Archive for June, 2015


NAR: About two-thirds of real estate contracts close on time

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Trade group: Commercial space demand varies by market

Modern office building illustration(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) A stronger labor market and increasing household formation should keep commercial real estate demand on a gradual incline, according to the National Association of Realtors quarterly commercial real estate forecast. National office vacancy rates are forecast to slightly decrease 0.1 percent over the coming year as the demand for […]

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Chinese Buyers Replace Canadians as Top Foreign Buyers of US Homes

Chinese buyers have surpassed Canadian snowbirds as the dominant foreign buyers of homes in the U.S., according to the National Association of Realtors. Purchasers from China made up 16% of international buyers who bought primarily single-family homes and condominiums in the 12-month period that ended in March, according to the survey by the National Association […]

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MBA, NAR, industry trade groups weigh in on TRID delay

The industry wanted a delay. And they got it. Not only was just about every respected industry group petitioning for a delay, but even Congress added its name to the list of people pleading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to delay the Aug. 1 implementation date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure requirements. At the end […]

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Did NAR’s ‘DANGER Report’ help or hurt Realtors?

“After buying and selling a few houses I would rate real estate agents just barely above the drug cartels when it comes to morality and honesty.” That’s one of a number of negative comments about Realtors that appeared beneath an article recently published by The Washington Post. The subject of the article was the “DANGER report,” […]

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NAR’s message to NETAR: Get political

Home | Back Hank Hayes hhayes@timesnews.netRead More From Hank Hayes Follow me on: News Local News Business Technology June 16th, 2015 8:42 am by Hank Hayes NAR official Kenny Parcell visits with NETAR members. JONESBOROUGH — Kenny Parcell is apparently a dead ringer for best-selling author and business consultant Stephen Covey, who wrote “The 7 […]

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Realtors® Report Increase in Commercial Transactions, Income and Sales Volume

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Commercial real estate markets are improving with Realtors® specializing in commercial real estate reported an increase in annual gross income, the number of sales transactions and sales volume, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors®Commercial Member Profile. The annual study’s results represent Realtors®, members of NAR, who conduct all […]

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With inventory low, area homes selling fast – The Courier

Home sale signs crowd up a street corner in San Jose, Calif. on Monday, Aug. 21, 2006. Sales of previously owned homes plunged in July to the lowest level in 2 1/2 years and the inventory of unsold homes climbed to a new record high, fresh signs that the housing market has lost steam. (AP […]

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RESPRO Taps NAR’s Director of Real Estate Services as Its New President and …

The Real Estate Services Providers Council Inc. (RESPRO®) has announced that Ken Trepeta, Director of Real Estate Services for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), will succeed Sue Johnson as President and Executive Director of the trade association. “Sue’s leadership over the last two decades has been instrumental in positioning RESPRO members to grow and […]

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Pick a realty agent that suits your goal

Nation’s Housing WASHINGTON — When the country’s largest real-estate trade group bares some of its innermost worries, should homeowners, sellers and buyers pay attention? Absolutely — if you want valuable insights into current issues and problems in the housing marketplace. You might even save some money or avoid a bad experience with an agent or […]

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