A substantial majority of both home owners and current renters agree that owning a home is a smart decision over the long term, according to the results of an NAR survey conducted by Harris Interactive.
On Dec. 1, 2010, the bipartisan deficit-reduction commission, appointed by President Obama, released its final plan for cutting the U.S. deficit—which included suggestions to pare back the mortgage interest deduction. While 11 of the 18 commissioners voted to support the proposals in the report, the group fell short of the super majority needed to automatically send the recommendations to Congress.
NAR is meeting with several of the largest national mortgage lenders in an effort to communicate REALTOR® concerns and discuss how we can work together to make significant improvements to both the origination and short sale processes. These meetings mark a new phase of the relationship between NAR and lenders. The goal is to increase our mutual success and help support market recovery. This report outlines key principles for addressing existing problems.
This short sale workflow from Risk Management Committee provides a comprehensive overview of what the listing agent should know to successfully negotiate a short sale.
This report, produced by The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Research Division and Commissioned by The Florida Association of REALTORS® in April 2006, examines how the exceptionally strong hurricanes along the Gulf Coast affected home sales and the economy.
This report is the result of the Mold Working Group of the Risk Management Committee, formed to evaluate the available information on mold and develop recommendations for actions which might be taken by the National Association to assist members of the National Association in addressing the issues raised by mold as it effects the real estate industry.