NAR Leads the Dialogue on Sustainability, Develops Resource Guide

As the real estate sustainability movement continues to grow, the National Association of Realtors® is proud to introduce the Sustainability Resource Guide, a resource especially created for associations and members to positively impact business practices.  NAR research shows real estate consumers are requesting more information about the sustainability aspects of their real estate investment, and

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Tips for Deep Cleaning a Home

Keeping a home spic and span can be a time and energy consuming process. However, there are many ways to get and keep a home immaculately clean without breaking a sweat. Cleaning soap scum out a tub can be a backbreaking task, but homeowners can cut the effort in half by attaching a scrubber to

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NAR Supports U.S. Treasury Efforts to Improve Financial Regulation, Foster Tech Innovation

Last week, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued the latest in a series of reports aimed at improving regulation of the U.S. financial system. The report focuses on recommendations for nonbank financials, fintech, and innovation. NAR provided feedback on this initiative to Treasury earlier this year, highlighting a number of topics of importance to REALTORS®.

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Metro Home Prices Climb to New All-Time High; Rise 5.3 Percent in Second Quarter

WASHINGTON (August 8, 2018) — Amidst staggeringly low inventory levels in much of the country during the second quarter, existing-homes sales cooled and home prices maintained their robust level of appreciation, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. Last quarter, the San Francisco metro area joined the San Jose metro

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Instant Reaction: July Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on the employment situation in July: The economy is rolling along and jobs are being created. Though the latest monthly net new job gains of 157,000 is a bit light compared to recent past months, the

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NAR Applauds Senate Passage of Flood Insurance Extension

NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall released the following statement after today’s U.S. Senate vote on legislation extending flood insurance funding. The bill, which cleared the House last week, is expected to be signed into law by the President before tonight’s midnight deadline. “We applaud lawmakers for taking this needed action to prevent disruptions to closings in

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Realtors Support Flood-Insurance Reform (Letter to the Editor Published in the WSJ)

The National Association of Realtors has been a vocal supporter of comprehensive reforms to the National Flood-Insurance Program. Regarding your editorial “Hurricane Scalise” (July 21): The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been renewed 41 times since 1998, with six short-term extensions coming in the past year. You overlook that the National Association of Realtors

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Pending Home Sales Reverse Course, Rise 0.9 Percent in June

WASHINGTON (July 30, 2018) – Pending home sales increased in all four major regions in June, but overall activity lagged year ago levels for the sixth straight month, 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, rose 0.9 percent to 106.9 in June

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