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July 17, 2013: 

Housing posts a win in getting costly capital requirements removed from Federal Reserve's 972-page BASEL III rule.

Video: How Mediation Benefits REALTORS®

July 11, 2013: 

Mediation is NAR's preferred method for resolving disputes.

Watch this video to see how the Arizona Association of REALTORS® explained the benefits of mediation to its members.

Happy July 4 from NAR's Leadership Team

July 1, 2013: 

NAR President Gary Thomas and the entire 2013 Leadership Team wish everyone a safe and happy July 4.

Consumer Advertising Campaign: Satellite Earth TV Ad

July 1, 2013: 

This TV ad speaks directly to move-up sellers who may be on the fence, explaining why this may be the right time to think about selling.

May Pending Home Sales Reach a Six-Year High

June 27, 2013: 

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about how the economic recovery has contributed to the current high level of pending home sales, and about who is buying homes.

Update on Protecting Mortgages for Consumers

June 26, 2013: 

2013 NAR President Gary Thomas has great news to share about the Consumer Mortgage Choice Act, a bipartisan legislative effort that clarifies how points and fees are calculated and ensures consumers have access to affordable mortgage credit.

Keeping Mortgages Affordable

June 24, 2013: 

NAR President Gary Thomas testified recently on Capitol Hill, urging Congress to change the 3% cap on points and fees in the Qualified Mortgage rule that takes effect in 2014. He asked them to instead pass the Consumer Mortgage Choice Act, legislation essential to maintain competition and choice in mortgage origination - legislation that keeps homeownership affordable. Watch Gary's latest podcast.

Quarterly Commercial Market Update

June 21, 2013: 

NAR's George Ratiu and TJ Doyle give an update on the latest positive signs in the commercial market, as well as some of the challenges still facing the market.

Video 1: Research & Statistics on REALTOR.org

June 21, 2013: 

This video highlights key resources, from both NAR and elsewhere, for real estate research and practice.

Video: Prices up Strongly as May Sales Rise

June 20, 2013: 

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about existing-home sales, which improved in May and remain solidly above a year ago, while the median price continued to rise by double-digit rates from a year earlier.