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The Edwards Report: Delivering at Fourth & Main
NAR President Martin Edwards Jr. talks about the Housing Opportunity Program and affordability events to be held at the association's upcoming annual meeting. (REALTOR Magazine, Oct. 2002)

The Good Neighbor Toolkit: Tips for Encouraging Homeownership
Helping first-time and low-income buyers achieve the benefits of homeownership helps build a solid base for your community. Use these 8 tips to help promote homeownership in your area. (REALTOR Magazine Online, 2002)

Trends to Watch: Affordable Housing Needs Vary by Market Type
Whether your market is rural, suburban, or central city, no doubt you've seen certain people struggle to become homeowners. Which hurdles they face depends on the type of market you're in, an informal NAR survey indicates. (REALTOR Magazine, May 2002)

Sales Meeting Toolkit: 4 Ways to Serve Cash-Strapped Buyers
This tool kit is the first in a two-part series on helping your sales associates tap into the low- and moderate-income homebuyer market. (REALTOR Magazine, Aug. 2002)

Sales Meeting Toolkit: 3 Ways to Serve the Underserved
This tool kit is the second in a two-part series on helping your sales associates tap into the growing low- and moderate-income homebuyer market. (REALTOR Magazine, Oct. 2002)

Survey Leaders
Provide a unique member service with local homebuyer surveys. (REALTOR Association Executive Magazine, Summer 2002)

Growth Control 101: Urban Planning and Land-Use Policies Impact Affordable Housing
Find out how urban planning affects housing affordability and your market share. (California Real Estate, March 2002)

Downpayment Assistance Programs Help Make Homeownership a Reality for Cash-Strapped Families
While homeownership is at an all-time high and mortgage rates are hovering near record lows, the American dream remains out of reach for many families. But this is changing, thanks to downpayment assistance programs, including The Nehemiah Program, which introduced the concept in 1994, and Futures Home Assistance Program (FHAP). (Tar Heel REALTOR, April 2002)

Transportation Vying for Top Spot in Household Spending
A recent report found that Americans' transportation costs are high and rising, and almost match the amount spent on housing. (On Common Ground Magazine, Winter 2002)e, Winter 2002)
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