Category Archives: NAR

NAR #GetREALTOR® Campaign launches commercial component in Money and Fortune Magazine

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Get Realtor® Consumer Advertising Campaign, which previously focused on residential real estate, has recently launched a commercial real estate component. To kickoff this commercial segment of the ad campaign, NAR has cultivated a media partnership with … Continue reading

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Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features

This report takes a deep dive into the reasons why homeowners complete outdoor remodeling projects, the value of taking on such projects, and the increased happiness experienced by homeowners once a project is completed. It also contains: The typical cost … Continue reading

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September is REALTOR® Safety Month

The National Association of REALTORS®  established the REALTOR® Safety Program more than a decade ago to empower and inform members of the potential risks they face in this profession and how to navigate them safely. The entire month of September is … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Why Homeownership Matters

Last Friday, Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, penned an op-ed for Forbes.com titled “Why Homeownership Matters.” In the article, Yun lays out five reasons why it is important for people to own homes and notes … Continue reading

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Consumers stand to win big with proposed ‘Know Before You Owe’ rule

This past week, the National Association of REALTORS® announced that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a new rule that will benefit consumers, sellers and their agents in the closing process. In the announcement, NAR President Tom Salomone stated, … Continue reading

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NAR Window to the Law: Video and Audio Surveillance Issues

Modern technology increasingly robs us of our privacy. Our phones are tracking our movements in the physical world. Software tracks our activities as we travel around the internet. Banks and credit cards companies are compiling our transaction history. And now, … Continue reading

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Commercial drone use set to take flight with release of FAA rule

FAA rules released on Tuesday create a clearer pathway for real estate professionals to use drones for commercial purposes, a prospect that National Association of Realtors® President Tom Salomone called a win for the industry. The FAA’s announcement marks a … Continue reading

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First-time home buyers facing rise of student loan debt

According to the National Association of REALTORS® Student Loan Debt and Housing Report 2016, released on Monday, 41 percent of first-time home buyers have student loan debt. But, among recent home buyers (not first-time buyers), only one-quarter have student loan debt and … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Virginia members – REALTOR® Emeritus Status

Virginia Association of REALTORS® would like to recognize all members who received the REALTOR® Emeritus Status from NAR. A REALTOR® member who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or both, for a cumulative period of … Continue reading

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NAR Chief Economist speaks to BTVAR and SWVAR

Last Thursday, the Bristol Tennessee/Virginia (BTVAR) and Southwest Virginia (SWVAR) Associations of REALTORS® hosted Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), to present information on the local real estate market and discuss how national economic … Continue reading

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