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March 29, 2012
Sales of investment and vacation homes* jumped in 2011, with the combined market share rising to the highest level since 2005, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
March 29, 2012
Pending home sales were down slightly in February but remain notably above the pattern in the first half of last year, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
March 29, 2012
WASHINGTON (May 29, 2012) - Investment home purchases represented nearly one-third of all existing-home sales last year, according to a National Association of Realtors® report on second homes released today. This robust investment activity underscores the importance of limiting the government’s use of real estate owned (REO) bulk sales, as NAR recommended in a letter sent to regulators this week.
March 21, 2012
February existing-home sales declined from an upwardly revised January pace but are well above a year ago, while the median price posted a slight gain, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales were up in the Midwest and South, offset by declines in the Northeast and West.
March 16, 2012
As the leading advocate for homeownership and housing issues, NAR applauds the Federal Housing Finance Agency for issuing a final rule to restrict Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks from investing in mortgages encumbered by private transfer fee covenants.
March 13, 2012
A new study finds that aging baby boomers and their echo boomer children will significantly impact trends in the nation’s housing market over the next 20 years.
March 8, 2012
The National Association of Realtors® has won a challenge to the use of its trademark Realtor® in a domain name operated by a former member.
March 6, 2012
Housing affordability conditions have reached the highest level since recordkeeping began in 1970, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
March 1, 2012
Housing markets are complex and varied, and a government pilot program to turn bank-owned properties into rentals could be disruptive and counterproductive in some markets, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
February 28, 2012
The National Association of Realtors® recognizes Realtors® who devote themselves to volunteer service through REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Awards, which is currently accepting applications.

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