Archive for June, 2017


71 Percent of Homeowners Believe It’s a Good Time to Sell …

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Existing housing inventory has declined year over year each month for two straight years, but new consumer findings from the National Association of Realtors® offer hope that the growing number of homeowners who think now is a good time to sell will eventually lead to more listings. 2017 – Q2 […]

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Housing market heating up this summer

The Capital Region housing market is heating up heading into summer, according to a report by the Greater Capital Association of Realtors. The market rebounded in May after seeing pending sales, new listings and closed sales drop in April. May was better for buyers, as pending sales jumped 11 percent to 1,384 from May 2016, […]

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Why Bob Goldberg, NAR’s New CEO, Has Some Convincing To Do

Reposted with permission from Rob Hahn. In the middle of the afternoon on Friday, June 23 — a curious time to be releasing such major news — NAR announced that it had chosen NAR Senior VP Bob Goldberg to be the next CEO, replacing the retiring Dale Stinton. As you can imagine, I’ve had more than […]

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ACHIEVEMENT: Council Bluffs Realtor Recognized Nationally for Protecting, Investing in Real Estate Industry

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Personnel news

Credit: Wavebreakmedia Ltd, Getty Images/Wavebreak Media(Photo: Wavebreakmedia Ltd, Getty Images/Wavebreak Media) Downing-Frye Realty Inc. These sales associates have joined the firm: Susan Spedling has joined the Naples office. Originally from California, Spedling moved to Florida in 2004. She has experience as an executive assistance in the construction industry. Spedling has earned the CSA designation and is […]

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US home prices hit a record — and Realtors’ chief economist calls boom “unsustainable”

The last time real estate prices were in record territory, the National Association of Realtors‘ most visible spokesman was an unabashed cheerleader. But during the latest record run, NAR’s new chief economist is calling the boom “unsustainable.” What a difference a decade makes. During the boom, NAR’s top dismal scientist was David Lereah, author of […]

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Why prospective homebuyers need to act fast

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images New data show that more than half the homes on the market in May were snapped up in less than a month. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images New data show that more than half the homes on the market in May were snapped up in less than a month. Related Content Indecisive or procrastinating […]

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Existing-Home Sales Bloom After Rainy April

Existing-home sales bloomed in May after a rainy April, with the median days on market at a new low and the median sales price at a new high, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Existing-home sales totaled 5.62 million, a 1.1 percent increase from April and a 2.7 percent increase from one year prior. […]

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Bob Goldberg Named Next CEO of National Association of Realtors®

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bob Goldberg has been named CEO of the National Association of Realtors®. Goldberg currently serves as NAR senior vice president of Sales Marketing, Business Development Strategic Investments, Professional Development and Conventions for NAR. Bob Goldberg has been named CEO of the National Association of Realtors®. (PRNewsfoto/National Association of Realtors) […]

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NAR Expands Sponsorship of Smithsonian Exhibit

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, is expanding its sponsorship of the annual “Within These Walls” exhibit at the National Museum of American History, the organization recently announced. NAR will be the exclusive sponsor of the exhibit from September 2018 through 2030. The exhibit chronicles the story of one […]

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