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REALTORS® Recognize Credit Union as Valuable Member Benefit

January 17, 2012: 

Since it opened in May 2009, the REALTORS® Federal Credit Union has become a significant benefit among National Association of Realtor® members, offering a diverse portfolio of services and products. Since then, REALTORS® FCU has experienced unprecedented growth in membership.

REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Nominations for Volunteer and Mentor Program

January 10, 2012: 

REALTORS® have always been active in their communities, and thanks to REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society, they can become even bigger assets to those in need through the Volunteering Works program. The program, which matches REALTORS® who would like to expand their community service outreach with a mentor, is now seeking entries

Continuing Education Courses Help Realtors® Stay on Track

January 9, 2012: 

Continuing education is now available in 20 states across the country for several courses including some of NAR’s most popular certifications and designations, which include ABR®, GREEN, SRES®, AHWD, BPOR, e-PRO®, SFR, and RPR™.

Increased Lending and More Loan Modifications are Key to Recovery

January 5, 2012: 

Stabilizing and restoring the health of the housing market is critical to a broader economic recovery, according to a white paper released yesterday by the Federal Reserve Board. Many of the issues and recommendations outlined in the paper support key principles established by NAR to help revitalize the housing industry and economy.

Pending Home Sales Rise Again in November, Highest in a Year-and-a-Half

December 29, 2011: 

The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, increased 7.3 percent to 100.1 in November from an upwardly revised 93.3 in October and is 5.9 percent above November 2010 when it stood at 94.5. The October upward revision resulted in a 10.4 percent monthly gain.

Existing-Home Sales Continue to Climb in November

December 21, 2011: 

Existing-home sales rose again in November and remain above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Also released today were periodic benchmark revisions with downward adjustments to sales and inventory data since 2007, led by a decline in for-sale-by-owners.

REALTORS® Identify Exterior Replacement Projects as Best Investment for Homeowners

December 16, 2011: 

Realtors® recently rated many exterior improvements as among the most valuable home investment projects as part of the 2011-12 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report.

HouseLogic Poll Finds Voters Driven by Jobs, Housing in 2012 Election

December 9, 2011: 

A recent survey by Houselogic.com, the consumer website from the National Association of Realtors®, finds nearly one-third of respondents said housing will be the top issue on their mind when they head to the polls next November.

REALTORS® Applaud Bill to Protect Taxpayers From Mortgage Industry Bailouts

December 8, 2011: 

The National Association of Realtors® supports legislation introduced today that provides sensible reform of the secondary mortgage market and protects the interest of taxpayers.

REALTORS® Urge Comprehensive Reform of Mortgage Finance System

December 7, 2011: 

Reforming the secondary mortgage market is essential to ensuring a reliable source of mortgage lending for consumers in all types of markets and is integral to the nation’s economic and housing recovery.

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