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Realtors® Urge Regulators to Reconsider Narrow QRM Definition

June 22, 2011: 

The National Association of Realtors® is urging regulators to go back to the drawing board on the proposed Qualified Residential Mortgage rule.

Existing-Home Sales Decline in May with Market Constraints, Temporary Conditions

June 21, 2011: 

Existing-home sales were down in May as temporary factors and financing problems weighed on the market.

Realtors® Support Legislation for Comprehensive GSE Reform

June 8, 2011: 

The National Association of Realtors® supports comprehensive reform of America’s housing finance market that protects taxpayers and ensures the availability of affordable mortgage credit today and into the future.

Realtor® Volunteering Works Program Announces 2011 Winners

June 1, 2011: 

REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society has announced the recipients of the third annual Volunteering Works program, which matches Realtors® who work on small-scale charitable efforts with mentors and awards them grant money.

NAR Grants Help Make Home Ownership an Affordable Opportunity

May 31, 2011: 

Seventeen local and state Realtor® associations have been awarded over $60,000 through the Housing Opportunity Program Grants, a National Association of Realtors® grant program. The funds will be used by the associations to promote and expand affordable housing opportunities in their communities.

April Pending Home Sales Drop After Two Monthly Gains

May 27, 2011: 

Pending home sales fell in April with regional variations following increases in February and March, with unusual weather and economic softness adding to ongoing problems that are hobbling a recovery.

Realtors® Continue to Push Congress for Comprehensive GSE Strategy

May 26, 2011: 

NAR President Ron Phipps told a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee that the National Association of Realtors® supports a secondary mortgage market model with some level of government participation that would protect taxpayers and ensure that creditworthy consumers have access to affordable mortgage capital in all markets at all times.

Realtors® Advocate Higher Loan Limits and Low Down Payment for FHA

May 25, 2011: 

NAR President Ron Phipps spoke before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity regarding a discussion draft of legislation to reform FHA.

Commercial Real Estate Markets Stabilizing, Demand Growing

May 24, 2011: 

WASHINGTON (May 24, 2011) - The improving economy and job creation mean growing demand for commercial real estate, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

"30 Under 30" Realtors® Grounded in Present, Look to the Future

May 23, 2011: 

Introducing the 2011 “30 Under 30” honorees. This year marks the 11th anniversary of REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 Under 30” program. Over the years 360 rising young stars have been recognized for their commitment and dedication to the real estate industry.