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February 9, 2012
The median existing single-family home price rose in 29 out of 149 metropolitan statistical areas in the fourth quarter from a year earlier; two were unchanged and 118 areas had price declines.
February 8, 2012
REALTOR® University now offers a Master of Real Estate degree for real estate professionals who are interested in expanding their education to advance their career and improve their business. Recently granted operating and degree authority by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, REALTOR® University was established by the National Association of Realtors®.
February 2, 2012

National Association of Realtors® President Moe Veissi released a statement today thanking Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke for his comments in support of homeowners and the struggling housing market in testimony today before the House Budget Committee.
February 1, 2012
The National Association of Realtors® commends President Obama for pledging to assist homeowners and the struggling housing market, because restoring the health of the housing market is critical for the nation’s economic recovery.
January 25, 2012
After reaching a 19-month high, pending home sales eased in December but stayed above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, declined 3.5 percent to 96.6 in December from 100.1 in November but is 5.6 percent above December 2010 when it was 91.5. The data reflects contracts but not closings.
January 24, 2012
NAR commends President Obama for his remarks in support of homeowners and the struggling housing market during tonight’s State of the Union address. As leading advocates for homeownership, REALTORS® know that restoring the health of the housing market is the only way to achieve a broader economic recovery.
January 23, 2012
HouseLogic.com has launched a new online sweepstakes. Readers who leave comments on a blog featured at the site will have a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. The sweepstakes is part of a special do-it-yourself blog series, “Water-Wise Bathroom Redo.”
January 20, 2012
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said these are early signs of what may be a sustained recovery. “The pattern of home sales in recent months demonstrates a market in recovery,” he said. “Record low mortgage interest rates, job growth and bargain home prices are giving more consumers the confidence they need to enter the market.”
January 17, 2012
Since it opened in May 2009, the REALTORS® Federal Credit Union has become a significant benefit among National Association of Realtor® members, offering a diverse portfolio of services and products. Since then, REALTORS® FCU has experienced unprecedented growth in membership.
January 10, 2012
REALTORS® have always been active in their communities, and thanks to REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society, they can become even bigger assets to those in need through the Volunteering Works program. The program, which matches REALTORS® who would like to expand their community service outreach with a mentor, is now seeking entries

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