recovery Archive

Multifamily Housing Demand to Outpace Production

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Developers of multifamily homes should be relishing in the fact that demand is incredibly strong. But in reality, developers are struggling to build new apartments because financing is so hard to...
February 16, 2012

Clinton Talks Housing On Letterman

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Hope you caught former president Bill Clinton on Letterman the other night.  If not, watch this clip to see Clinton’s take on what he believes the government should do for housing to...
October 17, 2011

Damage Control: REALTORS® Step Up After the Storm

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Real estate practitioners are women and men of action, and they showed their stripes within days after the tornado ripped through the heart of Tuscaloosa, Ala., last Wednesday. Representatives of  local REALTOR® associations from as...
May 3, 2011

Phipps: ‘Public Policy Will Be the Way to Boost Home Owner Confidence’

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine REALTORS® need to be proactive about lobbying on the local and state level, 2011 NAR President Ron Phipps told a packed audience in Denver today. Phipps spoke a town-hall meeting in the...
March 18, 2011

Housing’s Role in the Road to Recovery

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The National Association of REALTORS® took out a full-page ad in this past Sunday’s edition of the Washington Post to get across a simple but important message: Housing creates jobs, which America...
February 14, 2011

This Recession Is O-vah!: ‘Zombie Bears’ Edition

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The latest in a crowd of pronouncements that the recession is officially behind us comes from economic analyst Barry Ritholtz, whose book I reviewed a while ago. Ritholtz, one of the most...
November 24, 2010

This Week, New Orleans Becomes ‘NARleans’

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The biggest and most important real estate convention rolls into the Big Easy this week, and the excitement in the air is as palpable as the humidity. With engaging sessions, top-notch vendors,...
November 2, 2010

Foreclosure Moratorium: Latest in the Debate

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine About half a dozen articles and editorials have come out in the last two days cautioning against the federal government imposing a national moratorium on foreclosures while banks review their processes. They’re...
October 11, 2010

Economic Update: Mixed Signals

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine If attendees of NAR’s 2010 Leadership Summit were seeking some clarity around today’s “good news, bad news” economy, what they actually got was, well, good news and bad news. In an economic...
August 6, 2010

Today’s Commercial Market: Finding Opportunity in Crisis

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In spite of the well-known woes of the commercial real estate market today, the watchword among practitioners in this space seems to be “opportunity.” That word came up time and again in...
April 30, 2010