Monthly Archive:: January 2012

Millennials: Growing Up, But Are They Ready to Be Home Owners?

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In 1993, the term “Generation Y” first appeared in Ad Age, to describe the age group who was about to embark on their teen years. While generations usually don’t have strict years...
January 17, 2012

EPA Case Is Owner Rights Opportunity

The EPA wetlands case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week involves a narrow due process issue but for NAR the case provides an opportunity for real estate interests to press their property-rights effort on behalf of property owners....
January 9, 2012

Fed Says Tight Bank Policies Hurting Recovery

The Federal Reserve urged lawmakers and the administration this week to take a more hands-on approach to the housing market because the market’s continued struggles is holding back strong economic recovery. In a report it just sent to legislative...
January 5, 2012

Property Rights at Root of EPA Supreme Court Case

When the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a case called Sackett vs. EPA next week, NAR and a dozen other associations will be looking on with more than passing interest. NAR is part of a group that has submitted...
January 4, 2012

2012 Home Sales: Positives on Many Fronts

NAR released its latest pending home sales index figure last week and for the second month in a row the index is up. But more than that, the index has broken 100. This is significant because the only time...
January 3, 2012