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With more than 1.3 million members, the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) is the voice for real estate. Visit REALTOR.org to see how our real estate resources can benefit you.

REALTOR® magazine (http://www.realtor.org/realtormag) is the official magazine of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and the business tool for real estate professionals.

The magazine advances real estate best practices, brings expert insight to significant trends, and provides REALTORS® with timely decision-making tools on business purchases and strategies.

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Walt Molony
202/383-1177

1-800-874-6500

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    RealtorsĀ® Call on Congress to Ease Regulatory Burdens Curbing Access to Mortgage Credit

    Unnecessary regulatory burdens are preventing qualified, credit-worthy borrowers from obtaining the American Dream of homeownership. Thatā€™s according to testimony today from the National Association of RealtorsĀ® before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

    REALTOR Top-Level Domains Will Soon be Available to RealtorĀ® Associations and Brokerages

    NAR was one of the first associations approved to offer a top-level domain and among the first in the real estate industry to commit to this new technology. Since the .REALTOR top-level domain became available to NAR members in October 2014, more than 95,000 domains have been claimed

    RealtorsĀ® Applaud House Passage of Mortgage Choice Act

    The following is a statement by National Association of RealtorsĀ® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., in support of legislation to ease regulatory burdens on mortgage lending:

    RealtorsĀ® Show Support for New HUD Appointee Harriet Tregoning

    The following is a statement by National Association of RealtorsĀ® President Chris Polychron in response to leadership changes at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Community Planning and Development

    HUD Secretary Tells RealtorsĀ® FHA is Exploring Alternative Credit Scoring Models to Expand Mortgage Access

    A diverse group of housing industry stakeholders participated in a credit access symposium today to discuss how alternative credit scoring models could expand access to mortgage credit for responsible borrowers who may have thin credit histories or extenuating circumstances like medical debts

    Vacation Home Sales Soar to Record High in 2014, Investment Purchases Fall

    Vacation home sales boomed in 2014 to above their most recent peak level in 2006, while investment purchases fell for the fourth straight year, according to an annual survey of residential homebuyers released today by theNational Association of Realtors

    RealtorsĀ® Show Support for New FHA Appointee Ed Golding

    The following is a statement by National Association of RealtorsĀ® President Chris Polychron in response to leadership changes at the Federal Housing Administration

    zipLogix Partners with Realtors Property ResourceĀ® to Integrate Access

    zipLogix, a technology company helping real estate professionals improve productivity and efficiency, has formed a partnership with Realtors Property ResourceĀ® (RPRĀ®). REALTORSĀ® will have faster, fully integrated access directly from RPR to zipForm, for the most authoritative forms collection available, and will also be able to produce RPRā€™s acclaimed reports directly from zipForm to work even more efficiently with their clients. zipLogix Chairman of the Board Mark Peterson made the announcement

    Existing-Home Sales Slightly Improve in February, Price Growth Gains Steam

    Existing-home sales increased modestly in February, but constrained inventory levels pushed price growth to its fastest pace in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors

    NAR Study: Accelerating Housing Costs Have Renters Feeling the Squeeze

    The gap between rental costs and household income is widening to unsustainable levels in many parts of the country, and the situation could worsen unless new home construction meaningfully rises, according to new research by theĀ National Association of RealtorsĀ®

    Asian Investors Lead International Commercial Investment in U.S. and Canada, says NAR Survey

    International investment in commercial real estate is dominated by Asian interests in both Canada and the U.S., according to a new survey from the Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies at REALTORĀ® University and the National Association of Realtors

    NAR and RealtorsĀ® Federal Credit Union Offer Credit Card as New Benefit for RealtorsĀ®

    National Association of RealtorsĀ®Ā members now have access to an additional benefit through a new choice for credit, the official REALTORĀ® credit card. The credit program, available to current and new members of the RealtorsĀ®Ā Federal Credit Union, a division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, features cards with customized real estate-themed designs, exclusive RealtorĀ® branding options and competitive interest rates.

    NAR Generational Survey: Millennials Lead All Buyers, Most Likely to Use Real Estate Agent

    Despite the economic and financial challenges young adults have braved since the recession, the millennial generation represented the largest share of recent buyers, according to the 2015 National Association of RealtorsĀ® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evaluates the generational differences of recent home buyers and sellers

    Pending Home Sales Rise in January to Highest Level in 18 Months

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Improved buyer demand at the beginning of 2015 pushed pending home sales in January to their highest level since August 2013, according to the National Association of RealtorsĀ®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw gains in activity in January.

    RealtorsĀ® Demand Congressional Action to Strengthen Patent Laws, Protect Small Businesses

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Without meaningful patent litigation reform, RealtorsĀ® and other small and midsize business owners will remain targets of extortion by unscrupulous entities that demand licensing fees or threaten frivolous lawsuits under the guise of patent infringement.

    Existing-Home Sales Cool in January As Available Inventory Remains Subdued

    WASHINGTON – February 23, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Existing-home sales declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to the

    Commercial Markets Poised for Growth Despite Weaker Global Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 19, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — A stronger labor market and stable U.S. economy should keep commercial real estate demand on the rise, but the pace of growth will likely be hindered by overseas weakness, according to the National Association of RealtorsĀ® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

    REALTORĀ® Magazine Seeks Nominations for 2015 Good Neighbor Volunteer Awards

    WASHINGTON – February 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — RealtorsĀ® not only help people achieve their dream of homeownership, they also volunteer their time and energy to improve the lives of their community members. The National Association of RealtorsĀ®Ā is currently accepting applications from RealtorsĀ®Ā who dedicate themselves to volunteer service for REALTORĀ®Ā Magazineā€™s Good Neighbor Awards

    NAR Tech Edge helps RealtorsĀ® Stay Informed of the Latest Tech Tools

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 17, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Technology is transforming the way RealtorsĀ® conduct business 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 RealtorsĀ® stay a step ahead of the latest mobile and online technologies, the National Association of RealtorsĀ® is continuing its one-day technology conference series, NAR Tech Edge

    RealtorĀ® Broker Summits to Concentrate on Management and Technology in 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 16, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — As small business owners, real estate brokers must stay ahead of cutting-edge marketing and management practices. That is why the National Association of RealtorsĀ® is inviting brokers from across the country to attend 2015 RealtorĀ® Broker Summit events and learn from broker panels and industry leaders about the latest tools and trends affecting the industry and RealtorĀ® businesses.

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