Archive for May, 2017


Placester and the National Association of Realtors(R) Launch Free Real Estate Websites to More Than 1.2 Million …

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – May 25, 2017) – Last year, Realtors® spent a median of $70 to maintain a website. To help reduce those business costs, real estate website and marketing platform Placester is extending its partnership with the National Association of Realtors® to bring a basic “NAR Edition” website to the association’s 1.2 million members […]

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Home values continue to rise in Manatee, Sarasota

Home values continue to increase in Manatee and Sarasota counties, even as a strong close to the season gave way to a market that showed signs of cooling last month. The median price for an existing single-family home in April in Manatee County was $295,000, a 5.4 percent increase from a year earlier, the Realtor […]

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Nevada REALTOR® Jack Woodcock earns NAR’s highest honor

Longtime REALTOR® Jack Woodcock earns NAR’s highest honor. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Longtime Las Vegas REALTOR® Jack Woodcock was named the 91st recipient of the prestigious National Association of REALTORS® Distinguished Service Award (DSA) at the REALTORS® Legislative Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. NAR established the DSA in 1979 to honor REALTORS® who have made outstanding […]

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National Association of Realtors: Existing-home sales (and days on market) dropped in April

The March 2017 existing-home sales numbers from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) contained some hope that maybe (maybe!) inventory was about to normalize, with sales reaching their fastest seasonally adjusted annualized growth pace since February 2007. That hope was dashed with the release of NAR’s April numbers. Sales fell 2.3 percent from March’s rate, although […]

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6 Home Appraisal Myths You Need to Stop Believing Immediately

Putting your home up for sale can be an emotional endeavor. After you come to terms with saying goodbye to a place where you created countless memories, some stranger with a clipboard comes along and puts a value on what’s priceless to you. And that assessment has the power to tank the entire sale. Yes, the appraisal […]

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Upstream Develops Streamlined Method for Integration

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Upstream today announced a “two-way” method of integration with the Multiple Listing Service community at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings Trade Expo. In addition to Upstream’s current method of integration, with brokers entering property information into the Upstream data base for distribution, Upstream, working with their MLS Advisory Group, has […]

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Cape Fear Realtors receives national awards

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Housing numbers up in Kentucky; inventory higher in state than locally

Charles Mason Charles Allen Mason is the business reporter for the Daily News. He is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a 1977 graduate of West Virginia University in Morgantown. In his spare time he enjoys reading, music, sports and cooking. Follow Charles Mason Whenever Charles Mason posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered […]

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NAR Gives Trump Tax Reform Plan a Thumbs-Down

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NAR Recommends Change In CFPB Leadership Structure

$thumbclass)); echo ‘‘; echo get_post(get_post_thumbnail_id())->post_excerpt; echo ”?>–> The National Association of Realtors (NAR) endorsed the controversial Consumer Fraud Protection Bureau (CFPB) at the end of a week-long meeting in Washington, D.C. last week – with one significant change. “NAR continues to support the existence of a federal agency such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau designed […]

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