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NAR Applauds FHFA Equity Plan for GSEs

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released finalized equity plans Wednesday for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. According to the FHFA, the plans are intended to “address barriers experienced by renters, aspiring homeowners

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Second Century Ventures Opens Applications for 2023 REACH Canada Real Estate Technology Program

The Canadian arm of the REACH real estate technology scale-up program is now accepting applications for its 2023 cohort.

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Pending Home Sales Descend 3.9% in April

Pending home sales slipped in April, as contract activity decreased for the sixth consecutive month, the National Association of Realtors® reported. Only the Midwest region saw signings increase month-over-month, while the other three major regions

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NAR Showcases New Implicit Bias Certificate Course on First Day of Legislative Meetings

The National Association of Realtors® on Sunday showcased a new certificate course to help real estate professionals combat implicit bias.
Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing

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Existing-Home Sales Slip 2.7% in March

Existing-home sales decreased in March, marking two consecutive months of declines, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Month-over-month, sales in March waned in three of the four major U.S. regions while holding steady in the West. Sales were down across each region year-over-year.

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NAR Study Shows Lack of Affordable Housing Biggest Obstacle to Home Buying

The lack of affordable homes is the top obstacle holding back potential home buyers of all races, but other obstacles to homeownership varied by race/ethnicity according to a new report released today by the National Association

NAR Asks Supreme Court to Protect Consumers from Lawsuits When Making Floor Plans of Their Homes

The National Association of Realtors® today filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to protect American consumers from a recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Court’s ruling misrepresents federal law and would invalidate decades of legal precedent by allowing copyright infringement lawsuits to be filed against homeowners who make or display floor plans of their own homes.

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Existing-Home Sales Fade 7.2% in February

Existing-home sales dipped in February, continuing a seesawing pattern of gains and declines over the last few months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major U.S. regions saw sales fall on a month-over-month basis in February. Sales activity year-over-year was also down overall

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NAR and VA Release Video Series for Realtors® to Help More Veterans Achieve Homeownership with VA Loans

The National Association of Realtors®, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, has released a two-part educational video series on the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program

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Two-Thirds of Metros Reached Double-Digit Price Appreciation in Fourth Quarter of 2021

The fourth quarter of 2021, much like the third quarter, saw home prices continue to increase, although at a slower pace. Fewer markets in the last quarter experienced double-digit price gains.

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Pending Home Sales Subside 2.2% in November

Pending home sales slipped in November, receding slightly after a previous month of gains, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major U.S. regions witnessed contract transactions decline month-over-month.

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Existing-Home Sales Continue Upward, Increasing 1.9% in November

Existing-home sales rose in November, denoting three consecutive months of increases, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of the four major U.S. regions reported growth in monthly sales, while the fourth region

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Pending Home Sales Jump 7.5% in October

Pending home sales increased in October, rebounding after a decline the month prior, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Contract activity rose month-over-month in each of the four major U.S. regions. On a year-over-year basis, however, transactions were split

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Pending Home Sales Dip 2.3% in September

Pending home sales dipped in September, retreating slightly following a previous month of growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major U.S. regions saw contract activity decline month-over-month and year-over-year, with the Northeast weathering the largest yearly drop

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Impacts of Student Loan Debt on Homebuying Uncovered at Realtor® Policy Forum

Top experts from the housing and higher-education fields joined policy thought leaders from the National Association of Realtors® on Wednesday to discuss the current student loan debt crisis and how it affects the economy, housing market, and debt holders.

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Second Century Ventures Selects 10 Tech Companies for 2022 REACH Canada Program

Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, announced Thursday the 10 companies selected for its 2022 REACH Canada program. These firms operate within a diverse range of market segments

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Student Loan Debt Holding Back Majority of Millennials from Homeownership

Sixty percent of non-homeowning millennials say student loan debt is delaying their ability to buy a home, by far the most affected population, according to a new poll released today by the National Association of Realtors

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Realtors® Encouraged by White House Plan to Expand Housing Supply

National Association of Realtors® President Charlie Oppler issued the following statement Wednesday after the White House unveiled plans to expand affordable housing.

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94% of Metro Areas Saw Double-Digit Price Growth in Second Quarter of 2021

Continued low levels of housing inventory, combined with record-low mortgage rates spurring housing demand, have caused an increase in median sales prices for existing single-family homes in all but one of 183 measured markets during the second quarter

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Annual Foreign Investment in U.S. Existing-Home Sales Falls 27% to $54.4 Billion, Lowest Level in a Decade

Foreign buyers purchased $54.4 billion worth of U.S. existing homes from April 2020 through March 2021, a 27% decrease from the previous 12-month period and the fourth consecutive

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NAR Applauds FHFA Equity Plan for GSEs

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released finalized equity plans Wednesday for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. According to the FHFA, the plans are intended to “address barriers experienced by renters, aspiring homeowners

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