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National Association of Realtors® Applauds Introduction of 21st Century Internet Act

The National Association of Realtors® commends Rep. Mike Coffman for his introduction of the 21st Century Internet Act. Rep. Coffman’s bill comes in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2017 decision to dismantle net neutrality regulations, with the legislation ensuring that Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, cannot block or throttle online content or services.
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Foreign Investment in U.S. Commercial Real Estate Remains Strong, China and Mexico Top Investors

Nearly one-fifth of Realtors® practicing in commercial real estate closed a sale with an international client in 2017, and 35 percent said they have experienced an increase in the number of international clients in the past five years, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors
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National Association of Realtors® Event Examines State of Fannie, Freddie Reform

With America’s homeownership rate struggling to match falling unemployment and increasing consumer confidence, protecting the benefits of the secondary mortgage market remains critical to the health of the overall housing industry.
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Realtors® Commend Supreme Court Decision Promoting Fairness Between Online, Main Street Businesses

The Supreme Court today announced its decision in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., holding that states have the right to require online sellers to collect and remit sales tax.
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HOME Survey: Housing and Economic Outlook Remains Steady in Second Quarter of 2018

New findings from the National Association of Realtors® show that a high number of Americans, 75 percent, believe that now is a good time to sell a house, while 68 percent think it is a good time to buy. That’s according to NAR’s second quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey
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Existing-Home Sales Backpedal, Decrease 0.4 Percent in May

Existing-home sales fell back for the second straight month in May, as only the Northeast region saw an uptick in activity, according to the National Association of Realtors. Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, decreased 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43 million in May from downwardly revised 5.45 million in April
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NAR Applauds Rule Making Realtors® Eligible to Participate in Association Health Plans

The U.S Department of Labor today finalized its rule to expand the definition of “employer” to include “working owners,” allowing real estate professionals and other self-employed individuals to participate in association health plans. The ruling also makes AHPs available to independent contractors who are offered coverage through a spouse, the current source of coverage for roughly 40 percent of Realtors
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Realtors® Celebrate National Homeownership Month in June

In recognition of National Homeownership Month in June, National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty issued the following statement
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Pending Home Sales Lose Steam in April, Decline 1.3 Percent

After two straight months of modest increases, pending home sales dipped in April to their third-lowest level over the past year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions saw no gain in contract activity last month.
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Home of the Brave — A Look at Active Military and Veteran Homeownership

Differences in household composition and financing options incentivize homebuying demand for veteran and active military, according to the 2018 Veterans & Active Military Home Buyers Profile, which evaluated the differences of recent active-service and veteran home buyers and sellers to those who have never served.
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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.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of New Dunkin’ Donuts and Bank...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of a new construction, freestanding, multi-tenant retail building at 13591 Huron Street in Westminster, Colorado.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Kathy Kraninger Unfit to be Top Consumer Watchdog, Senate Panel Should...

Kathy Kraninger, the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Associate Director and President Donald Trump’s nominee for Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is scheduled to have her nomination hearing tomorrow before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.