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Vacation- and Investment-Home Shares Hold Even in 2010

March 30, 2011: 

NAR’s 2011 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2010, shows vacation-home sales accounted for 10 percent of transactions last year while the portion of investment sales was 17 percent, both unchanged from 2009.

Realtors® Oppose High Down Payment Requirement for Qualified Residential Mortgage Exemption

March 29, 2011: 

High down payment requirements being proposed by federal regulatory agencies as part of the upcoming rulemaking under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will unnecessarily burden homebuyers and significantly impede the economic and housing recovery.

February Pending Home Sales Rise

March 28, 2011: 

Pending home sales increased in February but with notable regional variations, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

OfficeMax Offers Realtors® New Ways to Save

March 28, 2011: 

As Realtors®’ businesses grow, so do their needs for quality office supply products. Now OfficeMax and the National Association of Realtors® are proud to offer discounts to NAR members on office supplies and services through the REALTOR Benefits® Program.

NAR Home Ownership Bus Tour Stops in Portland

March 23, 2011: 

After several stops throughout the country this month, the Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour will stop in Portland on Saturday, March 26, outside the Portland Better Living Home Garden & Lifestyle Show.

February Existing-Home Sales Decline following Sustained Gains

March 21, 2011: 

Existing-home sales fell in February following three straight monthly increases.

Denver Welcomes NAR Home Ownership Bus Tour

March 18, 2011: 

A month-long Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour hosted by the National Association of Realtors® makes a stop this week outside the Denver Home Show on Saturday, March 19. NAR leaders and invited local officials will be on hand to hear from consumers and speak with them about how shifting priorities and public policies in Washington could affect home ownership here in Denver.

Tax Time Less Taxing for Home Owners

March 15, 2011: 

“Owning a home offers myriad benefits throughout the year, but some of the financial advantages of home ownership are most apparent at tax time,” said NAR President Ron Phipps, broker-president of Phipps Realty in Warwick, R.I.

Realtors® Advocate Reform, Long-term Extension of National Flood Insurance Program

March 11, 2011: 

Congress needs to strengthen and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program for the long term to prevent undermining the fragile real estate market recovery, the National Association of Realtors® said in testimony today before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity.

Home Ownership Essential to Job Growth and Economy, Say Realtors®

March 9, 2011: 

Testifying before a Senate panel today, National Association of REALTORS® President Ron Phipps told members of Congress that sustainable home ownership must be the goal when considering future federal housing policies.