New mortgage lending rules to protect consumers from risky loan products will take effect this Friday, and Realtors® will be on the front lines as homebuyers access safer mortgages that meet strong underwriting standards.
REach™, the strategic accelerator for technology startups created and managed by the National Association of REALTORS®’ investment fund, Second Century Ventures, announced the opening of applications to join its 2014 class.
Pending home sales stabilized in November with a slight gain, according to NAR. Monthly increases in the South and West offset declines in the Northeast and Midwest.
Existing-home sales fell in November, although median prices continue to show strong year-over-year growth.
NAR President Steve Brown confirmed that NAR is a strong supporter of the Federal Housing Administration and its vital role in the mortgage marketplace.
NAR commends the U.S. Senate today for approving the nomination of Rep. Melvin Watt for the position of Federal Housing Finance Agency director.
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® welcome today’s announcement from the Federal Housing Finance Agency that the current limits on conforming loans will remain in effect until further notice.
Although conditions were mixed across the country, pending home sales continued to move lower in October, marking the fifth consecutive monthly decline.
Commercial real estate leasing patterns are showing steady but modest growth.