home ownership Archive

13 Reasons to Look Forward to 2013

When we look back on 2012 a long time from now, it may be viewed as the first year of the recovery, the year in which real estate reversed its course and moved in a more positive direction. With...
December 19, 2012

REALTORS® Stand Up for Housing at Democratic Convention

When Paul Yorkis was young, his mother took him to the Democratic Party headquarters and asked him to stuff envelopes in support of Adlai Stevenson who ran for president twice during the 1950s. “It was fun and people were...

What Hurricane Irene Can Teach Us

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine It took me some years to figure this out: The moment you take something for granted, you’ve lost it.  I’ve had to learn this lesson enough times when it comes to the most...
August 30, 2011

Apps and Naps: Defining the REALTOR® Future

Editor’s Note: REALTOR Magazine welcomes guest blogger Jeremy Conaway with his take on the proposed Political Survival Initiative. Conaway is an expert in the field of real estate brokerage, association, and MLS design, and a leading strategist in the...
May 6, 2011

Will Inflation Help Housing?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Recent news stories have pointed out that increases in the value of commodities such as oil and food may lead to alarming levels of price inflation. At the same time, the cost...
April 5, 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

Another Challenge to the Mortgage Interest Deduction

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine When a draft version of the deficit reduction commission’s recommendations leaked to the press a few weeks ago, some observers used its release as an opportunity to pounce on the mortgage interest...
December 1, 2010