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Realtors® Report Americans Prefer to Live in Mixed-Use, Walkable Communities

November 4, 2013: 

Research by the National Association of Realtors® has consistently revealed that Americans prefer walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods and shorter commutes.

Realtors® to Regulators: Aligning QRM with QM Assures Safe, Sound Mortgage Lending

October 31, 2013: 

NAR believes that aligning the QRM definition with the QM definition removes the risky product features and low- or no-documentation lending that led to increased defaults, without excluding those buyers who are unable to afford a high down payment.

Realtors® Applaud Bipartisan Legislation to Delay Flood Insurance Rate Increases

October 29, 2013: 

NAR supports the 'Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act,' and urges its immediate consideration.

Realtors® Advocate Housing Finance System Overhaul That Protects Taxpayers and Access to Credit

October 29, 2013: 

On behalf of the leading advocate for homeownership and housing issues, NAR President Gary Thomas recommended essential reforms to the current housing finance structure that will benefit consumers.

Pending Home Sales Continue Slide in September

October 28, 2013: 

Pending home sales declined for the fourth consecutive month in September, as higher mortgage interest rates and higher home prices curbed buying power.

Then and Now: A Decade of Technology in Real Estate

October 25, 2013: 

A 10-year history shows REALTORS®’ evolving use of technology, the Internet and social media and the essential role that technology plays in the real estate transaction.

Existing-Home Sales Down in September but Prices Rise

October 21, 2013: 

After hitting the highest level in nearly four years, existing-home sales declined in September, but limited inventory conditions continued to pressure home prices in much of the country.

NAR Uses Big Data To Make a Big Difference for Realtors®

October 21, 2013: 

Today’s ever-evolving technology world is transforming the real estate industry, not only with new applications and tools, but also in generating volumes of information about how people approach and conduct real estate transactions. To help Realtors® understand and interpret these trends, the National Association of Realtors® has hired Todd Carpenter to fill a new position, Managing Director of Data Analytics.

Realtors® Warn Congress Default Could Have Severe Impact on Housing Market

October 10, 2013: 

NAR testified today before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs that defaulting on the nation's federal debt could be disastrous for the U.S. economy and catastrophic for the housing recovery.

Home Buyers Value Environmentally Friendly Features

October 9, 2013: 

Nearly nine out of 10 recent home buyers said that heating and cooling costs were somewhat or very important when considering a home for purchase, indicating the importance of energy efficiency and environmentally friendly home features.