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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...

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 a power drill and using it to do the scrubbing for them. Cleaning mineral build-up on a showerhead...

On Wednesday, August 8, the IRS released its proposed guidance on the new 20 percent business income deduction.

The deduction, included as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in Congress last year, was a huge win for Realtors.

With Wednesday’s announcement, that victory becomes even more significant for real estate professionals and small businesses across the country...

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®.

In the end, NAR applauds...

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 thousands of...

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 has been...

National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall released the following statement after today's U.S. House vote on legislation extending flood insurance funding:

“Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States. Without an extension of authority, the National Flood Insurance Program cannot write or renew flood insurance in 22,000 communities...

According to a recent study from the National Association of REALTORS®, a majority of Americans believe that homeownership is good for our nation’s communities. Both homeowners and renters were asked if they feel a high rate of homeownership strengthens a community; 67 percent of those surveyed agreed with the sentiment. NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall says, “Homeowners are more likely to...

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