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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.

April Existing-Home Sales Ease

May 19, 2011: 

Existing-home sales slipped in April, although the market has managed six gains in the past nine months.

Foreign Buyers Recognize Value of Home Ownership in U.S.

May 18, 2011: 

The U.S. continues to remain a top destination for foreign buyers as international purchases surged by $16 billion this year, one of the highest increases in recent years.

NAR Member Survey Shows Focus on Training, Commitment to Profession

May 17, 2011: 

Realtors® have been focusing more on training to help them better meet the needs of clients in a housing market with unique challenges, according to the 2011 National Association of Realtors® Member Profile.

New NAR Benefits Partner Improves Realtor®-Client Communications

May 16, 2011: 

As Realtors® and their clients becoming increasingly more mobile, Realtors® must ensure that buyers and sellers can reach them at a moment’s notice. Ifbyphone, a voice-based marketing automation platform, provides a solution that enhances voice transactions and is now available to members of the National Association of Realtors® through the REALTOR Benefits® Program.

New Realtor® Certification Helps Members Grow Business

May 13, 2011: 

With the changing real estate landscape and the increased use of broker price opinions by market participants, the National Association of Realtors® has launched a new certification, BPO Resource, recognizing Realtors® who have completed NAR’s new BPO education program.

Minority Homeownership Award Winners Help Others Realize, Sustain American Dream

May 13, 2011: 

While the past few years have been challenging for many, owning a home continues to be a goal for Americans of every background, according to John D. Trasviña, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.