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20 Years of Celebrating Realtors® Who Give Back

The National Association of Realtors® celebrates an exciting milestone this year: the 20th year of the Good Neighbor Awards. For two decades, this award has recognized Realtors® who make
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Second Century Ventures Launches REach® Commercial Accelerator

Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors®' strategic investment arm, has launched REach® Commercial, its first commercial real estate technology accelerato
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Metro Home Prices Jump 4 Percent in 2018’s Fourth Quarter

Inventory increased and metro market prices rose at a slower pace in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors
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Realtors® Release New Vision for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

With over 400 people on hand for the National Association of Realtors®’ Housing Finance Reform Policy Forum, NAR today unveiled a new vision for reforming the GSEs. As featured speakers for the panel titled “NAR’s vision
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Realtors® Welcome CEOs from ABA, MBA and NAHB at Housing Finance Reform Forum

This morning at the National Association of Realtors®’ GSE Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., CEOs from the American Bankers Association, Mortgage Bankers Association
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Realtors® to Again Lead Industry Talks on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

On February 7, dozens of industry stakeholders and hundreds of invested attendees will gather for the National Association of Realtors®' first-annual Policy Forum at the Grand Hyatt in Washington.
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Pending Home Sales Dip 2.2 Percent in December

Pending home sales declined as a whole in December, but for the second straight month the Western region experienced a slight increase, according to the National Association of Realtors
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NAR Seeks Realtors® Who Volunteer to Apply for the 2019 Good Neighbor Awards

Many Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, go beyond helping consumers buy and sell homes by giving back to their communities through volunteer work.
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Treasury, IRS Give Big Win to Real Estate Professionals in Qualified Business Income Rule

Late last week, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations regarding the new 20 percent deduction on qualified business income.
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Existing-Home Sales See 6.4 Percent Drop in December

After two consecutive months of increases, existing-home sales declined in the month of December, according to the National Association of Realtors®. None of the four major U.S. regions saw a gain in sales activity last month.
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Homeownership Part of “American Dream”; Housing Costs Deterrent for Non-Owners

Homeowners and non-homeowners both strongly consider homeownership part of the American Dream. That is according to new consumer survey data from the National Association of Realtors®, which revealed that among those polled, approximately 75 percent of non-homeowners believe
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REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2019 Volunteering Works Program

According to the National Association of Realtors®' Community Aid and Real Estate report, nearly 70 percent of Realtors® volunteer in their community each month. Realtors® play a critical role in the process of buying and selling homes, and many help make their communities better places to live and work by undertaking various impactful volunteer projects.
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Existing-Home Sales Increase for Second Consecutive Month

Existing-home sales increased in November, according to the National Association of Realtors®, marking two consecutive months of increases. Three of four major U.S. regions saw gains in sales activity last month
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Second Century Ventures Acquires Assets from Elmspring, Expands REach® Accelerator Program

Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm has acquired certain assets of the Elmspring accelerator, a venture accelerator founded in 2014 by Adam Freeman and Tom Bretz, that invests in technology startups who aim to disrupt the real estate and housing industry.
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Realtors® Reassert Role as Leader in Blockchain Technology Education

The National Association of Realtors® unveiled a Blockchain Guidance paper on Wednesday afternoon during a webinar designed to keep real estate at the forefront of conversations surrounding the emerging technology. Although blockchain usage is not yet widely prevalent in the industry, NAR has worked to proactively educate state and local Realtor® associations
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Majority Feel 2018 Fourth Quarter is Good Time to Buy Home, says Realtor® Survey

New findings from a National Association of Realtors® survey show that despite a favorable view on the economy and the direction of home prices, the sentiment on home buying continued to diminish at the close of 2018 – though a majority still think it is a good time to buy. Consumer sentiment about home buying weakened in the fourth quarter with only 34 percent strongly indicating it is now a good time to buy, down from 39 percent in the third quarter and 43 percent one year ago.
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NAR Applauds Congressional Action to Extend RHS Definition

With the House voting this evening to pass the 2018 Farm Bill, the definition of the Rural Housing Service will be extended through the 2030 Census. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation into law in the coming days. Without Congressional action, the RHS definition would have expired in 2020.
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REach® Technology Accelerator Named Among Best in Nation for Second Consecutive Year; Now Accepting...

For the second consecutive year, ?????REach®, the growth technology accelerator operated by the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, was named among the top accelerators in the U.S. by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, or SARP.
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National Association of Realtors® Announces Strategic Restructuring to Better Serve Members, Enhance Member Experience

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) announced today staffing changes in the organization's advocacy, marketing communications, member experience and technology groups that will strengthen NAR's ability to serve as the leading voice for Realtors® on key legislative policies while fostering technological innovation on behalf of its members and enhancing the member experience
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Realtors® More Likely to Donate Annually than Most Americans, According to Survey

Eighty-two percent of Realtors® donate money to charitable causes every year, compared to the national average of 56.6 percent of Americans1 who do so, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors

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National Association of Realtors® Applauds Long-Awaited FHA Condo Rule

The National Association of Realtors® today commended the Department of Housing and Urban Development for finalizing new Federal Housing Authority condominium loan policies.

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