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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.

Contact:

Walt Molony
202/383-1177

1-800-874-6500

   http://www.realtor.org/

    HouseLogic Wins Best Real Estate Social Media Campaign of the Year

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — HouseLogic.com, the comprehensive website for homeowners from the National Association of Realtors®, has won the 2014 Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) “Best Real Estate Social Media Campaign Award” for developing original infographics distributed via Facebook and other social communities.

    Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2013, Investment Property Declines

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Vacation home sales rose strongly in 2013, while investment purchases fell below the elevated levels seen in the previous two years, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

    February Pending Home Sales Continue Slide

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 27, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Pending home sales declined for the eighth straight month in February, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Modest increases in the Midwest and West were offset by declines in the Northeast and South; all regions are below a year ago.

    February Existing-Home Sales Remain Subdued

    WASHINGTON – March 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Home prices continued to show solid growth in most of the country due to limited inventory conditions, but rising prices and severe winter weather caused existing-home sales to slip in February, according to the National Association of Realtors

    SmartZip Analytics Named to REach’s 2014 Accelerator Class

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Realtors® today announced that SmartZip Analytics, the national leader in real estate analytics and predictive marketing, is the first company selected to join the 2014 class of REach™, the strategic growth technology accelerator founded and managed by NAR’s investment arm, Second Century Ventures

    Realtors® Applaud Speedy Senate Action on Bipartisan Flood Insurance Affordability Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown:

    NAR Generational Trends Study Shows Confidence in Market, Some Challenges

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Young home buyers remain optimistic and see their home as a good investment, while older buyers are more likely to trade down to a smaller property to match changing lifestyles, according to the 2014 National Association of Realtors® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which [...]

    Realtors® Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan Flood Insurance Affordability Bill

    WASHINGTON – March 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown

    Realtors® Oppose Tax Plan to Limit Mortgage Interest Deduction, Real Estate Provisions

    WASHINGTON (February 26, 2014) – The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown: NAR supports reforms that promote economic growth, but we strongly oppose severely altering the rules that govern ownership and investment in real estate. Real estate powers almost one-fifth of the U.S. economy, employs more than 17 million Americans, and contributes a quarter of all federal and state tax revenue and as much as 70 percent of local taxes

    Pending Home Sales Hold Steady in January

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 5, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Pending home sales were essentially unchanged in January, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Monthly gains in the South and Northeast were offset by declines in the West and Midwest.

    Existing-Home Sales Drop in January While Prices Continue to Grow

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Existing-home sales fell in January to the lowest level in a year-and-a-half, but ongoing inventory shortages continue to lift prices in much of the U.S., according to the National Association of Realtors®.

    Commercial Real Estate Outlook Positive but Moderating

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Market fundamentals in commercial real estate continue to improve but at a slower pace, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

    NAR Names New General Counsel

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — After a comprehensive national search, the National Association of Realtors® has selected Katie Raynolds Johnson as the association’s newest Senior Vice President and General Counsel. She assumes her new responsibilities effective today.

    NAR Names New General Counsel

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –After a comprehensive national search, the National Association of Realtors® has selected Katie Raynolds Johnson as the association’s newest Senior Vice President and General Counsel. She assumes her new responsibilities effective today.

    Existing-Home Sales Drop in January While Prices Continue to Grow

    WASHINGTON (February 21, 2014) – Existing-home sales fell in January to the lowest level in a year-and-a-half, but ongoing inventory shortages continue to lift prices in much of the U.S., according to the National Association of Realtors®

    Commercial Real Estate Outlook Positive but Moderating

    WASHINGTON – February 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Market fundamentals in commercial real estate continue to improve but at a slower pace, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly

    REALTOR® Magazine’s 2014 Good Neighbor Awards Open for Nominations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Realtors® have a long-standing tradition of aiding those in need, and many volunteer their time and energy to improving the lives of others in communities throughout the world. The National Association of Realtors® recognizes those Realtors® who demonstrate exceptional service through REALTOR® Magazine’sGood Neighbor Awards, which is currently accepting applications

    NAR Tech Edge helps Realtors® Keep Abreast of the Latest Technologies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The ever-changing technology landscape continues to transform the way that Realtors® and the real estate business operate. To help Realtors® keep up with the latest mobile and web-based technologies that can benefit their business and clients, the National Association of Realtors® is continuing its one-day technology conference series, NAR Tech Edge

    Commercial Real Estate Investors “Cautiously Optimistic” As the Future Unfolds, According to New Outlook Report

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –: Commercial real estate investments are expected to produce generally solid returns in 2014, according to the authors of Expectations & Market Realities in Real Estate 2014—The Future Unfolds, an annual forecast report released by Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC), Deloitte, and the National Association of Realtors®(NAR)

    Metro Areas See Solid Home-Price Growth, Some Markets Facing Affordability Issues

    WASHINGTON – February 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The lion’s share of metropolitan areas continued to experience strong year-over-year price growth in the fourth quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. A companion metro area annual affordability report shows less favorable conditions, particularly in the West.

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