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NAR Protects Realtor® Trademark by Winning Domain Name Challenge

March 8, 2012: 

The National Association of Realtors® has won a challenge to the use of its trademark Realtor® in a domain name operated by a former member.

Housing Affordability Index Hits Record High

March 6, 2012: 

Housing affordability conditions have reached the highest level since recordkeeping began in 1970, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Government Foreclosure to Rental Pilot Programs Not Needed In Most Markets, Say Realtors®

March 1, 2012: 

Housing markets are complex and varied, and a government pilot program to turn bank-owned properties into rentals could be disruptive and counterproductive in some markets, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

REALTOR® Magazine Seeking Nominations for Annual Good Neighbor Awards

February 28, 2012: 

The National Association of Realtors® recognizes Realtors® who devote themselves to volunteer service through REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Awards, which is currently accepting applications.

January Pending Home Sales Rise, Market on Uptrend

February 27, 2012: 

Pending home sales are on an upward trend, which has been uneven but meaningful since reaching a cyclical low last April, and are well above a year ago.

Commercial Real Estate Vacancy Rates Improving, Rents Firming

February 24, 2012: 

All of the major commercial real estate sectors are seeing improved fundamentals, but multifamily housing is becoming a landlord’s market commanding bigger rent increases.

NAR Collaborates With U.S. Treasury on Short Sale "Help for Homeowners"

February 22, 2012: 

A new National Association of Realtors® collaboration with the U.S. Department of the Treasury will help Realtors® better assist homeowners who are struggling to sell their homes in a short sale.

Existing-Home Sales Rise Again in January, Inventory Down

February 22, 2012: 

Existing-home sales rose in January, marking three gains in the past four months, while inventories continued to improve.

NAR to Administration: Do No Harm to Housing

February 13, 2012: 

National Association of Realtors® President Moe Veissi expressed opposition to elements of President Obama’s budget proposal that would limit itemized deductions, including the mortgage interest deduction, for thousands of families.

Fourth Quarter Metro Area Home Prices Boost Affordability, Sales Improving

February 9, 2012: 

The median existing single-family home price rose in 29 out of 149 metropolitan statistical areas in the fourth quarter from a year earlier; two were unchanged and 118 areas had price declines.

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