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A No-Lose Race for 1st Vice President
an applauding audience at the conclusion of his five-minute closing pitch to NAR directors, just seconds before the vote for 1st Vice President. Today NAR directors selected the 2019 First......

Love letters, contingencies, cash: Home sellers getting buyers to jump through hoops
a smooth transaction. “You know, it’s hard out here for a home buyer,” Lewis says. “Eventually the power imbalance between sellers and buyers will lessen. Until then, buyers will have to swallow......

Historic Fair Housing Resolution Acknowledges Sins of the Past
of Real Estate Brokers, speaks in support of a multilateral resolution acknowledging NAR’s past opposition to fair housing and its commitment today and in the future to advocating for equal housing......

Large Commercial Properties Face Price Slowdown
flat—could begin trending up for some property types. That’s the forecast NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun gave at a commercial real estate economic forum May 17 at the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative......

FEMA Officials, Realtors® Participate in Dialogue on National Flood Insurance Program
across 22,000 communities, protecting homes and businesses from major flood disasters. NAR is urging the Senate to act on 5-year reauthorization and reform legislation adopted by the House......

REALTOR® Magazine Wednesday News Round-Up
From REALTOR® Magazine At the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, NAR members gained insights into financial consumer protection, net neutrality challenges, and sexual harassment......

Do You Want Photos From The Meetings?
this tutorial is specifically designed for those platforms. Step 1: Visit the NAR Photo Site located here.  Click on “LOGIN.” Step 2: You will need to create an account. Click on “sign......

Impact PartnersVoice: Retirement's New Reality (Pt. 1) -- 4 Common Obstacles Facing Retirement
10% rate of return with no market risk and backed by the FDIC. The trade-off was high inflation. With the 10-year Treasury rate hovering around 3% today, you would need retirement savings in......

Outlook Positive for New Home Prices
s session: “Outlook for Home Prices and Residential Construction” was highly relevant. NAR Economist Lawrence Yun served as the moderator, with Freddie Mac Deputy Chief Economics Len Kiefer......

Meeting Rep. Costello
Pottsville, Pennsylvania. She was in NAR’s REALTOR® University’s first graduating class......

What Are You Waiting For?
Past President, host of the “Real Estate Minute on WBBM and an NAR two-time Speaker. Carrie J. Little is also a 17-year real estate veteran. She prides herself in working with agents to use the......

Woman Up! At the Women’s Council Leadership Fair
of the organization and how to get involved • NAR Committee Appointment Process • Civic Leadership Opportunities • NAR Leadership...

Yun: What’s Holding Back Real Estate Sales
Thursday. Lawrence Yun Residential Outlook: Robust Economy, Restrained Sales By most measures, home sales should be breaking out because of the strong economy, but growth is minimal because......

Notarize Raises $20M in Push Toward E-closings
go into effect later this year.  Notarize was a member of NAR’s 2017 REach Accelerator Class, which provides early- to mid-stage companies access to NAR’s industry expertise, influence, and......

Rates Hit Highest Level in 7 Years
Mortgage rates reversed course and soared to the highest averages in seven years, Freddie Mac reports. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.61 percent this week, which matches the highest......

Greater Pittsburgh home sales up significantly in April
Pittsburgh area home sales are up significantly from last month and inventory continues its steady decline. Home prices also are on the rise, according to the latest Remax National Housing Report......

RPAC Fundraising Trustees Meeting in Washington, D.C.
this year, I am honored to serve as one of our two NAR Region 7 (IL, IN, WI) representatives on the NAR RPAC Fundraising Trustees Committee. As always, we had a full Agenda to cover in out......

NAR Professional Standards Committee and Forum Combined Meeting
national levels of the association and on numerous National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) institutes, societies and councils committees, including as 2012 Local Association President for the......

Millennials spend large share of income on rent
changes, are common. That increases competition, and price, for rentals. Within the housing market, other forces are conspiring against would-be millennial buyers, too. Small, cheaper “starter......

The Branding Forum – Let’s Go There, Shall We?
So, in case you hadn’t heard, NAR launched a 2 year project to redesign the logo, starting in 2016. About a month ago, the logo was released and, well, suffice to say, it didn’t go over......

Wall Street landlords are firing up their home-buying engines
short-lived. By 2014, big landlords were already paring back their purchases as foreclosures dried up and they tackled the challenge of managing widespread homes. Now they're buying again......