Archive for July, 2016


Realtors focus on needs of home-buying millennials

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Garland joins National Association of Realtors strategic investment arm

Organizations in this story Second Century Ventures 430 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60611

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Lot Lines: NAR commercial membership jumps

The median annual income and number of sales transactions of National Association of Realtors commercial members decreased slightly as the number of new members significantly increased in 2015, according to the 2016 NAR Commercial Member Profile. The number of commercial members with less than two years of experience nearly doubled to 9 percent in 2016, […]

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NAR: Proposed TRID changes a "significant victory"

The National Association of Realtors secured a victory in the changes announced Friday to the much-anticipated Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Know Before You Owe rule. NAR first reached out to the bureau in a letter at the beginning of June that identified three issues its members were experiencing with TRID, along with suggestions to fix […]

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Business Briefs: West to speak at National Realtors Conference

Click photo to enlarge ADAMS West to speak at National Realtors Conference Peter West, broker and partner of Bishop West Real Estate, will be a featured speaker at the 2016 Realtors Conference Expo, an annual conference produced by the National Association of Realtors. The Realtors Conference Expo takes place Nov. 4-7 at the Orange County […]

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Special Report: Do Realtor associations offer more than just a bill?

Recent observers have noted the often-coercive nature of membership in a Realtor association. Real estate agents and brokers want to do business, and in order to do that, most need access to their local MLS. Most of the nation’s 800 or so MLSs are operated by Realtor associations, and association membership is often required for […]

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NAR’s Second Century Ventures Adds Top Industry Strategist Dave …

CHICAGO, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, has selected Dave Garland – a respected industry consultant and investor – to join the firm. Garland will help set a forward looking direction for the venture capital fund, which develops early-stage technology companies, and guide its […]

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Crye-Leike’s Dixon recognized nationally

Margaret Dixon, vice president and affiliate broker of Crye-Leike, Realtors, was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) of the National Association of Realtors. She was recognized for her longtime commitment to RPAC and the Realtor party as well as to investing to protect the real estate industry […]

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NAR: Housing Market Continues Full Force Into Summer

Pending Home Sales Index Shows Summer Increase Home buyers are out in force, buying up homes just as fast as they come on-market. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, the June 2016 Pending Home Sales Index posted above its year-ago levels; and the index continues to read above its benchmark value of 100. A home sale is “pending” once it’s […]

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Fewer Young People Buying Houses, But Why?

i Trevor Burbank is single, 27 years old, and has been house hunting in Nashville for the last year. “My rent’s going up in August, so I have to figure out what I’m doing,” he says. The last time Burbank looked for a place was five years ago. He decided to use his down payment […]

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