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REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2019 Volunteering Works Program

According to the National Association of Realtors®' Community Aid and Real Estate report, nearly 70 percent of Realtors® volunteer in their community each month. Realtors® play a critical role in the process of buying and selling homes, and many help make their communities better places to live and work by undertaking various impactful volunteer projects.
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Existing-Home Sales Increase for Second Consecutive Month

Existing-home sales increased in November, according to the National Association of Realtors®, marking two consecutive months of increases. Three of four major U.S. regions saw gains in sales activity last month
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Second Century Ventures Acquires Assets from Elmspring, Expands REach® Accelerator Program

Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm has acquired certain assets of the Elmspring accelerator, a venture accelerator founded in 2014 by Adam Freeman and Tom Bretz, that invests in technology startups who aim to disrupt the real estate and housing industry.
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Realtors® Reassert Role as Leader in Blockchain Technology Education

The National Association of Realtors® unveiled a Blockchain Guidance paper on Wednesday afternoon during a webinar designed to keep real estate at the forefront of conversations surrounding the emerging technology. Although blockchain usage is not yet widely prevalent in the industry, NAR has worked to proactively educate state and local Realtor® associations
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Majority Feel 2018 Fourth Quarter is Good Time to Buy Home, says Realtor® Survey

New findings from a National Association of Realtors® survey show that despite a favorable view on the economy and the direction of home prices, the sentiment on home buying continued to diminish at the close of 2018 – though a majority still think it is a good time to buy. Consumer sentiment about home buying weakened in the fourth quarter with only 34 percent strongly indicating it is now a good time to buy, down from 39 percent in the third quarter and 43 percent one year ago.
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NAR Applauds Congressional Action to Extend RHS Definition

With the House voting this evening to pass the 2018 Farm Bill, the definition of the Rural Housing Service will be extended through the 2030 Census. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation into law in the coming days. Without Congressional action, the RHS definition would have expired in 2020.
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REach® Technology Accelerator Named Among Best in Nation for Second Consecutive Year; Now Accepting...

For the second consecutive year, ?????REach®, the growth technology accelerator operated by the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, was named among the top accelerators in the U.S. by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, or SARP.
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National Association of Realtors® Announces Strategic Restructuring to Better Serve Members, Enhance Member Experience

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) announced today staffing changes in the organization's advocacy, marketing communications, member experience and technology groups that will strengthen NAR's ability to serve as the leading voice for Realtors® on key legislative policies while fostering technological innovation on behalf of its members and enhancing the member experience
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Realtors® More Likely to Donate Annually than Most Americans, According to Survey

Eighty-two percent of Realtors® donate money to charitable causes every year, compared to the national average of 56.6 percent of Americans1 who do so, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors
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Pending Home Sales Slip 2.6 Percent in October

Pending home sales declined slightly in October in all regions but the Northeast, according to the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index,* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 2.6 percent to 102.1 in October
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Realtors® Pleased to See FHFA Raise its 2019 National Loan Limits

This morning, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it will raise the national conforming loan limit for 2019 by 6.9 percent from $453,100 to $484,350. In addition, the high-cost limit will rise from $679,650 to $726,525. As a result, loan limits will be higher in all but 47 counties or county equivalents across the country beginning on January 1, 2019.
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Existing-Home Sales Increase for the First Time in Six Months

Existing-home sales increased in October after six straight months of decreases, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of four major U.S. regions saw gains in sales activity last month
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Newest REALTOR Benefits® Partner Adwerx Helps Realtors® Boost Marketing Strategy

The more than 1.3 million members of the National Association of Realtors® now have access to an exclusive benefit through the digital advertising platform Adwerx(link is external), in partnership with NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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REALTORS® Lead Effort Urging Senate Confirmation of Kathy Kraninger

This morning, the National Association of Realtors®, joined by over 20 associations from across the real estate industry, sent a letter to Senate Leadership and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs urging confirmation of Kathleen Kraninger as the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
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As Election Day Arrives, Realtors® Outpace Early Voting National Average

On Tuesday, as the nation sets out to decide control over the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, along with countless local government seats across the country, early data showed Realtor® interest in the election, as measured by early voting, outpacing the national average.
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National Association of Realtors® Installs 2019 Leadership

John Smaby, a second-generation Realtor® from Edina, Minnesota, was installed today as 2019 president of the National Association of Realtors® during the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.
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NAR Presents Realtor® JoAnne Poole with Distinguished Service Award

JoAnne Poole, a Realtor® from Glen Burnie, Maryland, has received the National Association of Realtors® 2018 Distinguished Service Award. The honor is presented yearly to no more than two of NAR's 1.3 million members. Winners were recognized at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Boston.
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Affordability, Disruption & Rising Interest Rates Lead Top Ten Issues Facing Real Estate

Housing affordability, disruptive technology and rising interest rates were just some of the issues the Counselors of Real Estate named most likely to affect the real estate industry during a session titled "Update: The Top Ten Impacts on Real Estate 2018-2019" at NAR's 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.
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NAR Forum Examines Realtor® Role in Property Valuation and Appraisal Processes

On Saturday, at the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Boston, Massachusetts, the National Association of Realtors® hosted its 2018 Appraisal Forum. The forum, officially titled “Demystifying Agent-Appraiser Communication: Law, Liability and Best Practice,” highlighted proper approaches for communication and cooperation between agents and appraisers.
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Minnesota Recognizes November 1 as “John Smaby Day”

With Edina, Minnesota, native John Smaby set to become the National Association of Realtors®’ 111th President, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed today, November 1, 2018, as “John Smaby Day

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Housing Finance Market Reform Must Ensure Mortgage Affordability, Availability

Washington, DC - May 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Reforms to America’s housing finance market must ensure a reliable source of affordable mortgage lending for creditworthy consumers. That’s according to Realtors® and other industry insiders who examined the federal government’s future role in the secondary mortgage market at the “Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac: Obama Options and Beyond” session during the National Association of Realtors® 2011 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, here through May 14.

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According to the National Association of Realtors®' Community Aid and Real Estate report, nearly 70 percent of Realtors® volunteer in their community each month. Realtors® play a critical role in the process of buying and selling homes, and many help make their communities better places to live and work by undertaking various impactful volunteer projects.