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Special-Interest Politics: Real-Estate Lobby Edition

Richard Rubin of the Wall Street Journal tweeted this quote from Doug Holtz-Eakin this week. .@djheakin: “If you hear someone say, ‘I can’t live without this tax provision,’ they don’t have a business. They have a tax shelter.” — Richard Rubin (@RichardRubinDC) October 18, 2017 I assumed that Holtz-Eakin wasn’t talking about the tax provisions […]

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Realtors Go on $11 Million Lobbying Spree

Washington’s most powerful trade associations spent more than $30 million on lobbying in the third quarter as Congress ramped up efforts to overhaul of the U.S. tax code. Real estate groups were among those spending heavily, according to lobbying disclosures released Friday for the three months ending Sept. 30. The National Association of Realtors, routinely […]

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US home sales ticked up in September as Houston recovers

U.S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey. Still, a shortage of available homes is thwarting many would-be buyers and limiting sales. The National Association of Realtors said Friday existing home sales increased 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million. That’s the […]

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Bob McVey of Georgetown named Delaware Realtor of the Year

The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.

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North Bay fire victims to face construction worker shortage – KGO

Homeowners who lost their homes in the North Bay wildfires may find it difficult to locate construction workers to rebuild their fire-leveled houses. That’s one of the issues raised by the chief economist of the National Association of Realtors, who spoke to ABC7 News after giving a presentation to the Santa Clara County Association of […]

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NAR invests in Notarize to help push for more mortgage eClosings

Second Century Ventures, the investment arm of the National Association of Realtors, announced it is investing in Notarize, a remote notary platform. The announcement reaffirms a strong push in the industry toward remote eClosings. Notarize recently helped pioneer remote notarizations into the mortgage industry, bringing complete end-to-end digital mortgages into reality. Compared to the previous […]

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70 Percent of Realtors® Self-initiated Real Estate Career, Identify People Skills as Most Important

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The majority of Realtors® self-initiated their career in real estate and identify strong people skills as the most important trait to be a successful agent, according to the National Association of Realtors® new research report, Choosing a Career in Real Estate: A Perspective on Gender, Race and Ethnicity. The Choosing […]

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Realtors vs. Tax Reform

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National Association of Realtors honors GLVAR’s Global Business Committee

LAS VEGAS – The Global Business Committee of the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) was recently honored by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) with a Platinum Global Achievement Program Award. “Las Vegas has been the focus of foreign investment for many years, as evidenced by recent upticks in commercial and residential sales […]

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Central Texas home sales decline 4.3% in September

Single-family home sales declined across most areas of Central Texas in September, while the median price in the region overall rose more than 5 percent, to $291,464, the latest figures show. In its monthly report released Tuesday, the Austin Board of Realtors said there were 2,433 home sales in the Austin-Round Rock metro last month, […]

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