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Realtors® Praise FHFA for Issuing Short Sale Approval Guidance

April 18, 2012: 

The National Association of Realtors® applauds the Federal Housing Finance Agency for issuing new guidance requiring servicers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans to speed responses to short sale requests.

Realtors® Call for Broad Qualified Mortgage Definition to Help Consumers and Housing Market

April 16, 2012: 

A narrow definition of the impending Ability to Repay regulation could harm consumers and the housing market recovery, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Homeownership Makes Tax Time Less Taxing

April 10, 2012: 

WASHINGTON (April 10, 2012) –With the April 17 tax deadline one week away, many individuals and families still have time to take advantage of the valuable tax benefits homeownership affords. The National Association of Realtors® consumer website, HouseLogic.com, can help.

Realtors® Raise Fair Housing Awareness in Local Communities

April 2, 2012: 

As the leading advocate for homeownership and housing issues, the National Association of Realtors® will join the nation in honoring Fair Housing Month this April.

Investment and Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2011

April 2, 2012: 

Sales of investment and vacation homes* jumped in 2011, with the combined market share rising to the highest level since 2005, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Investment and Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2011

March 29, 2012: 

Sales of investment and vacation homes* jumped in 2011, with the combined market share rising to the highest level since 2005, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Pending Home Sales Ease in February but Solidly Higher Than a Year Ago

March 29, 2012: 

Pending home sales were down slightly in February but remain notably above the pattern in the first half of last year, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Strong Investment Home Sales Demonstrate Limited Need for Bulk REO Sales Program, Say Realtors®

March 29, 2012: 

WASHINGTON (May 29, 2012) - Investment home purchases represented nearly one-third of all existing-home sales last year, according to a National Association of Realtors® report on second homes released today. This robust investment activity underscores the importance of limiting the government’s use of real estate owned (REO) bulk sales, as NAR recommended in a letter sent to regulators this week.

February Existing-Home Sales Slip But Up Strongly From a Year Ago

March 21, 2012: 

February existing-home sales declined from an upwardly revised January pace but are well above a year ago, while the median price posted a slight gain, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales were up in the Midwest and South, offset by declines in the Northeast and West.

Realtors® Praise FHFA for Banning Private Transfer Fees

March 16, 2012: 

As the leading advocate for homeownership and housing issues, NAR applauds the Federal Housing Finance Agency for issuing a final rule to restrict Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks from investing in mortgages encumbered by private transfer fee covenants.

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