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News Releases by Year

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.

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.

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.

November 4, 2013:

Although the housing market has shown a healthy recovery over the past two years, unnecessarily restrictive mortgage lending standards are preventing some financially qualified buyers from reaching their dreams, especially singles and first-time buyers.

November 4, 2013:

Research by the National Association of Realtors® has consistently revealed that Americans prefer walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods and shorter commutes.

October 31, 2013:

NAR believes that aligning the QRM definition with the QM definition removes the risky product features and low- or no-documentation lending that led to increased defaults, without excluding those buyers who are unable to afford a high down payment.

October 29, 2013:

NAR supports the 'Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act,' and urges its immediate consideration.

October 29, 2013:

On behalf of the leading advocate for homeownership and housing issues, NAR President Gary Thomas recommended essential reforms to the current housing finance structure that will benefit consumers.

October 28, 2013:

Pending home sales declined for the fourth consecutive month in September, as higher mortgage interest rates and higher home prices curbed buying power.

October 25, 2013:

A 10-year history shows REALTORS®’ evolving use of technology, the Internet and social media and the essential role that technology plays in the real estate transaction.

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