Breaking News Archive

Looks Like HVCC is Slowing Home Sales

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine For weeks, NAR has been getting e-mails and phone calls on problems caused by the implementation of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct. If you’re not familiar with HVCC, it’s an agreement...

NAR Gears Up for Health Care Reform

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The National Association of REALTORS® could be contacting members this summer as Congress seeks to revamp health care coverage for Americans. NAR supports what’s known as the SHOP (Small business owners Health...
June 24, 2009

A Monument to Fair Housing

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Many of today’s REALTORS® might not realize it, but 1968 was a tough year. Dr. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, the Tet Offensive was launched against U.S. forces in...

NAR’s IDX Rule Changes Need More Study

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The NAR Board of Directors voted Saturday to send two recommendations regarding acceptable use of IDX data back to the Multiple Listing Policy Committee because the committee is currently reviewing all IDX...

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....

The Residential Housing Outlook: Have We Finally Hit Bottom?

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun gave a report to attendees at NAR’s Midyear Legislative meetings Thursday on the outlook of the residential housing market. Watch a video of highlights from his talk to find out what you can expect...
May 14, 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...