Archive for August, 2015


NAR Good Neighbor Award Finalists Honored for Their Commitment to Good Works …

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association of Realtors® has selected 10 individuals as finalists for REALTOR® Magazine’s 2015 Good Neighbor Awards. This award honors Realtors® who volunteer in their communities, improve the quality of life for their neighbors and go above and beyond in their commitment to making their neighborhoods better places […]

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Miami’s Cash Transactions Double National Average, Home Sales Rise in July

Based on the latest data from the Miami Association of Realtors, the Miami real estate market continued its historic summer by registering its second-highest single-family home sales month in history in July 2015. Miami-Dade County had 1,354 single-family home sales in July 2015, nearly eclipsing its record of 1,390 transactions established last month. See related story: […]

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Act Quick If You Want To Buy A Home — Median Days On Market At 42 Days.

Buy That House Before It’s Gone? This year’s housing market is shaping up to be the strongest in nearly a decade. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 5.59 million homes sold in July 2015 on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, which marks the highest rate of sales since last decade. Rising rents, a favorable lending environment, and low […]

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Magic Leap registers to lobby Harris to Association of Realtors

By Tarini Parti 8/20/15 1:59 PM EDT With Cate Martel and Aaron Mak LATEST REGISTRATIONS — MAGIC LEAP REGISTERS TO LOBBY: Tech startup Magic Leap, which has funding from Google and Qualcomm, has registered to lobby. The company recently hired Ali Amirhooshmand from the Entertainment Software Association. Story Continued Below Amirhooshmand will lobby the federal […]

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Realtor brand is important to agents, consumers

When it comes to real estate, you may not think of your Realtor as a brand. But the National Association of Realtors recently reported the Realtor brand has been valued at $5 billion and is among the top 100 brands in the world.(Photo: Getty Images/Goodshoot RF) Coke or Pepsi? Ford or Chevy? Mac or PC? […]

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Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors to Merge with the MIAMI …

John Dohm, Chairman of the Board, MIAMI Association of Realtors We remain committed to excellence, innovation and serving our nearly 40,000 members.” The MIAMI leadership unanimously approved the merger. (PRWEB) August 21, 2015 In an historic vote, the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors(JTHS) membership overwhelmingly approved the merger with the MIAMI Association of Realtors, the […]

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New rules could further complicate home sale closings

From left: Jennifer Monroe and Beth Brittenbach Could home sale closings get delayed in the coming months, even more than they are now? Bankers, real estate agents and title insurers think they might. They are worried that the new federally mandated mortgage and real estate disclosure procedures scheduled to take effect nationwide Oct. 3 will […]

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Homes in Iowa selling at brisk pace

Iowa homes are selling at the fastest pace in five years, according to the Iowa Association of Realtors. The statewide real estate association reported 4,661 homes were sold in July, up 12 percent from 4,155 in July 2014. The average sale price rose 7.9 percent to $179,861 last month from $166,664 in July 2014. “The […]

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July Sales of Existing Homes Rise, but Higher Prices Could Limit More Growth

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in July rose 2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.59 million from a downwardly revised total of 5.48 million in June. The sales rate remained at the highest pace since February 2007. Existing home sales have […]

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Partnership Helps Realtor Chapters Fulfill "Core Standards" Requirements

SPONSORED CONTENT FROM AND What’s this? By Rob Stott / Aug 18, 2015 (iStock/Thinkstock) A year after unveiling new mandatory core standards for its local chapters, the National Association of Realtors announced it has teamed up with Boys and Girls Clubs of America to help members comply with consumer outreach requirements. A new partnership between […]

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