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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (May 24, 2011) - The improving economy and job creation mean growing demand for commercial real estate, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
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.
Existing-home sales slipped in April, although the market has managed six gains in the past nine months.
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.
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.
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.