Archive for June, 2016


National Association of Realtors declares support for alternative credit scoring

The National Association of Realtors sent a letter to two members of Congress this week, declaring the organization’s support of alternative credit-scoring models that could be used to open the credit box to previously underserved borrowers. In a letter sent this week to Rep. Ed Royce, R-CA., and Rep. Terri Sewell, D-AL., NAR President Tom […]

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National Association of Realtor’s Chief Economist to speak in Bristol

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 5:39 pm | Updated: 9:28 pm, Wed May 25, 2016. National Association of Realtor’s Chief Economist to speak in Bristol Tammy Childress HeraldCourier.com Posted on May 25, 2016 by Tammy Childress Lawrence Yun, the National Association of Realtor’s Chief Economist and senior vice president, will be speaking at the Hilton […]

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Beware of agents who will “buy” your listing

(credit: San Diego Real Estate Today) It’s one of those hush-hush practices that homeowners rarely hear about but real estate agents know only too well: It’s called “buying the listing.” What it means is that some agents want the listing to sell your house so badly that they’ll go along with whatever price you ask, […]

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National Association of Realtors economist looks at the future of real estate in Summit

While there’s no crystal ball for the future of housing, Lawrence Yun’s predictions might be the next best thing. The National Association of Realtors chief economist and senior vice president of research shared his forecast for Summit County on Wednesday, with job growth as a positive indicator for the market, while low inventory and rising […]

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Zillow Group Jumps 6% After $130 Mln Settlement With Move, National Association of Realtors (NASDAQ:ZG)

Zillow Group (NASDAQ:ZG) jumped over 6% Tuesday after the company disclosed in a regulatory filing that it has reached a settlement agreement and release with Move Inc, the National Association of Realtors, and three related entities with respect to the lawsuit filed against the company, Errol Samuelson, the company’s chief industry development officer, and Curt […]

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National Association of Realtors pushes CFPB for TRID changes

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau notified the housing industry earlier this year that it planned to make some changes to the much-discussed TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, which is commonly known as TRID or “Know Before You Owe.” In a new letter sent to the CFPB, the National Association of Realtors identifies three issues its members […]

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National Association Of Realtors Touts ‘Phil’s-osophies’

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has launched an elaborate  advertising and content integration with ABC Television Networks, Fox Studios, and the creators of Modern Family. Working with its agencies Arnold Worldwide and Havas Media, the year-long campaign features Modern Family character “Phil Dunphy” who works as a realtor on the show will now serve as a brand ambassador […]

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Top 10 Cities for Millennial Home Buyers

RoschetzkyIstockPhoto/iStock Millennials who aspire to become homeowners may want to shun the pricey bright lights of the City So Nice They Named it Twice or the oh-so-expensive shine of Silicon Valley and head to Austin, TX, instead, according to a recent report. The proudly quirky but still relatively inexpensive Southern metropolis was crowned the best city for young […]

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Top Purchase Markets for Millennial Homebuyers, According to NAR

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A flurry of financial obstacles and lifestyle choices are stalling the journey to homeownership for many young adults, but becoming a homeowner is currently more feasible in some less expensive metro areas with steady job growth and lower qualifying incomes needed to buy, according to new research by the National Association […]

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Five smart homebuyer strategies

Follow Written by Realty Times Staff Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI 125 Turnpike Road, Suite 7 Westborough, MA 01581 Business: (508) 366-3766 Cell: (508) 735-5161 www.EQRE.com The National Association of Realtors® has announced that there’s a housing supply shortage. Homes are selling quickly and home prices are starting to inch up again. It’s becoming a […]

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