Realtors® Testify Broad Qualified Mortgage is Critical to Bringing Certainty to Housing Finance System
On July 11, 2012, the National Association of Realtors® testified before Congress, urging development of broadly defined Qualified Mortgage (QM) regulation.
“As the nation’s leading advocate for home ownership and housing issues, we are pleased that Congress has approved a long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, which ensures access to affordable flood insurance for millions of home and business owners across the country,” said NAR President Moe Veissi.
As Florida residents clean up in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby, many more Americans can anticipate flooding and damage during this year's hurricane season. HouseLogic.com , the award-winning comprehensive website for home owners from the National Association of Realtors®, offers valuable resources and information to help residents clean up after floods.
Developing and reporting property values more accurately is critical to improving market performance, reducing risk and strengthening the housing finance system, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
As Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day next week, thousands of them will flock to places like Mount Vernon, Monticello and Peacefield to learn and understand more about our country's history and the men and women who shaped its future. The homes of founding fathers like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were more than shelter; they were places of respite, reflection and inspiration.
Pending home sales bounced back in May, matching the highest level in the past two years, and are well above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Both monthly and annual gains were seen in every region.
HouseLogic.com, the award-winning comprehensive website for home owners from the National Association of Realtors®, is conducting a contest offering a chance to win a home renovation valued at $20,000. The contest runs today through July 16.
Limited supplies of housing inventory held back existing-home sales in May, but sales maintained a strong lead over year-ago levels and home prices are on a sustained uptrend in all regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
Yesterday the National Association of Realtors® was recognized with two gold Stevie Awards at the 10th Annual American Business Awards. The Home Ownership Matters Campaign won for Communications or PR Campaign of the Year in the Public Affairs category, and NAR's Chief Executive Officer Dale Stinton won for Executive of the Year in the Real Estate category.
NAR has applied for the branded .REALTOR top-level domain (TLD) as an alternative to the commonly used .com and .org.