NAR’s Volunteering Works program 2020 mentoring and grant recipients

The National Association of Realtors and the Good Neighbor Society honored the recipients of the 12th annual Volunteering Works grants and the mentoring program recently. The program matches Realtors who work on newer, small-scale charitable initiatives with mentors and provides funding support to individual volunteer efforts. The five Volunteering Works [...]

By |2020-07-08T11:49:31-08:00July 9th, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on NAR’s Volunteering Works program 2020 mentoring and grant recipients

NAR, U.S. Chamber of Commerce partner to advance economic inclusion

The National Association of Realtors has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Equality of Opportunity initiative, as part of a broad national effort to examine economic inequality in America. The program has earned the support of more than 400 organizations from across the country, with business and policy leaders assembling [...]

By |2020-06-17T14:54:11-08:00June 18th, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on NAR, U.S. Chamber of Commerce partner to advance economic inclusion

Pending home sales slump 21.8% in April during COVID-19

Brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, pending home sales decreased in April, making two straight months of declines, according to the National Association of Realtors. Every major region experienced a drop in month-over-month contract activity and a decline in year-over-year pending home sales transactions. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI),* [...]

By |2020-06-02T15:08:38-08:00June 4th, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on Pending home sales slump 21.8% in April during COVID-19

New service protects Veteran homebuyers with ‘SafeClose’

In an ongoing effort to protect its customers during the coronavirus pandemic, NewDay USA, a VA mortgage lender, said veterans and service members can now sign mortgage closing documents without having a notary signing agent enter their home. The company's new SafeClose service, which abides by the Center for Disease Control and [...]

By |2020-04-15T15:41:56-08:00April 16th, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on New service protects Veteran homebuyers with ‘SafeClose’

‘Right Tools, Right Now’ helps Realtors deal with COVID-19 impacts

The National Association of Realtors has implemented the return of its ‘Right Tools, Right Now’ program, which will make numerous business-critical resources immediately available to all of the association’s 1.4 million members at reduced or no cost. Originating in response to the financial crisis, nearly 1 million Realtors accessed $54 million [...]

By |2020-04-01T15:18:38-08:00April 2nd, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on ‘Right Tools, Right Now’ helps Realtors deal with COVID-19 impacts

NAR announces changes to upcoming conference schedule

The coronavirus continues to cause cancellations around the world and close to home. The National Association of Realtors said it will not hold two conferences scheduled to take place in California later in March. NAR’s Joint AE Institute (March 13-16 in San Diego) and REALTOR® Broker Summit (March 31-April 1 in Los Angeles) [...]

By |2020-03-11T20:30:31-08:00March 12th, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on NAR announces changes to upcoming conference schedule

Continued economic growth, slower real estate price gains in 2020

if you are curious about what the real estate market will be like in 2020 you are in luck. A group of top economists who recently attended a consensus 2020 economic and real estate conference at the National Association of Realtors' first-ever Real Estate Forecast Summit offered insight into the [...]

By |2019-12-11T14:35:50-08:00December 12th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Continued economic growth, slower real estate price gains in 2020

Report: winter is the best time to purchase a home

ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of a property database and property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), recently released its annual analysis of the best days of the year to buy a home, which shows that only three days of the year offer discounts below estimated market value — all falling in [...]

By |2019-11-30T10:48:49-08:00December 5th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Report: winter is the best time to purchase a home

More than half of Hispanic voters up for grabs in 2020 election

A bipartisan research team has revealed in new Hispanic voter research that 60% of Hispanic respondents agree with the statement: "While I typically vote for candidates of one political party, if the other party's candidates made an effort to reach out to me, I would consider voting differently." The research was [...]

By |2019-11-18T18:25:52-08:00November 21st, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on More than half of Hispanic voters up for grabs in 2020 election

Younger renters and parents sacrifice more to make rent

As rents continue to steadily rise across the country, about a quarter of renters say affording their rent payments is difficult or very difficult. To make ends meet, two-thirds of those renters make at least one financial sacrifice to afford their home, and half wouldn’t be able to afford an unexpected $1,000 [...]

By |2019-11-13T17:29:51-08:00November 14th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Younger renters and parents sacrifice more to make rent