Archive for November, 2016


Lake County leads way in October home sales

NWI home sales continue to grow Sales of existing homes in the Region rose in October due to a nearly 20 percent year-over-year increase in Lake County. LAKE COUNTY October Units sold: 576, up 19.8 percent percent Median selling price: $142,000, up 5.2 percent Year to date Units sold: 5,322, up 8.9 percent Median selling […]

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National Association of Realtors honors GLVAR Global Committee

From left, local Realtors Rena Levy, Heidi Kasama and her husband, Peter, and Azim Jessa, staffing the Nevada booth last summer at one of the world’s largest trade shows for international real estate investors held in France. LAS VEGAS – The Global Committee of the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR) was recently honored […]

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NAR economist talks election, local housing market | St. Augustine …

Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, told a St. Johns County audience on Friday that it’s pretty easy to see why Donald Trump won the presidential election. But it’s going to be a lot harder to figure out what that will mean for the economy moving forward. Yun was the keynote […]

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Global Investment Council Welcomes National Association of REALTORS® Delegates from the Philippines

One the delegates in attendance was Evangeline Yia, the VP for International Affairs at the Chamber of Real Estate Builders’ Associations (CREBA) in the Philippines. As a liaison between the Philippines and NAR, she discussed her positive outlook on the relationship between NAR and REALTORS® in the Philippines. “NAR will really help REALTORS® in the […]

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Realtors: Presidential election, uncertainty, slows home sales

Potential home buyers always get cold feet during the noise of a presidential campaign, and 2016 was no different, according to figures released Friday by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley. “No one felt comfortable,” said Richard Sawicki, president-elect of the Realtor Association and a realtor based in Amherst. Single-family home sales across the Pioneer […]

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National Association of REALTORS® Installs 2017 Officers

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently installed its 2017 officers at its annual REALTORS® Conference Expo, welcoming Bill Brown, a second-generation REALTOR® from Oakland, Calif., as 2017 president, as well as other officers in various positions. Brown, founder of Investment Properties, 2016 NAR president-elect and 2015 NAR first vice president, has served the industry […]

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Prescott Area Association of Realtors executive retiring

When Karla Roberts notified the National Association of Realtors (NAR) that she’d be retiring at the end of this year, they told her she’d been with the NAR family for 37 years. “I didn’t need to hear that,” Roberts said. “That’s a bit of a shock.” Her career with real estate began in 1980 as […]

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Real Rules — Agents and builders face evolving world of heightened disclosure, high-tech oversight

The Lowcountry’s licensed real estate agents — which includes 5,000 Realtors, or 1 in every 70 job holders locally — have got it made, right? They’re independent contractors setting their own hours, taking lavish vacations when they want to in exotic places, driving luxury cars and spending hours hanging out in spruced up bungalows, colonials […]

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NAR economist talks election, local housing market

Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, told a St. Johns County audience on Friday that it’s pretty easy to see why Donald Trump won the presidential election. But it’s going to be a lot harder to figure out what that will mean for the economy moving forward. Yun was the keynote […]

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State Realtor association behind N. Mankato campaign contributions

NORTH MANKATO — The race to determine who North Mankato’s mayor and newest council members are was solved last week, but residents still pondered a big mystery behind this year’s election: Why did the National Association of Realtors contribute more than $9,500 in expenditures for mayoral candidate Thomas Hagen and council candidate Matthias Leyrer? The […]

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