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Uncertainty surrounding drastic increases in flood insurance premiums for coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program is negatively impacting transactions and the nation’s real estate recovery.
There is a significant relationship between Realtors®’ educational attainment and their income level, according to panelists at the “Learn. Live. Lead. Lifelong Learning and Real Estate Success” forum during the 2013 REALTORS® Conference and Expo.
While the Federal Housing Administration has loosened its condominium approval requirements in recent years, many properties continue to struggle to meet overly stringent criteria and the majority of properties are being denied.
While the overall commercial sector appears to be improving, Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said this isn’t the case in all parts of the market.
The Federal Housing Administration is at a critical crossroads, but with the best performing books of business in its 80-year history, FHA is prepared for the future.
Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors®, said existing-home sales have shown a 20 percent cumulative increase over the past two years, while prices have gained 18 percent, but incomes have risen only 2 to 4 percent in the same timeframe.
The nation's housing markets gained traction in 2013, but lingering uncertainties will prevent a full housing market recovery, according to 2014 NAR President Steve Brown in a news conference today.
This year, the National Association of REALTORS® celebrates the 100th anniversary of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics.
NAR has launched a member awareness campaign and priority registration for the .REALTOR top-level domain.
During this year's conference, "Rise to New Heights," Realtors® will engage industry leaders and federal officials about Realtors®' top legislative priorities, the changing regulatory landscape, and the obstacles and opportunities facing consumers, real estate markets and the economy.