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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 Applications for 2019 Class

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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Pending Home Sales Slip 2.6 Percent in October

Pending home sales declined slightly in October in all regions but the Northeast, according to the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index,* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 2.6 percent to 102.1 in October

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Realtors® Pleased to See FHFA Raise its 2019 National Loan Limits

This morning, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it will raise the national conforming loan limit for 2019 by 6.9 percent from $453,100 to $484,350. In addition, the high-cost limit will rise from $679,650 to $726,525. As a result, loan limits will be higher in all but 47 counties or county equivalents across the country beginning on January 1, 2019.

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Existing-Home Sales Increase for the First Time in Six Months

Existing-home sales increased in October after six straight months of decreases, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of four major U.S. regions saw gains in sales activity last month

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Newest REALTOR Benefits® Partner Adwerx Helps Realtors® Boost Marketing Strategy

The more than 1.3 million members of the National Association of Realtors® now have access to an exclusive benefit through the digital advertising platform Adwerx(link is external), in partnership with NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program.

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REALTORS® Lead Effort Urging Senate Confirmation of Kathy Kraninger

This morning, the National Association of Realtors®, joined by over 20 associations from across the real estate industry, sent a letter to Senate Leadership and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs urging confirmation of Kathleen Kraninger as the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

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As Election Day Arrives, Realtors® Outpace Early Voting National Average

On Tuesday, as the nation sets out to decide control over the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, along with countless local government seats across the country, early data showed Realtor® interest in the election, as measured by early voting, outpacing the national average.

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National Association of Realtors® Installs 2019 Leadership

John Smaby, a second-generation Realtor® from Edina, Minnesota, was installed today as 2019 president of the National Association of Realtors® during the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

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NAR Presents Realtor® JoAnne Poole with Distinguished Service Award

JoAnne Poole, a Realtor® from Glen Burnie, Maryland, has received the National Association of Realtors® 2018 Distinguished Service Award. The honor is presented yearly to no more than two of NAR’s 1.3 million members. Winners were recognized at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Boston.

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Affordability, Disruption & Rising Interest Rates Lead Top Ten Issues Facing Real Estate

Housing affordability, disruptive technology and rising interest rates were just some of the issues the Counselors of Real Estate named most likely to affect the real estate industry during a session titled “Update: The Top Ten Impacts on Real Estate 2018-2019” at NAR’s 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

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NAR Forum Examines Realtor® Role in Property Valuation and Appraisal Processes

On Saturday, at the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Boston, Massachusetts, the National Association of Realtors® hosted its 2018 Appraisal Forum. The forum, officially titled “Demystifying Agent-Appraiser Communication: Law, Liability and Best Practice,” highlighted proper approaches for communication and cooperation between agents and appraisers.

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Minnesota Recognizes November 1 as “John Smaby Day”

With Edina, Minnesota, native John Smaby set to become the National Association of Realtors®’ 111th President, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed today, November 1, 2018, as “John Smaby Day

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It’s Time to Say “Ready, Set, Boston!” as Realtors® Gather in Boston

As the country heads into the final days of the midterm elections, the National Association of Realtors® kicks off its annual conference in Boston today with a focus on education and opportunity.

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Metro Home Prices Rise 4.8 Percent in Third Quarter

Low inventory levels of moderately priced homes continue to stifle home sales and maintain the trend of increasing metro market prices according to the latest quarterly report(link is external) by the National Association of Realtors

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.realestate Top-Level Domain to be Available through GoDaddy

The .realestate domain, launched by the National Association of Realtors®, in partnership with Second Generation, Ltd., will be available for purchase through GoDaddy next month. Due to the anticipated demand for the .realestate domain, GoDaddy, get.realtor and more than 20 other registrars will offer .realestate starting November 26, following closing of NAR member pre-sale on November 16.

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Number of Real Estate Teams is Growing, NAR Survey Finds

Teams are becoming more common in the real estate industry as an increasing number of Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, consider themselves a member of a real estate team, according to a new survey by NAR.

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Realtors® Applaud Senate Passage of 2018 WRDA Bill

National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, issued the following statement after the Senate today voted to pass S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.

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Existing-home sales dropped off considerably in November to the slowest pace in 19 months, but some of the decrease was likely because of an apparent rise in closing timeframes that may have pushed some transactions into December, according to the 

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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.