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Realtors® Support Bill for Comprehensive Reform of Secondary Mortgage Market

July 7, 2011: 

The long-term viability of America’s housing finance market requires comprehensive reform of the secondary mortgage market. Toward that end, the National Association of Realtors® supports H.R. 2413, the “Secondary Market Facility for Residential Mortgage Act of 2011.”

Seven Out of 10 Renters Say Owning a Home is a Top Priority

July 6, 2011: 

According to the 2011 National Housing Pulse Survey released today by the National Association of Realtors®, 72 percent of renters surveyed said owning a home is a top priority for their future, up from 63 percent in 2010.

Celebrating America's History of Home Ownership

July 1, 2011: 

The ability to buy, sell and own property has defined our nation throughout its history, and as the U.S. prepares to celebrate its 235 birthday, Americans continue to reaffirm their support of and aspirations toward home ownership.

Pending Home Sales Turn Around in May

June 29, 2011: 

Pending home sales rose strongly in May with all regions experiencing gains from a year ago, pointing to higher housing activity in the second half of the year.

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.