Archive for the National Association of Realtors Category


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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US Home Prices Rise at Fastest Rate in 31 Months, Case-Shiller Says

By Laura Kusisto Home prices in January rose at their fastest rate since mid-2014, a trend that bodes well for sellers but could ultimately start to dampen buyer demand this spring selling season. The SP CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, which cover the entire nation, rose 5.9% in the 12 months ended in January, the strongest increase […]

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6 Realtor® Associations Honored for Community Outreach

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association of Realtors® has honored six Realtor® associations across the country with Community Outreach Awards. These awards recognize associations that have worked within their communities to make them a better place to live and do business. “Realtors® are community leaders and are dedicated to building successful neighborhoods and […]

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Why Orange County homes cost triple the national norm

Last year, you could buy one typical Orange County single-family home or get one home each in, say, Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Richmond, Va. Or one each in Phoenix, Chicago and Durham, N.C. Pick any three! Yes, my trusty spreadsheet tells me local house hunters last year paid 3.14 times the national cost for an […]

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