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Existing-Home Sales Off in September but Higher Than a Year Ago

October 26, 2011: 

Existing-home sales were down in September on the heels of a strong gain in August, but remain well above a year ago.

Congress and Obama Administration Must Act to Stimulate Housing Recovery

October 25, 2011: 

America needs strong housing policies that ensure a robust recovery and do not further weaken the nation’s housing market. That was one of several recommendations resulting from the bipartisan New Solutions for America’s Housing Crisis forum on October 4 and endorsed by the National Association of Realtors®.

Government Plays Valuable Role in Homeownership, Say Realtors®

October 13, 2011: 

Owning a home has had long-standing government support in the U.S. because homeownership benefits individuals and families, strengthens communities, and is integral to the nation’s economy, the National Association of Realtors® said in testimony today.

Preserving Home Ownership Tax Benefits Vital to Housing Market, Say Realtors®

October 6, 2011: 

“Today, witnesses before the Senate Finance Committee were in complete agreement that now is not the time to make changes to the mortgage interest deduction. NAR is pleased that a range of witnesses testifying at the committee’s hearing on tax incentives for homeownership reinforced the message Realtors® have been delivering to Washington: do no harm."

Realtors® Urge Long-term Flood Insurance Reform as Congress Passes Stopgap Extension

October 4, 2011: 

National Association of Realtors® President Ron Phipps issued a statement urging Congress to institute a longer term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program.

Housing Must Remain Nation's Top Priority, Say Realtors®

October 4, 2011: 

We need to keep housing first on the nation’s public policy agenda, because housing and homeownership issues affect all Americans, and a housing recovery is necessary for the nation’s economic well-being.

Pending Home Sales Decline in August but Remain Above a Year Ago

September 29, 2011: 

Pending home sales slipped in August with a mixed regional performance but are higher than a year ago.

REALTORS® Bring Workforce Housing Concerns to Nation's Capital

September 28, 2011: 

To address a nationwide shortage of workforce housing, the National Association of Realtors®, in partnership with the National Housing Conference, will host a forum today in Washington, D.C.

Increased Lending, Short Sales Necessary to Reduce High REO Inventories, Say REALTORS®

September 27, 2011: 

Improving access to affordable mortgage financing for qualified home buyers and investors and committing additional resources to loan modifications and short sales will help reduce current and future inventories of real estate owned (REO) properties held by government agencies, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

REALTOR® Award Finalists Recognized for Volunteer Efforts

September 27, 2011: 

Realtors® don’t only help people realize their dreams of home ownership; they also volunteer their time and skills to help improve the communities in which they live. Ten such Realtors® were recognized today by the National Association of Realtors® as finalists for REALTOR® Magazine’s 2011 Good Neighbor Awards.

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