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Existing-Home Sales Decline in November, but Strong Price Gains Continue

December 19, 2013: 

Existing-home sales fell in November, although median prices continue to show strong year-over-year growth.

NAR Praises Positive Federal Housing Administration Actuarial Review

December 13, 2013: 

NAR President Steve Brown confirmed that NAR is a strong supporter of the Federal Housing Administration and its vital role in the mortgage marketplace.

Realtors® Applaud Confirmation of Watt as FHFA Director

December 10, 2013: 

NAR commends the U.S. Senate today for approving the nomination of Rep. Melvin Watt for the position of Federal Housing Finance Agency director.

NAR Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Protect Realtors® from Frivolous Patent Infringement Lawsuits

December 5, 2013: 

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed The Innovation Act of 2013, which will help curb abusive patent litigation and licensing schemes that can hurt REALTORS®.

Realtors® Applaud DeMarco for Heeding Warnings, Leaving GSE Loan Limits As Is

November 26, 2013: 

Realtors® welcome today’s announcement from the Federal Housing Finance Agency that the current limits on conforming loans will remain in effect until further notice.

October Pending Home Sales Down Again, but Expected to Level Out

November 25, 2013: 

Although conditions were mixed across the country, pending home sales continued to move lower in October, marking the fifth consecutive monthly decline.

Modest Growth Seen in Commercial Real Estate Markets

November 22, 2013: 

Commercial real estate leasing patterns are showing steady but modest growth.

Realtors® Support Revamped Mortgage Disclosure Form

November 20, 2013: 

Realtors® applaud new rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that will help home buyers receive timely, accurate, and easy-to-understand information about their mortgage loan before closing.

October Existing-Home Sales Cool but Low Inventory Drives Prices

November 20, 2013: 

Existing-home sales declined for the second consecutive month in October, while constrained inventory means home prices continue to see double-digit year-over-year gains.

Realtors® Demand Immediate Relief for Homeowners Impacted by Unforeseen and Exponential Increases in Flood Insurance Premiums

November 19, 2013: 

As the leading advocate for private property rights and housing issues, NAR strongly supports maintaining access to affordable flood insurance.