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  • Existing-Home Sales Jumped 4.4% in March
    WASHINGTON (April 21, 2017) — Existing-home sales took off in March to their highest pace in over 10 years, and severe supply shortages resulted in the typical home coming off the market significantly faster than in February and a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the West saw a decline in […]
  • Second Century Ventures Announces 2017 REach® Accelerator Class
    CHICAGO (April 20, 2017) – The National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, unveiled seven organizations chosen for the 2017 class of REach®, a growth technology accelerator program helping launch companies into the real estate, financial services, banking, home services and insurance industries. The program is focused on providing early-to mid-stage companies […]
  • Personal Safety Company Guard Llama Scores Deal on ABC's "Shark Tank"
    WASHINGTON (April 17, 2017) – With an offer of $100,000 from investor Barbara Corcoran, 2015 REach real estate technology accelerator participant and personal safety device company, Guard Llama, is officially a part of “Shark Tank” television history. Guard Llama offers a mobile personal security system that expedites the 9-1-1 dispatching process when dialing 9-1-1 is […]
  • Affordability, Tight Supply Cause Vacation Home Sales to Plummet in 2016; Investment Sales Climb 4.5%
    WASHINGTON (April 11, 2017) — Last year’s strongest pace of home sales in a decade included a sizeable drop in activity from vacation buyers and a jump from individual investors, according to an annual second-home survey released today by the National Association of Realtors®. The survey additionally found that vacation and investment buyers in 2016 […]
  • Majority of Realtors® Say Clients Interested in Sustainability
    WASHINGTON (April 6, 2017) — Growing consumer interest and demand for greener, more sustainable properties is driving a dialogue between Realtors® and homebuyers and sellers. Over half of Realtors® find that consumers have interest in real estate sustainability issues and practices, according to the National Association of Realtors®’ recent REALTORS® and Sustainability report. The report, stemming […]
  • VA Home Loan Program Marked by Strong Underwriting, but Appraisers Raise Concerns
    WASHINGTON (April 4, 2017) – Challenges facing real estate appraisers servicing the Veterans Affairs were under Congress’s microscope this week as the National Association of Realtors® and other industry leaders took to Capitol Hill to hail the continued success of the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program. Michelle Bradley, a state-certified general real property appraiser from […]
  • With National Flood Insurance Program Expiring in Six Months, Realtors® Sound the Alarm
    WASHINGTON (March 30, 2017) — On September 30, just six months from today, the National Flood Insurance Program will expire. The National Association of Realtors® is working closely with federal regulators and members of Congress to strengthen the program and clear the way for a private market to take hold; NAR has also issued a […]
  • Pending Home Sales Leap 5.5% in February
    WASHINGTON (March 29, 2017) — Pending home sales rebounded sharply in February to their highest level in nearly a year and second-highest level in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions saw a notable hike in contract activity last month. The Pending Home Sales Index,* www.nar.realtor/topics/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator […]
  • 6 REALTOR® Associations Honored for Community Outreach
    WASHINGTON (March 28, 2017) – 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 […]
  • Existing-Home Sales Stumble in February
    WASHINGTON (March 22, 2017) — After starting the year at the fastest pace in almost a decade, existing-home sales slid in February but remained above year ago levels both nationally and in all major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales 1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, […]