Archive for March, 2017


With American Home Shield®, All Systems Are Go

NAR PULSE—A home warranty offer is available to members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) from American Home Shield®. Coverage now includes the same features previously only available as part of a real estate transaction. As always, NAR members enjoy a $50 savings through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. Learn more. Are You Reaching Millennials […]

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Contracts to buy US homes jump 5.5%

WASHINGTON — More people signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as warm weather and rising confidence appeared to encourage consumers to look for houses. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its pending home sales index climbed 5.5 percent in February to 112.3, its highest point since April and its second-highest point […]

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Here’s the man behind the National Association of Realtors’ CEO hunt

The recruiting firm tapped to find a COO for troubled CEO Travis Kalanick of Uber fame is the same company on the hunt for the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR’s) next CEO.They are both high-profile hires: one unfolding publicly amid a messy human resources situation — and the other for a trade organization that’s in […]

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6 REALTOR® Associations Honored for Community Outreach

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has honored six REALTOR® associations with Community Outreach Awards, recognizing them for their community involvement, the organization recently announced. The associations awarded are Cape Fear REALTORS®, N.C.; Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS®, N.Y.; Austin Board of REALTORS®, Texas; Richmond Association of REALTORS®, Va.; Coastal Carolinas Association of REALTORS®, S.C.; […]

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NAR: Trouble ahead as National Flood Insurance Program expiration date nears

The National Flood Insurance Program is set to expire six months from Thursday on Sept. 30, 2017, prompting the National Association of Realtors to try to bring awareness to the expiration and its consequences: a disruption in closing loans. NAR noted that while the NFIP isn’t perfect and reforms are needed, it will continue working closely […]

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Pending US homes sales reach 10-month high

Single family homes in the U.S. (Credit: Rachel Elaine via Flickr) The number of pending U.S. home sales reached a 10-month high in February, according to the National Association of Realtors. The index, which tracks contract signings on previously owned homes, jumped 5.5 percent in February to reach 112.3, the Wall Street Journal reported. That’s […]

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2017 Appraiser Trends Study by NAR

There’s been a lot of talk within the industry about appraisals lately, especially on issues like turnaround times, higher and/or “rush fees,” and the challenge of bringing new appraisers into the profession. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) just wrapped up a survey of appraisers to get their take and the results offer some fresh […]

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NAR Infographic: Housing’s Sweet 16’s – PR Newswire

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Pending home sales jump in February

Bloomberg Pending home sales boomed in February. Contract signings for home sales boomed in February to the second-highest level in a decade, a trade group said Wednesday. Pending home sales rose 5.5% in February after falling 2.8% in January, the National Association of Realtors reported. That’s the highest level in close to a year. A […]

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Rockingham County realtors expand into regional association

The Rockingham County Association of Realtors went from a community of less than 100 realtors to one of more than 1,500 strong as it recently merged into the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association. “It is a good move for us,” said Faye Shelton, owner/broker of Five Star Realty based out of Eden and now member of […]

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