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NAR won’t let US-based MLSs use new ‘.MLS’ top-level domain

With backing from the National Association of Realtors and U.S. multiple listing services, the Canadian Real Estate Association has emerged victorious in a bidding war that drove up the price of owning and managing a new “.MLS” top-level domain to...

U.S. Existing Home Sales Hit Six-month Low In November

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales tumbled to a six-month low in November after two straight months of strong increases, underscoring the uneven nature of the housing market recovery. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 6.1 percent to an annual rate of 4.93 million units, the lowest level since May. Show More Summary

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in November (look for big dip)

From housing economist Tom LawlerBased on local realtor/MLS reports from across the country, I estimate that US existing home sales as measured by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of about 4.93 million in November, down 6.3% from October’s preliminary pace but up 2.1% from last November’s pace. Show More Summary

Where Will Aging Baby Boomers Buy Homes?

Raleigh, N.C., Albuquerque, N.M. and Boise, Idaho are among the cities that the National Association of Realtors thinks are poised to get an influx of older baby boomers.

NAR can’t give away new ‘.realtor’ domains

The National Association of Realtors is ready to give away 500,000 free “.realtor” domains to members, and realtor.com will host agent’s profile pages for them at no charge. But nearly a month after NAR opened up the.realtor domain rush,...

Lawler: Updated Read on Existing Home Sales, Table of Distressed Sales in October

From housing economist Tom Lawler:Based on state and local realtor/MLS reports released through today, I have increased my estimate of October existing home sales as measured by the National Association of Realtors to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.31 million (my estimate in last Friday’s report was 5.28 million). Show More Summary

2015 to be a watershed year for millennial homeownership

Realtor.com Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke shared some surprising new research about Gen Y at the recent National Association of Realtors conference: 2015 will probably be a watershed year -- in fact, in may be the year when “Gen Rent”...Show More Summary

NAR venture capital fund on the hunt for tech startups

Technology startups interested in breaking into the real estate industry can now apply for a slot in next year’s tech accelerator program from Second Century Ventures, the venture capital fund of the National Association of Realtors. The program, REach, offers...

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in October

From housing economist Tom Lawler:Based on local realtor/MLS reports from across the country released so far this month, I estimate that US existing home sales as measured by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.28 million, up 2.1% from September’s pace and up 2.9% from last October’s pace. Show More Summary

Beware of turkey wattles and business card cliches

Attending the National Association of Realtors’ annual convention in New Orleans, Leigh Brown has been noticing that Realtors’ business cards almost always ask for referrals. Not only is it highly improbable that Realtors will get a referral from a stranger,...

NAR’s candidates won big in the elections. That doesn’t mean Realtors will get their way.

With a little help from the National Association of Realtors, Republicans regained control of the Senate and increased their majority in the House of Representatives in last week’s elections. But Realtors attending the trade group’s annual convention were told not...

NAR won’t rate members or impose new standards of entry

The National Association of Realtors will not rate its members or impose new standards of entry to join associations, but members will face higher educational requirements after a vote by the trade group’s board. The nearly 850-member NAR board of...

NAR vote gives broker listing websites a shot in the arm

The board of directors of the National Association of Realtors has passed policy recommendations designed to help broker listing websites become more friendly to consumers and competitive with third-party portals. With the vote, multiple listing services must now allow brokers to...

Realtors More Bullish On New Home Sales Than Builders

Lawrence Yun, the National Association of Realtor’s chief economist, is optimistic about the new home market–even more so than home builders.

How Home Prices Are Faring In Your City

The National Association of Realtors released data showing how home prices have changed in 172 metropolitan areas.

Realtors More Bullish On New Home Sales Than Builders

Lawrence Yun, the National Association of Realtor’s chief economist, is optimistic about the new home market–even more so than home builders.

How Home Prices Are Faring In Your City

The National Association of Realtors released data showing how home prices have changed in 172 metropolitan areas.

NAR partners with Placester to offer members websites for $5 a month

Nearly every Realtor can now get a personal website equipped with a listing search tool for just $5 a month. The National Association of Realtors has partnered with real estate website provider Placester to offer the deal, which is available to...

Reduced Down Payment Conventional Loans may require Compensating Factors

Mel Watt, Director of the FHFA, has released his prepared remarks for the National Association of Realtors Conference. In his remarks, he addresses the lower down payment options that should be available soon with conforming mortgages and that they will require compensating factors. ” …I also announced recently that the Enterprises are working to develop sensible […]

NAR may order MLSs to give members more leeway to beef up their websites

Some big changes may be coming to agent and broker listing websites that could help them compete with third-party portals and attract more homebuyers. A committee of the National Association of Realtors will consider policy recommendations this week that would...

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