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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.

REALTORS® Offer Solutions for Workforce Housing Crisis

December 1, 2011: 

Public and private sector workers in the northwestern U.S. have limited access for affordable housing. In response, the National Association of Realtors®, in partnership with the National Housing Conference, will host a forum today in Portland, Ore., to address this crisis and encourage efforts to make housing more affordable to working class families.

REALTORS® Praise FHA for Serving the Needs of Millions of Hard-Working Families

December 1, 2011: 

The Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance program plays an important and vital role in the nation’s housing financing system and has shown tremendous leadership and strength during the economic crisis, the National Association of Realtors® said in testimony today.

Pending Home Sales Jump in October

November 30, 2011: 

Pending home sales rose strongly in October and remain above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®.