Archive for May, 2015


Lee McNeil: Real-estate association seeks to change sales-tax mix

Lee McNeil, 53, presides over the Orlando chapter of NAIOP, a commercial real estate industry group that began in 1967 as the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks. He also oversees business development for Williams Company, of Orlando. He spoke recently with Orlando Sentinel Real Estate Writer Mary Shanklin.   What new political issues […]

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Realtor Association encouraging new safety measures

Two incidents have happened over the last few months that put some local realtors in danger while showing homes, and the West Central Association of Realtors is encouraging realtors to take extra caution while on the job. Earlier this year, a female Realtor was set to show a home in a rural area in Benton […]

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National Association of Realtors gives placemaking grants to Norwich …

Posted May 29, 2015 at 2:20 PM Norwich, Conn.

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After Agent’s Murder, Realtor Association Offers New Safety Resources

SPONSORED CONTENT FROM AND What’s this? By Katie Bascuas / May 18, 2015 (iStock/Thinkstock) The National Association of Realtors has released new resources as part of its safety program to help ensure real estate professionals can reduce the risks of threats and attacks while on the job. Last September, real estate agent Beverly Carter’s body […]

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Pending Sales of Existing Homes in U.S. Increased 3.4% in April

More Americans than forecast signed contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes in April, indicating a pickup in the housing market during the busy spring selling period. The index of pending home resales climbed 3.4 percent to the highest level in nine years after a revised 1.2 percent gain the prior month, the National Association […]

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Los Gatos-Saratoga: Realtors learning about ‘Doing Business with Mexico’

Thirty members and guests of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors attended “Doing Business with Mexico,” the second of a series of programs hosted by the local trade association’s Global Business Council. Real estate professionals shared valuable information on both inbound and outbound transactions involving the country, cultural differences and discounted several myths. Panelists included […]

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Pending Home Sales Hit a 9-Year Record in April, Says the NAR

ByLisa Selin Davis 10:31 am ETMay 28, 2015May 28, 2015 March was a banner month for pending home sales—those that are in contract but haven’t yet officially sold. Guess what? So was April, the National Association of Realtors® reported on Thursday. Home-buyer activity had increased 11% year over year by March; in April, it rose again for the fourth straight […]

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August Selected to Join National Association of Realtors® REach® Accelerator …

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August has been selected by the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, to join its REach® growth technology accelerator program. Out of hundreds of applicants, August was chosen to join a select group of eight companies, which span across home services, personal security, real estate lending, and more. […]

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NAR Forecasts Modest Growth for US Commercial Markets in 2015

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US new-home sales jump in April

By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans bought new homes in April — evidence that the stronger job market is powering the housing sector. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales climbed 6.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 517,000. Sales recovered from a 10 percent […]

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