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New Senate Majority Unlikely to End Inertia on Housing Finance Reform

November 9, 2014: 

Now that Republicans have regained control of the U.S. Senate and increased their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, the GOP should be poised to pass sweeping reforms, but polarization and infighting will likely stand in the way of any legislative victories.

Realtors® Should Embrace Online Data, Educate Consumers about Valuations

November 8, 2014: 

Realtors® have a responsibility to educate buyers and sellers about the different valuation models and data available.

Legalization of Marijuana has Numerous Real Estate Implications

November 8, 2014: 

State laws that allow for medical or recreational use of marijuana have varying implications for real estate transactions, from residential and commercial brokerage to property management and leasing.

Commercial Market on Road to Recovery, Say Realtors®

November 7, 2014: 

While economic activity was mixed during the first half of the year, industry experts expressed confidence that the commercial real estate market is on the rise during the Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

Realtors® Celebrate 70 Years of Veterans Home Loan Benefits, Seek Opportunities to Promote Program

November 7, 2014: 

More than 20 million American veterans have benefitted from the Veterans Affairs Guaranteed Home Loan program over the past 70 years, but millions of former and active duty service members are not aware that they can take advantage of the homebuying program.

Technology’s Impact on the Real Estate Industry a Focus at Realtors® Conference

November 7, 2014: 

Top executives from many of the world’s leading real estate firms joined a panel discussion today about the impact of new technology on commercial and residential real estate markets.

Head of Rural Housing Enlists Realtors® to Promote Programs

November 7, 2014: 

Realtors® hold the key to homeownership for many consumers, but providing options for prospective homebuyers in rural areas is often more difficult due to a lack of affordable inventory and access to mortgage credit.

Home Sales Expected to Improve in 2015, but Some Headwinds Still Remain

November 7, 2014: 

Existing-home sales are expected to be higher next year and prices will remain at a healthier level of growth that benefits both buyers and sellers, according to an economic forecast at a residential forum during the 2014 RealtorsⓇ Conference & Expo.

Realtors® Embrace Changes in Real Estate Industry, Lead Way in Online Innovation

November 7, 2014: 

Shifting political dynamics and emerging technologies will have a significant impact on the business of real estate over the next 12 months and Realtors® are ready for the changes, said 2015 National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron at a news conference today during the 2014 Realtors® Conference & Expo.

With Markets Back in Full Swing, REALTORS® Reflect on Past and Future of Real Estate

November 6, 2014: 

The housing market has rebounded dramatically from 2010, which was the last time the REALTORS® Conference & Expo was in New Orleans.