Archive for August, 2016


NAR Good Neighbor Award Finalists Honored for Good Works in …

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association of Realtors® has named 10 Realtors® as finalists for REALTOR® Magazine’s 2016 Good Neighbor Awards. This award honors Realtors® who have made an extraordinary impact on their communities through volunteer work. This year marks the 17th year the Good Neighbor Awards program has recognized Realtor® volunteers. The […]

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NAR: There Aren’t Many Homes For Buyers To Buy Anymore

Tight Inventory Keeping Buyers From Buying? Home sales dropped in July, according to the National Association of REALTORS®, marking the first time in four months that home sales slipped on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis; and, taking some steam from this year’s roaring market for existing homes. Current mortgage rates are their lowest in history — but […]

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Alain Pinel Realtors VP Named Vice Chair of National Association of Realtors Advisory Group

Jeff Barnett, vice president and regional manager for Alain Pinel REALTORS, has been named vice chair of the National Association of REALTORS® Large Residential Firms Real Estate Advisory Group. The Large Residential Firms Real Estate Advisory Group, along with several other NAR groups, is part the organization’s Realtor Leadership 2017 program. Led by 213 others […]

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As housing reignites, even bust towns are booming again …

David Jordan at en.wikipedia Maybe not “best,” but Fresno was ranked 17 in terms of “hot” housing markets. The poster children of the housing bust are back. Last week, Realtor.com released its August “Hotness Index,” ranking metro areas on how many days a listing in that area stays on the market, as well as how […]

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CAAR Receives National Grant & Donates Additional Funds to Help …

Charlottesville, Virginia –  The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) has received a $1,500 Placemaking Micro-Grant from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to help with a grassroots effort to honor the sacrifices made by Albemarle County residents and landowners who were displaced when the Shenandoah National Park was established in the 1930s. In addition […]

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Alain Pinel Realtors VP Named Vice Chair of National Association of Realtors Advisory Group

His activities … to advance the real estate profession date back to almost the beginning of his nearly 30-year real estate career. Saratoga, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2016 Jeff Barnett, vice president and regional manager for Alain Pinel Realtors, has been named vice chair of the National Association of Realtors (N.A.R.) Large Residential Firms Real […]

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Down payment assistance is out there, but does…

Molly DuBois at her home August 22, 2016. The story is about down payment assistance programs — CHFA, for one, offers 3 percent of the total sale price in the form of a grant to eligible homebuyers — and whether having that type of assistance even matters in a red-hot real estate market like Denver’s. […]

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US Existing Home Sales Fall for First Time Since February

WASHINGTON—Sales of previously owned homes slipped in July, a sign that higher prices are taking a bite out of U.S. housing demand. The pace of existing-home sales decreased 3.2% last month from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. The decrease was the first since…

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Move over Seattle — Tri-Cities is Northwest’s hottest housing market – Tri

Christina Herndon, infant son and her mother in tow, began hunting for her first home a week ago. Herndon, on maternity leave from Amazon’s Kennewick call center, is seeking a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house large enough for her mom, aunt and 2 month old. It’s only been a week, but already she’d seen a house she […]

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The Oklahoman’s real estate briefs for Aug. 27 | News OK

Realtors plan forum on quakes The Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of Realtors will present a Commercial Real Estate Forum on earthquakes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at Will Rogers Theatre, 4322 N Western Ave. The town hall-style event will focus on the increasing frequency and magnitude of earthquakes and how they are […]

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