NAR Newsline

  • 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 […]

  • Pending Home Sales Dip 1.8 Percent in August
    by Cole Henry on September 27, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Pending home sales fell slightly in August and have now decreased on an annual basis for eight straight months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,  a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 1.8 percent to 104.2 in August from 106.1 in July. With last month’s decline, contract signings […]

  • Instant Reaction: Lawrence Yun on Today’s FOMC Statement
    by Cole Henry on September 26, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to today’s Federal Reserve decision to raise interest rates: “The era of super-low mortgage rates is over and consumers will face higher interest rates over the next two years. Another rate hike by the Fed is almost certain before year’s end, along with three further rounds […]

  • Realtors® Recognize National Voter Registration Day
    by Wes Shaw on September 25, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    With just six weeks remaining until the 2018 midterm election, today marks National Voter Registration Day in America. This morning, National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, called on America’s 1.3 million Realtors® to ensure they are registered to vote this November. “An […]

  • Realtors Release 2018 Member Safety Report
    by Wes Shaw on September 11, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    As a part of Realtor® Safety Month, the National Association of Realtors® released its 2018 Member Safety Report, which surveyed over 3,000 Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, about how safe they feel while on the job, their personal safety experiences and the safety procedures they follow. The report found that nearly a […]

  • National Museum of American History Opens “Within These Walls” Exhibit with Help from NAR
    by Wes Shaw on August 31, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Theatrical Projection enhanced by technology to bring genuine American story to life Today, the National Museum of American History’s opens its exhibition, “Within These Walls.” This exhibit will tell the story of over 200 years of American history through a partially reconstructed Georgian-style, two-and-a-half-story timber-framed house that stood from Colonial days through the mid-1960s in […]

  • NAR and DocuSign Discuss the Future of Real Estate Tech Together
    by Cole Henry on August 30, 2018 at 12:19 am

    NAR CEO Bob Goldberg sat down with DocuSign Chief Product Officer Ron Hirson during NAR’s inaugural Innovation, Opportunity & Investment Summit in San Francisco. To an audience of more than 500 innovators, investors and Realtors®, the discussion focused on DocuSign’s journey from start-up to IPO, and how partnering with NAR helped shape their product and […]