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Home Ownership Matters

Home Ownership Matters

It’s more important than ever to support responsible home ownership.

  • In an important decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit allowed a business to challenge a U.S. Army Corps’ assertion of Clean Water Act jurisdiction without the business have to make a costly application for a permit.

  • Check out social coverage, follow featured members, and view news reports and recorded sessions from the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

  • Tell your broker members to attend the REALTOR® Broker Summits. These events are open exclusively to managing brokers, designated brokers, and broker owners.

  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) explains why REALTORS®’ visits this week are so critical. Other stories: patent trolls and HUD-1 changes.

  • Stronger demand amidst lagging inventory levels caused home prices to accelerate in many metro areas during the first quarter of 2015.

  • This issue of Global Perspectives is packed with immigration data and statistics, and helps you understand how to apply the data to your real estate business.

  • Frequently asked questions regarding worker classification of real estate agents by brokerages, compiled by NAR's Legal Affairs department.

  • Many real estate agents have used their ties to local immigrant communities to build a solid base of referral business. One of the best ways to spot those opportunities is via research.

  • Last fall, the Pew Research Center released an interactive map on patterns of global population migration, making it easy to visualize the dispersion of nations’ people around the globe.

  • Canada was built on immigration. With 6.8 million foreign-born, about one in five residents are immigrants. That’s the highest share of all G8 (The Group of Eight Industrialized Nations - France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Japan, United States, Canada, and Russia) countries. Over two million have arrived since 2000, making immigration the key driver of Canada’s population...