WASHINGTON (February 4, 2016) — Despite various global and domestic hurdles hindering economic growth, steady job gains and stable leasing demand should help keep commercial real estate activity expanding in 2016, according to the authors of an annual report published jointly by Situs Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC), Deloitte and the National Association of Realtors®.
WASHINGTON (February 2, 2016) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to advance legislation that will expand opportunities for homeownership. H.R. 3700, the "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act," includes a number of initiatives that have strong support from the National Association of Realtors®, who hailed the vote as important progress for home buyers and sellers.
"This legislation will put homeownership in reach for more families, and we applaud Congress's work to take us there," said NAR President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of... Read More
WASHINGTON (February 2, 2016) — Realtors® not only help the public through the steps of buying or selling a home, many of them also take the time to support their communities through charitable and volunteer work. The National Association of Realtors® is currently accepting applications from Realtors® who dedicate themselves to volunteer service for REALTOR® Magazine's Good Neighbor Awards.
Five winners will be announced in the November/December issue of REALTOR® Magazine and will receive a $10,000 grant for his or her... Read More
WASHINGTON (January 28, 2016) — Realtors® not only help their clients achieve the American Dream by helping them buy and sell their homes, they also volunteer countless hours to help improve and develop their communities. For eight years, REALTOR® Magazine's Good Neighbor Society has helped Realtors® extend and enhance their charitable work through the Volunteering Works grant and mentoring program. The program, which assigns mentors to Realtors® who want to increase and expand their community service outreach, is now seeking entries.
WASHINGTON (January 28, 2016) — Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in December, but inched forward slightly, fueled by a large increase in the Northeast that outpaced declines in the other three major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, crawled 0.1 percent to 106.8 in December from a downwardly revised 106.7 in November and is now 4.2 percent above December 2014 (102.5). The... Read More
WASHINGTON (January 22, 2016) — Existing-home sales snapped back solidly in December as more buyers reached the market before the end of the year, and the delayed closings resulting from the rollout of the Know Before You Owe initiative pushed a portion of November's would-be transactions into last month's figure, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Led by the South and West, all four major regions saw large increases in December.
WASHINGTON (January 20, 2016) – National Association of Realtors® members now have access to two new offerings through the Realtors® Insurance Marketplace; members now have access to Realtors® Vision Insurance plans and Members TeleHealth, a telemedicine service plan.
“As self-employed professionals and small business owners, Realtors® know the importance of finding affordable, comprehensive health care,” said NAR President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Coral Springs, Florida. “NAR... Read More
WASHINGTON (January 19, 2016) — Technology has reinvented the way Realtors® conduct real estate transactions and connect with clients, and staying up-to-date on new and emerging technologies is an essential part of the real estate profession. To help Realtors® stay abreast of latest mobile and online technologies, the National Association of Realtors® is continuing its one-day technology conference series, NAR Tech Edge.
NAR Tech Edge events will take place in cities across the U.S. starting in early-2016. NAR speakers and local technology experts will present... Read More
WASHINGTON (January 14, 2016) — To capitalize on growing demand for expert property assessment and increased interest in online learning courses, the National Association of Realtors® is now offering a Pricing Strategies Advisor certification available entirely online through the new Center for Realtor® Development.
The Pricing Strategy Advisor certification combines a course and webinars to enhance Realtors®' skills in pricing properties, working with appraisers, and understanding, finding and making adjustments to comparable properties. The course is... Read More
WASHINGTON (January 12, 2016) — Following the housing market's best year in nearly a decade, existing-home sales are forecasted to expand in 2016 at a more moderate pace as pent-up buyer demand combats affordability pressures and meager economic growth, according to National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun in a newly-released video on his 2016 housing market expectations.