Technology innovation in the real estate industry is robust, with a wealth of listing data available to consumers and technology companies from a multitude of sources. NAR plans to demonstrate the competitiveness in real estate brokerage in an upcoming FTC and DOJ workshop.
Realtors® commemorate the 50th anniversary of the fair housing act today, and recognize April as Fair Housing Month, with education and events for members and state and local Realtor® associations throughout the month.
New consumer findings from NAR show that while a growing share of households feel more confident about the economy and their financial situation this year, extremely challenging market conditions to start the year has led to skepticism that this is a good time to buy a home.
March 26, 2018
The bill contains housing-related provisions important to REALTORS®,including alleviating the weakening of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) from the new tax law, and extending the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through at least mid-summer.
Throughout March and April, Houselogic.com, the comprehensive website for homeowners, buyers and sellers from the National Association of Realtors®, along with real estate industry experts will answer consumers’ questions about the home buying process in a Q&A series on Facebook, titled “How to Buy a Home Step-by-Step.”
March 20, 2018
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NAR testified in support of expanded association health plans before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions.
The exclusion for forgiven home mortgage debt following a foreclosure, short sale or loan modification should be made permanent to provide relief to troubled borrowers and minimize the damage to families, neighborhoods and communities.
Home purchases by millennials ticked up over the past year, but inventory constraints and higher housing costs kept their overall activity subdued and prevented some from leaving the more affordable confines of their Gen X and baby boomer parents’ homes.
Realtors® believe that financial regulations needs to be balanced with appropriate consumer protections, and we believe this bill achieves that goal; we urge Congress and the administration to enact S.2155 into law.
March 13, 2018