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New Homes Continue Downsizing Trend
to face fewer credit constraints are the first to return to the housing market in larger numbers. “The recent declines in size indicate that this part of the cycle has ended and size will......

NAR Board Wants Consumer Financial Watchdog Restructured
restructured as a commission and not rely on a single director, the NAR Board of Directors voted at its May 20 meeting. NAR supports the mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau......

Chattanooga home prices jump 9.8% in past year
the national family median income to $71,201, the combination of higher mortgage rates and home prices slightly weakened affordability compared to a year ago. To purchase a single-family home......

Foreclosures dry up and a hot Wall Street trade gets new look
48,000 houses, is sticking with the original business model, even though foreclosures are at their lowest level since 2005. While Invitation occasionally purchases new homes to fill gaps, it......

Fed minutes could clarify mixed rate hike messages
conflicting messages. Economic reports this week will also highlight new and existing home sales, business investment and a revised estimate of economic growth in the first quarter. New home......

Minnesota’s John Smaby Elected 2018 NAR President-Elect
Advisory Board 2014-2016: Region 8 Representative, RPAC Trustees Federal Disbursement Committee 2015: NAR Director, State President 2014: Chair, NAR Public Policy Coordinating Committee 2014:......

Vicky Silvano Named 2018 Liaison of Global Business Alliances
Vicky Silvano was announced during the May 20th NAR Board Meeting as part of 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall’s Expanded Leadership Team. Silvano will serve as Liaison of Global Business Alliances......

REALTOR® University Graduates 4th Class
the broker/owner of RAMUS Realty Group in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. She was in NAR’s REALTOR® University’s first graduating class to earn the MRE degree and she serves on both state and national......

Ginger Downs Receives Prestigious Award
is the CEO of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. She chaired the NAR Association Executives Committee in 2012 and is a Golden R investor in RPAC. I am proud to know Ginger personally, as we......

Some RPAC Hall of Fame Inspiration
cumulative RPAC investments. As a relatively young, relatively new person on the NAR involvement scene, I’ll confess to having my eyes start to glaze over at events such as the RPAC Hall......

California’s Malta Elected As 2018 First Vice President
national level, Malta has testified before Congress multiple times on behalf of NAR on issues such as the impact of increasing conforming loan limits, insurance reform, and housing policy. He......

How is the Sausage Made?
Kent Simpson – Land Use, Property Rights and Environment Committee) How does NAR come up with its position on various laws, rules, and policies – especially with so many different aspects......

The Business
morning caps off the week. Many of the meetings, the presentations, the NAR Committee work, leads to making decisions at the BOD. It is fascinating to follow these proceedings, all so skillfully......

States and Regions Prepare for Their Respective Caucuses
Fundraising Trustees Committee. In the past, he has also served on the NAR Executive Committee for 2014-2015, and multiple terms on the Board of Directors, as well as on many of the NAR Institutes......

An Inside Look at the Relational Magic of FPCs
s office in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill. FPCs, NAR’s army of Federal Political Coordinators, are a unique group of REALTOR® volunteers who are assigned to maintain......