Monthly Archive:: March 2011

The Return on Equity Myth — Again

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Paul Starobin in his piece “Should Owning a Home Still Define the American Dream?” in the Spring 2011 issue of The Next Economy (a special supplement of the National Journal) asks us to...
March 29, 2011

Fortune Mag Declares Home Ownership on the Rise

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine I was just reviewing proofs of our April/May issue — in which forecasters have predicted a steady rise in home appreciation through 2015 — when our publisher e-mailed me a link...
March 28, 2011

Fight for Home Ownership

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A few of us from NAR have been travelling the country to follow the Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour as it visited in Chicago, Denver, and Portland and made stops along the...
March 28, 2011

Phipps: ‘We Need to Empower the Consumer Voice’

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine As the debate in Washington continues over tax reform, a noticeably concerned group of real estate professionals and association members attended the REALTORS® Town Hall at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland, Ore.,...
March 28, 2011

Phipps: ‘Public Policy Will Be the Way to Boost Home Owner Confidence’

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine REALTORS® need to be proactive about lobbying on the local and state level, 2011 NAR President Ron Phipps told a packed audience in Denver today. Phipps spoke a town-hall meeting in the...
March 18, 2011

Exotic Loans Behind Taxpayer ‘Payment Shock’

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Cato Institute analyst Mark Calabria in his piece, Housing Market Will Be Fine Without 30-Year Fixed Loans (Investor’s Business Daily, March 17),  argues that the stability provided to households from the 30-year, fixed-rate...
March 17, 2011

Disaster in Japan: How to Help

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® has watched with horror at the events  in Japan since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck off shore  on March 11, triggering a tsunami, unimaginable devastation and a nuclear...
March 16, 2011

Ebby Halliday: In Her Own Words

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Last week, I wrote a post about Ebby Halliday’s 100th birthday. In it, I said you needed to know Ebby to understand why her birthday was such a big deal. Well,...
March 15, 2011

Get ‘Virtually’ Ready for AEI in Dallas

Are you an association executive? Are you heading to the AE Institute event in Dallas next week? Be sure to take advantage of new tech tools to help you before and during AEI. You can create a customized schedule...
March 10, 2011

Happy Birthday, Ebby Halliday!

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Ebby Halliday turns 100 years old tomorrow, March 9! Of all the REALTORS® I’ve had the privilege to know in my 23 years with NAR, the one who has most captured...
March 8, 2011