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February 27, 2012
Pending home sales are on an upward trend, which has been uneven but meaningful since reaching a cyclical low last April, and are well above a year ago.
February 24, 2012
All of the major commercial real estate sectors are seeing improved fundamentals, but multifamily housing is becoming a landlord’s market commanding bigger rent increases.
February 22, 2012
A new National Association of Realtors® collaboration with the U.S. Department of the Treasury will help Realtors® better assist homeowners who are struggling to sell their homes in a short sale.
February 22, 2012
Existing-home sales rose in January, marking three gains in the past four months, while inventories continued to improve.
February 13, 2012
National Association of Realtors® President Moe Veissi expressed opposition to elements of President Obama’s budget proposal that would limit itemized deductions, including the mortgage interest deduction, for thousands of families.
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.

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