Midyear Meeting Archive

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

Bridging the Divide on Health Care

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Health care reform is on the way. And with 28% of REALTORS® currently uninsured, the time is ripe for a major fix. President Obama has put insurance reform at the top of...
May 13, 2009

Social Media Tips from NAR’s Todd Carpenter

By Laura Melcher, Manager, Editorial Development, REALTOR.org At today’s Communications Directors’ Networking Session, NAR Social Media Manager Todd Carpenter described a recent “blogostorm” in which he and other NAR staff entered an Agent Genius blog debate about rules prohibiiting...
May 12, 2009

A Night of HOPE

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I’ve just returned from the HOPE Awards gala at the spectacular National Building Museum, and boy, do I feel well, hopeful. Surrounded by the golden neo-classical pillars of one of Washington’s most...

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: Legislative and Political Forum

By Sarah Trzepacz, Content Strategist, REALTOR.org Tuesday morning’s Legislative and Political Forum kicked off with a warm welcome by NAR President Charles McMillan, followed by a spirited and good humored debate between former Congressman Harold Ford and political commentator...
May 12, 2009

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...

Real Estate Summit Tomorrow: Expect Sparks

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine It would be hard to assemble a more brilliant cast of characters than will be gathering tomorrow for the Real Estate Summit at the 2009 NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo...
May 10, 2009