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Foreigners Eye Sun Belt for Retirement

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Recently, NAR Research commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct an online survey of adult consumers over the age of 45 in Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Mexico about their retirement plans.  The...

NAR Offers Details on Property Database

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® plans to roll out an online database that it hopes will catalog comprehensive information on nearly 150 million residential and commercial properties nationwide....

REALTORS® Federal Credit Union Makes Gains

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Following a soft launch on May 1, the REALTORS® Federal Credit Union jumped to more than 200 members thanks to its presence at the 2009 NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo....

Build Your Own Home Buyer Tax Credit

Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Perhaps unsurprisingly, discussions about the $8,000 First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit dominated the Federal Taxation Committee’s assembly at NAR’s 2009 Midyear Meetings. While most of the people present were very happy with the...
May 13, 2009

Real Estate Summit Highlights, Part II

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, Realtor® Magazine In an agricultural metaphor not unlike Ben Bernanke’s “green shoots” of economic recovery, Dr. Alan Greenspan said Americans are beginning to see the “seeds” of a bottom in the housing market in...

Real Estate Summit Highlights, Part 1

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, Realtor® Magazine At the morning session of the Real Estate Summit at the 2009 NAR Midyear Meetings, comments about improving short sales and foreclosures and driving a turnaround in the housing market and the...