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Overly Restrictive FHA Rules Making it Harder for Consumers to Buy, Sell Condos

November 9, 2013: 

While the Federal Housing Administration has loosened its condominium approval requirements in recent years, many properties continue to struggle to meet overly stringent criteria and the majority of properties are being denied.

Commercial Market Recovery Remains Uneven

November 8, 2013: 

While the overall commercial sector appears to be improving, Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said this isn’t the case in all parts of the market.

Federal Housing Administration Leaders Optimistic for Future

November 8, 2013: 

The Federal Housing Administration is at a critical crossroads, but with the best performing books of business in its 80-year history, FHA is prepared for the future.

Home Sales to Hold Steady in 2014, but Prices will Continue to Rise

November 8, 2013: 

Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors®, said existing-home sales have shown a 20 percent cumulative increase over the past two years, while prices have gained 18 percent, but incomes have risen only 2 to 4 percent in the same timeframe.

The Time is Now for Lawmakers, Real Estate Industry to Secure Future of Homeownership

November 8, 2013: 

The nation's housing markets gained traction in 2013, but lingering uncertainties will prevent a full housing market recovery, according to 2014 NAR President Steve Brown in a news conference today.

Realtors® Celebrate 100 Years of Professionalism in Real Estate

November 8, 2013: 

This year the National Association of Realtors® celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Realtors® Code of Ethics.

NAR Launches Priority Registration List for New .Realtor Top-Level Domain

November 7, 2013: 

During the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco today, the National Association of Realtors® launched a member awareness campaign and priority registration for the .Realtor top-level domain, as an alternative to the familiar and commonly used .com or .org domains.

Realtors® Rise to New Heights to Tackle Real Estate Issues

November 7, 2013: 

During this year's conference, "Rise to New Heights," Realtors® will engage industry leaders and federal officials about Realtors®' top legislative priorities, the changing regulatory landscape, and the obstacles and opportunities facing consumers, real estate markets and the economy.

Realtors® Join Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco to Create Housing Opportunities for Area Residents

November 6, 2013: 

Realtors® joined forces with Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco to help construct a multifamily housing development for low-income families in the San Francisco area.

Most Metro Areas Show Strong Annual Home-Price Growth

November 6, 2013: 

The majority of metropolitan areas in the third quarter experienced robust year-over-year price gains, with the national median price showing the strongest annual growth in nearly eight years.