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REALTORS® Call for Increased Lending, Pre-Foreclosure Efforts to Reduce High Inventories

September 20, 2011: 

Increased lending to creditworthy home buyers and more loan modifications and short sales are necessary to reduce the rising inventory of foreclosed homes and help stabilize and revitalize the housing industry and economy.

Pending Home Sales Slip in July but Up Strongly From One Year Ago

August 29, 2011: 

Pending home sales declined in July but remain well above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All regions show monthly declines except for the West, which continues to show the highest level of sales contract activity.

REALTOR® Award Finalists Recognized for Volunteer Efforts

August 29, 2011: 

Ten Realtors® were recognized today by the National Association of Realtors® as finalists for REALTOR® Magazine’s 2011 Good Neighbor Awards.

Hurricane Irene Underscores Importance of Reauthorizing National Flood Insurance Program

August 26, 2011: 

As homeowners across the East Coast brace for Hurricane Irene and the heavy rains that are expected to fall over the next few days, the current threat underscores the importance of flood insurance, which is the only way for homeowners to financially protect their property or businesses from flood damages.

Bus Tour Brings Home Ownership Matters to Grand Rapids

August 23, 2011: 

Changes to the mortgage interest deduction could dramatically impact home owners and aspiring home owners in Grand Rapids, Mich., and beyond. That’s just one of the many issues the National Association of Realtors® wants Michigan residents to know about as the Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour pulls into Grand Rapids this week.

Second Quarter Metro Area Prices Mixed with Little Change, State Sales Down

August 10, 2011: 

Median existing-home prices declined modestly in the second quarter with 27 percent of metropolitan areas experiencing price gains from a year ago, while state home sales declined from the second quarter of 2010.

REALTORS® Rally for Joplin Recovery

August 4, 2011: 

As the National Association of Realtors® Home Ownership Matters bus crosses Missouri this week, a stop in Joplin, Mo., today will underscore Realtors®’ commitment to rebuilding the local community.

Realtors Urge Action on Debt Ceiling

July 29, 2011: 

National Association of Realtors® President Ron Phipps called on Congress to resolve the mounting debt ceiling crisis before the August 2 deadline.

NAR and NHC Bring Workers Home Through Workforce Housing Forum

July 28, 2011: 

Washington, DC, July 28, 2011 -- Public and private sector workers in the Northeast need more affordable housing opportunities. In response, the National Association of Realtors®, in partnership with the National Housing Conference, will host a regional forum today in Boston to help develop solutions to workforce housing issues.

Homeownership Tax Benefits Must Be Preserved, Say Realtors®

July 28, 2011: 

Any changes to the mortgage interest deduction now or in the future could threaten recent progress toward stabilizing the housing market, critically erode home prices and values, destroy middle-class wealth accumulation and hurt economic growth.

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