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National Association of Realtors® Applauds Passage of Banking Reform Bill

The U.S. House passed bipartisan legislation today that the National Association of Realtors® believes will bring much-needed bank regulatory relief and consumer protections and is a step in the right direction for the industry. S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act contains several favorable provisions for housing
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National Association of Realtors® to Launch .realestate Top-Level Domain

The National Association of Realtors® will be launching a new top-level domain, .realestate, later this year. The new domain extension is scheduled to be available in September for members of NAR, with a late November release to the general public.
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Statement from NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall Regarding Board Vote to Raise Professionalism, Member Dues

- The National Association of Realtors® Board of Directors today voted to raise the bar on professionalism with two amendments to the association's strict member Code of Ethics. Those amendments include publishing limited information about members who violate the Code of Ethics, such as name, photograph, and a description of the violations, as well as requiring listing brokers to provide
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Housing Economists Call for Increase in Home Construction

An increase in housing supply is crucial to the health and sustainability of the real estate market and the economy, according to speakers at a session organized by the REALTOR® University Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies during the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.
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Realtors® Midyear Forecast: Home Sales, Prices to Rise Despite Inventory, Affordability Challenges

A stronger economy, wage growth and an improving job market are expected to march home sales and prices higher in 2018, but low supply and weakening affordability will tamper the rate of increases, according to speakers at a residential real estate forum during the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.
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Rethinking Real Estate Valuations and Alternatives to Traditional Appraisals

Appraisals are a vital part of the real estate transaction and have traditionally been done in-person by an experienced appraiser, but efforts to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and incorporate more innovation, technology and data in the valuation process are expanding the use of alternative valuation methods
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Jerry Giovaniello, National Association of Realtors® Chief Lobbyist, to Retire at Year’s End

Jerry Giovaniello, long-time senior vice president and chief lobbyist at the National Association of Realtors® will retire at the end of this year. Giovaniello is among Washington's most well-respected lobbyists, and for 37 years he has successfully advocated vital legislative and regulatory issues before Congress
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REALTORS® Focus on the Future of Fair Housing

Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, joined thousands of members of the National Association of Realtors® at a general session today during the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.
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Acting Director Mulvaney, Panelists Discuss Future of the CFPB and Real Estate Regulatory Policy

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection plans to eliminate regulation by enforcement and increase regulatory clarity, according to speakers at the Regulatory Issues Forum at the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. The high-profile session, keynoted by CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney
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Realtors® Descend on Washington to Advance Policy Issues Shaping Real Estate Industry

Realtors® from across the country will gather in the nation’s capital this week for the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expocommitted to continuing their work with Congress and the administration to advance policy initiatives that strengthen the ability of Americans to buy, invest, own and sell real estate.
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Metro Home-Price Growth Quickens to 5.7 Percent in the First Quarter

Inventory levels hovering at all-time lows weighed down home sales and fueled faster price appreciation during the first three months of the year, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.
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Bob Goldberg Honored With 2018 RISMedia Real Estate Newsmakers Award

RISMedia, publisher of Real Estate magazine, will honor National Association of REALTORS® Chief Executive Officer Bob Goldberg as a 2018 Real Estate Newsmaker during an awards ceremony to be held on May 17 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo taking place that week
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Elizabeth Mendenhall Honored With 2018 RISMedia Real Estate Newsmakers Award

RISMedia, publisher of Real Estate magazine, will honor National Association of REALTORS® 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall as a 2018 Real Estate Newsmaker during an awards ceremony to be held on May 17 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo taking place that week.
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Consumer Interest Trends Towards Sustainability, say Realtors®

As consumer demand trends toward green and sustainable home features, Realtors® continue to work to promote environmentally responsible features and business practices. Sixty-one percent of Realtors® reported that consumers are interested in sustainability according to the National Association of Realtors®' REALTORS® and Sustainability 2018 report.
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Existing-Home Sales Climb 1.1 Percent in March

Existing-home sales grew for the second consecutive month in March, but lagging inventory levels and affordability constraints kept sales activity below year ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Start of Construction on $1 Billion Alameda Mixed-Use...

The City of Alameda and its private partner, Alameda Point Partners, LLC, today celebrated the groundbreaking of the first phase of the $1 billion mixed-use, transit-oriented waterfront development at the gateway to Alameda Point, called Site A. The 68-acre Site A development is located on the site of the former Naval Air Station Alameda, which closed over 20 years ago. Alameda Point Partners (APP) is a joint venture led by Managing Partner Trammell Crow Residential (TCR)

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

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Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on Signing Banking Bill into...

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued the following statement after President Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) into law.