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Housing Affordability Indices Reach Records in First Quarter

May 15, 2012: 

Housing affordability conditions for all buyers reached a milestone in the first quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

New REALTOR Benefits® Partner, Xceligent, Creates Competitive Advantage

May 14, 2012: 

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2012) – The National Association of Realtors® announced today a strategic alliance with Xceligent, Inc., a leading commercial real estate information services provider.  Xceligent recently acquired ePropertyData from NAR’s strategic investment fund, Second Century Ventures, to create a competitive national alternative in commercial real estate information.

Realtors® Ready to Drive Real Estate Issues Home in Nation's Capital

May 14, 2012: 

Realtors® from across the country are meeting with legislators, public policy makers and industry leaders this week to address pressing concerns and issues that affect homeowners, aspiring homeowners and real estate investors everywhere as the Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo begins.

2012 NAR Member Survey Shows Rising Incomes

May 14, 2012: 

The income and business of Realtors® is growing after many years of decline, according to the 2012 National Association of Realtors® Member Profile.

Xceligent Acquires Commercial Data Platform from NAR's Second Century Ventures

May 10, 2012: 

Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, has sold ePropertyData (ePD) to Xceligent to create a competitive national alternative in commercial real estate information.

Realtor® Magazine Wins Multiple Awards for Media Innovation

May 10, 2012: 

Realtor® Magazine, an online and print publication of the National Association of Realtors®, has received three awards for Media Innovation from the Association Media & Publishing EXCEL Awards. The EXCEL Awards honor the best and brightest in association media and publishing.

America Needs Long-Term Extension of National Flood Insurance Program, Say Realtors®

May 9, 2012: 

A long-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) before the current temporary extension expires on May 31, is critical to provide certainty and avoid further disruptions in real estate markets.

First Quarter Metro Area Home Prices Stabilizing, Sales Up and Inventory Down

May 9, 2012: 

Median existing single-family home prices are firming in many metropolitan areas, while improving sales and declining inventory are creating more balanced conditions, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

Tight Lending Standards Hindering Commercial Real Estate Recovery

May 3, 2012: 

Although commercial real estate markets showed signs of recovery in 2011, commercial lending standards have tightened in the past year for small businesses and scuttled a major portion of contracted transactions for smaller properties, according to the National Association of Realtors® annual Commercial Real Estate 2012 Lending Survey.

Realtor® Associations Advance Housing Opportunities Through Grants

May 1, 2012: 

The National Association of Realtors® has awarded grants totaling more than $60,000 to 19 state and local Realtor® associations through the Housing Opportunity Program. The HOP grants program is a national effort designed to promote and expand affordable housing opportunities in communities across the nation.