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30: It's a Good Thing

November 8, 2013: 

How relevant is the number "30" in our culture? It turns out, a lot. The 30-year fixed rate mortgage is the most popular, sound, and enduring mortgage available. In fact, it is the cornerstone of mortgage financing in the United States.
 

Video: 2013 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers

November 4, 2013: 

Director of NAR Member and Consumer Survey Research Jessica Lautz talks about the 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

NAR President on Capitol Hill to Talk Government Guarantee, 30-Year Fixed

October 30, 2013: 

NAR President Gary Thomas was in Washington this week, where he testified on Capitol Hill about the importance of a government guarantee and the preservation of the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. Gary provides a recap of his visit in his latest video podcast. Watch it now.

Video: Pending Home Sales Slide in September

October 28, 2013: 

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about pending home sales, which declined for the fourth consecutive month in September as higher mortgage interest rates and higher home prices curbed buying power.

Video: The .REALTOR Domain

October 24, 2013: 

This video explains why NAR is securing the .REALTOR top-level domain as a trusted resource for real estate.
 

Video: September Existing-Home Sales Decline, Prices Rise

October 21, 2013: 

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the decline in existing-home sales and the rise in home prices.

No Time To Reduce Loan Limits

October 21, 2013: 

NAR and members of Congress say it's premature for the Federal Housing Finance Agency to consider reducing the size of loans Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can back.

Ginnie Mae President Talks Secondary Mortgage Market Reform

October 16, 2013: 

Ginnie Mae President Ted Tozer sits down with NAR Vice President Joe Ventrone to explain why a continued federal role in the secondary market is key to a successful mortgage finance system in the U.S.

Silent Auction for REALTORS® Relief Foundation

October 15, 2013: 

The first-ever REALTORS® Relief Foundation online silent auction takes place during the 2013 REALTOR® Conference & Expo. Bid for great offers including vacations, hotel rooms and gift certificates. Learn more in Gary's video.

Lawrence Yun on the Debt Ceiling

October 9, 2013: 

NAR's Chief Economist talks about the potential effects of debt default on the real estate industry.

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