• Realtors(R) Hold Panel Examining Nation’s Flood Disclosure Policies
    by Wes Shaw on June 6, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    At the National Flood Conference on Tuesday morning, a panel of five, including three Realtors®, examined the realities surrounding flood disclosure requirements and their impact on the real estate market. Austin Perez, senior insurance policy representative for the National Association of Realtors®, moderated the discussion and opened by highlighting some of NAR’s top research on […]

  • NAR Chief Economist Comments on March Jobs Report
    by Wes Shaw on April 5, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun commented on March hiring and unemployment figures, released this morning by the Labor Department. A total of 196,000 jobs were added last month, exceeding the goal of 170,000 jobs set by many economists. This marked the 102nd straight month of job gains. “The job market is quite remarkable as more […]

  • NAR commends Senators Cotton, Duckworth for Work on Behalf of the RLI
    by Wes Shaw on March 21, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Today, the National Association of Realtors(R), along with REALTORS(R) Land Institute President Jeramy Stephens, commended Senators Tom Cotton and Tammy Duckworth for their introduction of S.Res. 115, which recognizes the RLI as it celebrates its 75-year anniversary this month. The resolution, a full text of which can be found here, acknowledges the RLI for its […]

  • Instant reaction: NAR’s Lawrence Yun on Case-Shiller
    by Cole Henry on January 29, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s S&P/Case-Shiller release on November home prices: “The softening home price appreciation in the latest Case-Shiller index will continue in the upcoming months as housing inventory builds. But it is unlikely for the national median home price to actually decline given the housing shortage […]

  • REALTORS® Respond to EPA’s Proposed WOTUS Revision
    by Wes Shaw on December 12, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Shannon McGahn, NAR’s Vice President of Government Affairs, issued the following statement after the EPA yesterday unveiled a proposal to change the Waters of the U.S. definition in order to clarify which waters are and are not regulated by the federal government. “Shannon McGahn, NAR’s Vice President of Government Affairs, issued the following statement after […]

  • NAR Leadership and Staff Named Real Estate’s 2019 Newsmakers
    by Cole Henry on December 5, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    More than 230 real estate professionals were named as “newsmakers” for their role as influencers, crusaders, and trailblazers in the industry. RISMedia, a real estate news and information service, announced its “Class of 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers,” highlighting those in the industry who have made headlines over the past year because of their newsworthy contributions […]

  • Realtors® Applaud Administration’s Calls to End Conservatorship
    by Wes Shaw on October 17, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Earlier this week, during an address to the Mortgage Bankers Association 2018 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C, Treasury Department Secretary Deputy Craig Phillips reiterated a Trump administration priority to end the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, issued […]

  • Realtors® Applaud Senate Passage of 2018 WRDA Bill
    by Wes Shaw on October 10, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    WASHINGTON (October 10, 2018) – National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, issued the following statement after the Senate today voted to pass S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 ensures the U.S. Army Corps of […]

  • Instant Reaction: September Jobs Report
    by Cole Henry on October 5, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on the employment situation in September: “Job growth in September was positive yet slower compared to recent months, while the unemployment rate is low at 3.7% and wages are slowly pushing up. However, more jobs and higher […]

  • Realtors Urge Deduction for Rental Income
    by Wes Shaw on September 28, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a 20 percent deduction for sole proprietors and owners of S corporations and other business entities. This was designed to provide roughly the same rate cut provided to regular corporations. It is unclear, however, whether owners of rental real estate will be able to claim the deduction. This […]