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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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    Existing-Home Sales Lose Momentum in November as Inventory Slightly Tightens

    WASHINGTON – December 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — After hitting their highest level of the year, existing-home sales slid in November as housing supply showed some tightening, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions experienced a decline in sales compared to a month earlier.

    Realtors® Applaud Final Passage of Legislation to Extend Key Real Estate Tax Provisions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron “The package of tax extensions approved by the U.S. House and Senate, and headed to the President’s desk for signature, includes important provisions that will help distressed homeowners and commercial property investors with transactions made during 2014. NAR applauds Congressional leaders in both chambers for their effort to pass this legislation before adjournment

    Realtors® Disappointed Senate Failed to Reauthorize Federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron:

    Realtors® Call for Policy Changes to Aid First-Time Buyers, Strengthen Housing Market

    WASHINGTON – December 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congress and the administration must address key policy issues in order to facilitate a healthy real estate market that serves current and future homeowners and drives the national economy forward, said the National Association of Realtors® today in testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking Subcommittee on Housing

    Top Metro Areas Poised for Uptick in Baby Boomer Home Sales

    WASHINGTON – December 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Metro areas with a lower cost of living and sunnier weather are poised to see an increased number of baby boomers moving in and buying a home as some delay retirement and remain participants in the labor market, according to new research

    Pending Home Sales Slow in October but Remain Higher Than a Year Ago

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Pending home sales declined in October but remained at a healthy level of activity and are above year-over-year levels for the second straight month, according to the

    Commercial Real Estate Demand is Holding Steady Despite Overseas Concerns

    WASHINGTON – November 24, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Despite a slowing global economy, forward economic momentum in the U.S. should keep commercial real estate activity on firmer footing, according to the National Association of Realtor

    Existing-Home Sales Rise in October, First Year-Over-Year Increase since October 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Existing-home sales rose in October for the second straight month and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

    REach® Technology Accelerator Now Accepting Applications for 2015

    CHICAGO – November 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment fund of the National Association of Realtors® , announced today that it is accepting applications for its 2015 REach® Accelerator program, now through January 30th, 2015. The nine-month program provides a unique opportunity for technology companies to get intense exposure into real estate, a market that represents more than $1 trillion in revenue, consists of more than 100,000 small- and medium-sized businesses and generates more than $12.5 billion in advertising spend in the U.S. each year

    New REALTOR Benefits® Partner Provides Exclusive Member Pricing and Features on Customizable Websites

    WASHINGTON – November 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Technology has transformed the way real estate professionals do business, and establishing an online presence is essential to connecting with and marketing to potential clients. To help members build and maintain their online identity, the National Association of Realtors® welcomes Placester, one of the largest providers of real estate websites in the world, to the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Through this strategic partnership, Placester is offering exclusive pricing and features on websites to NAR members as well as access to marketing programs and strategies to assist in revenue growth and lead generation.

    Audit Shows FHA Fund is Healthy, Time to Lower Mortgage Insurance Premiums, Say Realtors®

    WASHINGTON – November 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron:

    Big Data Will Play an Important Role in the Future of Real Estate and for Realtors®

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Advances in mobile technology have the potential to radically change the ways consumers search for real estate online, according to a session at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo that peered into what can happen in the future regarding big data and real estate

    Home Sales Expected to Improve in 2015, but Some Headwinds Still Remain

    NEW ORLEANS – November 7, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Existing-home sales are expected to be higher next year and prices will remain at a healthier level of growth that benefits both buyers and sellers, according to an economic forecast at a residential forum during the 2014 Realtors® Conference & Expo.

    Head of Rural Housing Enlists Realtors® to Promote Programs

    NEW ORLEANS – November 7, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Realtors® hold the key to homeownership for many consumers, but providing options for prospective homebuyers in rural areas is often more difficult due to a lack of affordable inventory and access to mortgage credit. To help homebuyers realize their dream of homeownership in less populated areas, U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service Administrator Tony Hernandez told Realtors® they can soon expect some changes that will simplify the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program.

    Realtors® Embrace Changes in Real Estate Industry, Lead Way in Online Innovation

    NEW ORLEANS – November 7, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Shifting political dynamics and emerging technologies will have a significant impact on the business of real estate over the next 12 months and Realtors® are ready for the changes, said 2015 National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron at a news conference today during the 2014 Realtors® Conference & Expo.

    With Markets Back in Full Swing, REALTORS® Reflect on Past and Future of Real Estate

    NEW ORLEANS – November 7, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The housing market has rebounded dramatically from the weak prices and record low sales activity seen in 2010, which was the last time Realtors® were in New Orleans for the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, here through November 10.

    Realtors® Help New Orleans Native Own A Home

    NEW ORLEANS – November 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Though she has lived her entire life in the area, Quenetria Harris has never had the chance to own her own home. Today she and her three-year-old son Ja’kyi are one step closer to that goal, thanks to her hard work and some help from the National Association of Realtors® and New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.

    Home-Price Gains Hold Steady in Majority of Metro Areas in Third Quarter

    NEW ORLEANS – November 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Home prices showed continued growth in a majority of metropolitan areas in the third quarter, but all four major regions saw increases at or below 5 percent from a year ago, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors

    NAR Annual Survey Reveals Notable Decline in First-time Buyers

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Despite an improving job market and low interest rates, the share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades and is preventing a healthier housing market from reaching its full potential, according to an annual survey released today by the National Association of Realtors®. The survey additionally found that an overwhelming majority of buyers search for homes online and then purchase their home through a real estate agent.

    Pending Home Sales Hold Steady in September

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 27, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Pending home sales rose slightly in September and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in 11 months, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

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