed home owners who are unable to keep their homes and hope to avoid foreclosure. The bill, introduced in the U.S. House yesterday and strongly supported by the National Association of Realtors®, would impose a deadline of 45 days on lenders to respond to short sale requests.

Vacation- and Investment-Home Shares Hold Even in 2010

March 30, 2011: 

NAR’s 2011 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2010, shows vacation-home sales accounted for 10 percent of transactions last year while the portion of investment sales was 17 percent, both unchanged from 2009.

Technology and Social Media LITE

March 24, 2011: 

Get an overview and learn how to utilize netbooks, tablets, and even your smartphone to enhance your commercial real estate practice. This strong resource is at an introductory level—ideal for those new to using these tools.

Tax Time Less Taxing for Home Owners

March 15, 2011: 

“Owning a home offers myriad benefits throughout the year, but some of the financial advantages of home ownership are most apparent at tax time,” said NAR President Ron Phipps, broker-president of Phipps Realty in Warwick, R.I.

Home Ownership Essential to Job Growth and Economy, Say Realtors®

March 9, 2011: 

Testifying before a Senate panel today, National Association of REALTORS® President Ron Phipps told members of Congress that sustainable home ownership must be the goal when considering future federal housing policies.

February 2011: Becoming A Global Agent

February 1, 2011: 

The February 2011 edition of Global Perspectives outlines the six steps REALTORS® can take to become a global agent -- and thus gain a share of the $66 billion dollars that foreign buyers invested in U.S. residential properties last year. The issue also highlights the resources NAR offers these global agents and the easiest ways to get involved in multicultural real estate.

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