NAR Newsline

  • 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 […]

  • Realtors Commend FHFA Decision to Abandon Single Family Rental Program
    by Wes Shaw on August 22, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on Tuesday announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will conclude their single-family rental pilot programs. 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 commending the FHFA for its decision. With inventory shortages facing […]

  • Existing-Home Sales Slip 0.7 Percent, Lowest Pace in Two Years
    by Cole Henry on August 22, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Existing-home sales decreased for the fourth straight month in July to their slowest pace in over two years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The West was the only major region with an increase in sales last month. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, decreased […]

  • Realtors® Applaud HUD Decision to Target Online Housing Discrimination
    by Wes Shaw on August 21, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    WASHINGTON (August 20, 2018) – On Friday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a housing discrimination complaint against Facebook, alleging the site’s targeting tools allow advertisers to intentionally exclude specific demographics from viewing or receiving certain housing-related ads. HUD claims the social media site violated the Fair Housing Act by enabling advertisers […]

  • Story Idea: NAR Study Shows Decline in International Home Buyers
    by Jane Dollinger on August 21, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    A new study from the National Association of REALTORS® found a decline in the number of foreign homebuyers in the U.S. as well as the total sales volume. Total international sales totaled $121 billion during April 2017 to March 2018, a 21 percent decline from the previous 12-month period. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun blamed […]

  • NAR Introduces the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness
    by Cole Henry on August 20, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    The National Association of Realtors® is proud to introduce the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness, a new resource designed exclusively to meet the specific financial planning needs of Realtors® – members of the National Association of Realtors®. This comprehensive program includes education materials and resources for wealth building, business planning and investing in real estate. […]

  • NAR Leads the Dialogue on Sustainability, Develops Resource Guide
    by Cole Henry on August 14, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    As the real estate sustainability movement continues to grow, the National Association of Realtors® is proud to introduce the Sustainability Resource Guide, a resource especially created for associations and members to positively impact business practices.  NAR research shows real estate consumers are requesting more information about the sustainability aspects of their real estate investment, and […]

  • Story Idea: Tips for Deep Cleaning a Home
    by Jane Dollinger on August 13, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Keeping a home spic and span can be a time and energy consuming process. However, there are many ways to get and keep a home immaculately clean without breaking a sweat. Cleaning soap scum out a tub can be a backbreaking task, but homeowners can cut the effort in half by attaching a scrubber to […]