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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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    Improving Economy Slowly Brightens Outlook for Commercial Real Estate

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The strong rebound in economic growth during the second quarter and ongoing job creation are gradually improving the outlook for all of the major commercial real estate sectors, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

    Realtors® Say Attorney General Holder is Right – No One Should Pay Taxes on Phantom Income

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown:

    Existing-Home Sales Continue to Climb in July

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Existing-home sales increased in July to their highest annual pace of the year, and the ongoing decline in distressed sales reached an important milestone, according to

    NAR Announces Launch of .REALTOR Top-Level Domain

    WASHINGTON – August 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Realtors®’ new .REALTOR top-level domain will be available October 23, 2014 to members of NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association.

    Realtors® Join FHFA in Georgia to Inform Homeowners about HARP Benefit

    ATLANTA – August 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — More than 34,000 Atlanta residents are potentially eligible to reduce their mortgage payments under the Home Affordable Refinance Program, or HARP, according to Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt and the National Association of Realtors®, who are participating in a special town hall meeting in Atlanta today for community leaders and real estate professionals.

    Home-Price Gains Decelerate in Many Metro Areas during Second Quarter

    WASHINGTON – August 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Home-price growth continued to moderate in many metropolitan areas in the second quarter and national year-over-year price appreciation is now at its slowest pace since 2012, according

    New Credit Scoring Calculation Will Improve Access to Homeownership, Say Realtors®

    WASHINGTON – August 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown:

    Updater and zipLogix Partner to Simplify the Moving Process

    CHICAGO – July 29, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Updater and zipLogix, both investments of the National Association of Realtors®, announced a partnership to help real estate professionals streamline the moving process for their clients from within zipForm®. The technology collaboration will enable zipLogix users to seamlessly offer their clients Updater’s personalized and guided experience for completing moving-related tasks. Updater’s web application helps clients update their new address across all accounts and subscriptions, transfer utilities, forward mail with the U.S. Postal Service, and much more

    Realtors® Environmental Summit Evaluates Potential Risks to Real Estate

    WASHINGTON – July 29, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Realtor® leaders are hearing from the nation’s foremost experts on environmental risk management during the National Association of Realtors® first environmental summit. The slate of distinguished speakers includes Dan Glickman, who served as the Secretary of Agriculture under President Clinton, and Tom Ridge, first Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, former Governor of Pennsylvania, president and CEO of Ridge Global and partner at Ridge-Schmidt Cyber.

    Pending Home Sales Slip in June

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — After three consecutive months of solid gains, pending home sales slowed modestly in June, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

    Realtors® President Joins Housing Experts at White House for FHA’s 80th Anniversary Celebration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Federal Housing Administration celebrated its 80th anniversary today at the White House with two panel discussions highlighting the past, present, and future of the agency and its impact on homeownership. National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown joined distinguished speakers on the second panel to emphasize the significance of FHA-backed loans to the real estate market and housing recovery.

    Existing-Home Sales Up in June, Unsold Inventory Shows Continued Progress

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Existing-home sales increased in June and reached an annual pace of 5 million sales for the first time since October 2013, while rising inventory continues to push overall supply towards a more balanced market, according to the National Association of Realtors

    National Association of Realtors® Announces Major National Advertising Campaign

    WASHINGTON – July 14, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — As a new generation of home buyers enters into recovering real estate markets across the country, the National Association of Realtors® today announced the launch of a major national advertising campaign in conjunction with realtor.com®, as well as a comprehensive public relations effort, “Real Insight,” which together will showcase the value of the local knowledge and accurate data available to consumers through Realtors® and

    Realtors® Applaud Confirmation of Castro as HUD Secretary

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown: “The National Association of Realtors® commends the U.S. Senate today for approving the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

    International Home Buyers Continue to Invest in Profitable U.S. Market, Realtors® Report

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 8, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the U.S. to purchase properties and make real estate investments

    FHA HAWK Program a Good Start but Needs to Go Further, Say Realtors®

    WASHINGTON – July 1, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In a letter sent today to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Association of Realtors® offered support for the Federal Housing Administration’s efforts to reduce mortgage insurance premiums for first-time buyers through its Homeowners Armed with Knowledge, or HAWK, housing counseling pilot program but is concerned the program won’t significantly reduce premiums or reach enough qualified buyers

    NAR Survey Shows Realtors® Continue to Invest in Mobile Technologies

    WASHINGTON – June 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Over the years, Realtors® have spent countless time and millions of dollars advancing real estate technologies and keeping up with the latest high-tech tools. The 2013-2014 Realtor® Technology Survey, conducted by NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Technology, found that Realtors® continued to invest in new technology for their businesses in 2013 and spent more than they did in previous years.

    Pending Home Sales Surge in May

    WASHINGTON – June 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Pending home sales rose sharply in May, with lower mortgage rates and increased inventory accelerating the market, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four regions of the country saw increases in pending sales, with the Northeast and West experiencing the largest gains.

    Existing-Home Sales Heat Up in May, Inventory Levels Continue to Improve

    WASHINGTON – June 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Existing-home sales rose strongly in May and inventory gains continued to help moderate price growth, according to the National Association of Realtors

    “Coming Soon” Properties Can Create Consumer Confusion

    WASHINGTON – June 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Realtors®today published information for NAR members regarding advertising properties as “coming soon.”

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