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Pending Home Sales Skid in May

WASHINGTON (June 29, 2016) — After steadily increasing for three straight months, pending home sales let up in May and declined year-over-year for the first time in almost two years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four major regions experienced a cutback in contract activity last month.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, slid 3.7 percent to 110.8 in May from a downwardly revised 115.0 in April and is now slightly lower (0.2 percent) than May 2015 (111.0).... Read More

June 30th, 2016|Comments Off on Pending Home Sales Skid in May

New REALTOR Benefits® Partner Provides Members-Only Online Shopping Destination

WASHINGTON (June 28, 2016) –  The National Association of Realtors® has partnered with Electronics Row to create a Members’ Gift Galleria, the first-of-its-kind custom shopping destination exclusively for Realtors®, association members and their families.  

As part of the REALTOR Benefits® Program, the Members’ Gift Galleria serves as Realtors®’ source for personal shopping, as well as an online location for closing, thank you and holiday gifts for clients. It... Read More

December 31st, 1969|Comments Off on New REALTOR Benefits® Partner Provides Members-Only Online Shopping Destination

REALTOR® University Receives Accreditation

WASHINGTON (March 7, 2016) – Realtor® University, the only advanced online education institution centered exclusively on real estate, has received accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, or DEAC, an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. 

Since its inception in 2011, accreditation has been a top priority for Realtor® University; the process takes nearly two years and can only be started once the school has already been stably operating for two years. Realtor®... Read More

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Staying Attuned to Buyer Preferences Will Help Realtors® Maintain Competitive Advantage

SAN DIEGO (November 14, 2015) – The wave of new millennial homebuyers is just beginning, and Realtors® should prepare themselves now by adapting to buyers' housing preferences, use of technology and demand for environmentally friendly features. That's according to speakers at a buyer preferences forum organized by the REALTOR® University Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies here at the 2015... Read More

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Just-Released FHA Report Shows Fresh Opportunity to Make Homeownership More Affordable

WASHINGTON (November 15, 2016) — The Federal Housing Administration’s just released actuarial report shows that the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund is on a steady financial trajectory, a finding the National Association of Realtors® believes is an opportunity to make FHA’s low-down-payment mortgage option available to an even broader swath of borrowers.

“FHA’s actuarial report shows that the fund has indisputably found its footing,... Read More

December 31st, 1969|Comments Off on Just-Released FHA Report Shows Fresh Opportunity to Make Homeownership More Affordable