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Realtors® More Likely to Donate Annually than Most Americans, According to Survey

Published Monday, December 10, 2018

Eighty-two percent of Realtors® donate money to charitable causes every year, compared to the national average of 56.6 percent of Americans who do so, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®.

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Mortgage Rates Are Easing

Published Monday, December 10, 2018

Home buyers may be finding a window of opportunity to lock in lower rates. Mortgage rates fell this week, after several weeks of moderating, Freddie Mac reports.

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Up, Up, and Away: Prices of Existing Homes Hit All-Time High

Published Monday, June 25, 2018

It's getting ever more expensive to buy a home, as the median price of an existing home has hit a new all-time high—and is likely to keep rising.

Buyers shelled out a median $267,500 for an existing home (one that has previously been lived in) in May, according to the most recent National Association of Realtors® report. That is up nearly 3% from April and represents a 5.2% annual rise.

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Association-backed health insurance coverage OK’d

Published Monday, June 25, 2018

WASHINGTON – June 20, 2018 – The Department of Labor released a final rule Tuesday that makes it possible for real estate professionals to participate in an association health plan (AHP), though it's not a done deal – hurdles remain, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).

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Catering To An Increasingly International Real Estate Investor Base

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018

For luxury real estate professionals looking to level-up their business in 2018, the key to surpassing the competition will lie in the ability to service an increasingly international client base. 

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9 grants and programs that help secure a first home

Published Tuesday, December 12, 2017
WASHINGTON – Dec. 11, 2017 – Money issues often stand in the way of homeownership. A survey by rental service Apartment List found that 80 percent of millennial renters want to buy a home, but most say they can't afford to. What you may not realize is that many first-time homebuyer programs and grants offer financial help, and you may be more»

Some sellers need contract in 2017 to avoid big tax bill

Published Monday, December 4, 2017
WASHINGTON – Dec. 1, 2017 – Some home sellers need a sale contract inked before the end of 2017 in order to avoid a big tax bill that would be imposed if the Congress' tax reform proposals become law: Both the House and Senate bills require sellers to have lived in their residence for a longer period of time before qualifying for the capital more»

As House Passes Middle-Class Tax Increase, Realtors® Say Their Work is Just Getting Started

Published Monday, November 20, 2017
WASHINGTON (November 16, 2017) – The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” a bill National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall has called an all-out assault on homeownership. Mendenhall issued the following statement: “It’s disappointing to see this legislation move more»
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