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Fact Sheet for National Association of Realtors

Country: United States
Observations: The National Association of Realtors, whose members are known as "Realtors," is America's largest trade association, representing 1 million members, including NAR's institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. NAR also functions as a Self Regulatory Organization for real estate brokerage. NAR governs the Multiple Listings Services (MLS) which are the information exchanges used nationally by brokers.
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Existing home sales decrease to 5.17 million on restricted supply

Unpacking September 2014's starts, sales, prices, and permits (Part 2 of 4)(Continued from Part 1)Existing home sales decrease to 5.17 million in SeptemberThe National Association of Realtors (or NAR) reports existing home sales once a month. The seasonally ... [Published Yahoo! Xtra Business - 1 hour ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 30 mins ago - 3 reports

Six Agencies Approve Final Risk Retention Rule to Relax Lending Guidelines

Six federal agencies have approved a final rule requiring sponsors of securitization transactions to retain risk in those transactions. The final rule implements the risk retention requirements in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection ... [Published National Mortgage Professional Magazine - 7 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 3 reports

.REALTOR Domain Launch Date

In September, Chicago Agent magazine reported on the National Association of Realtors announcement to launch the .REALTOR domain to be used exclusively to represent NAR member websites. Today, the association further announced that starting tomorrow, ... [Published Chicago Agent Magazine - 18 hours ago]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 2 reports

Nancy Starczyk: New era dawning on the Internet

A new era for real estate dawns on the Internet Thursday, Oct. 23, as registration begins for a unique top-level domain name: .Realtor.The domain will be used exclusively by members of the National Association of Realtors and its affiliated business ... [Published Santa Clarita Valley Signal - 23 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Economy Watch: Existing Home Sales See September Uptick

Oct. 22, 2014By Dees Stribling, Contributing EditorThe National Association of Realtors reported on Tuesday that total U.S. existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condos and co-ops, increased ... [Published Multi-Housing News - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 2 reports

Slump in mortgage rates fails to rally home buyers

The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($417,000 or less) decreased to 4.10 percent, the lowest level since May 2013, from 4.20 percent, according to the MBA. Some lenders are now offering rates ... [Published CNBC - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 2 reports

Realtors Say QRM Rule Will Provide Clarity in Housing Finance Market, Benefit Consumers

Targeted News ServiceWASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- The National Association of Realtors issued the following news release:The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors(TM) President Steve Brown:"NAR applauds the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ... [Published Insurance News Net - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 26 reports

Existing Home Sales Continue Their 2014 Recovery

Summary Existing home sales hit their highest point of the year, erasing the memory of a disappointing spring selling season. The trough in year-over-year sales changes may also be coming to an end. The sharp rebound in iShares US Home Construction ... [Published Seeking Alpha - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 3 reports

Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Rise to One-Year High

Sales of previously owned homes climbed in September to the highest level in a year, pointing to growing confidence in the U.S. economy as employment firms. Purchases advanced 2.4 percent to a 5.17 million annual rate, the National Association of Realtors ... [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 2 reports

LME Base Metals Finish Higher

The base metal prices on the London Metal Exchange (LME) closed higher mostly Tuesday, as the expectation of demand is up.US existing-home sales rebounded in September from a dip in August to their highest marks of the year, the National Association of ... [Published Live Trading News - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 15 reports

Home sales post atypical surge for September

Recent years have seen dramatic drops in home sales in September, but Alachua County buyers were a lot busier this year.Existing single-family home sales were up 14 percent over September 2013 -- the largest year-over-year increase since December -- with ... [Published Gainesville Sun - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 3 reports

Stocks Rally Amid Positive Reaction To Latest Earnings News - U.S. Commentary

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NAR petitions for drone use [Published Housing Wire - Sep 23 2014]
As technology progresses, regulators are working to make sure laws are there to protect citizens. But one new area of technology caught the eye of the National Association of Realtors, which is hoping to use it to benefit the real estate industry. ...
NAR applauds FICO update [Published Housing Wire - Aug 08 2014]
The National Association of Realtors applauded FICO’s new FICO Score 9 as a way to assess consumer collection information. "NAR will continue to support efforts to broaden access to credit for qualified homebuyers," NAR President Steve Brown said. ...
NAR secures .REALTOR website domain [Published Housing Wire - Aug 18 2014]
Finally coming to the housing industry, the National Association of Realtors’ new .REALTOR top-level domain will be available Oct. 23 to members of NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association. ...
NAR ups its online game by securing .realestate... [Published Housing Wire - Oct 06 2014]
The National Association of Realtors appears to be on the move to regain lost digital ground, and its latest move is snapping up as many alternative domain names as possible. ...
Lawler: Early Look at Existing Home Sales in May [Published Calculated Risk - Jun 18 2014]
From housing economist Tom Lawler:Based on local realtor/MLS reports 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 4.81 million in May , up 3.4% ...
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