Archive for the National Association of Realtors Category


More than a decade later, housing bust still hurts

• Tight inventory. “We have a lot of willing buyers unable to find a home,” said George Ratiu, managing director of housing and commercial research for the National Association of Realtors. Some homeowners are still underwater from the housing collapse. Another reason: The great migration of baby boomers to smaller houses hasn’t materialized. “They like […]

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Home affordability erodes in first half of 2017

Most industry watchers believe home prices will keep moving up and the strong sellers’ market will keep going for some time barring a recession. Housing economists don’t agree, however, on how relatively affordable the market is for buyers. On Wednesday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that the median national home price had reached […]

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NAR CEO Bob Goldberg: Disrupters aren’t ‘the bogeyman’

Realtors can be a fearful lot, seeing threats in new technologies and new business models that might change the way they do business. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has in some ways encouraged this mindset, often disparaging companies such as real estate tech giant Zillow Group. But new NAR CEO Bob Goldberg, who is […]

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Home prices hit yet another new all-time high

Home prices increased in the second quarter of 2017 to yet another all-time high due to low levels of housing supply, according to the latest quarterly report from the National Association of Realtors. The national median existing single-family home price increased 6.2% in the second quarter to $255,600. This is up from the second quarter […]

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NAR warns of text message scam

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has released a warning about a text message scam that asks members to pay a fine or sales tax on a prize. In the text asking for payment of a fine, the sender says NAR has been investigating “claims of racist text and emails sent by you,” and threatens […]

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Hudson Gateway Association to co-host Global Real Estate Summit NYC

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors will co-host the Global Real Estate Summit NYC on Oct. 2 at the New York Marriott Marquis at 1535 Broadway in Manhattan. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and include information and networking opportunities for real estate professionals and entrepreneurs seeking to work with […]

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International homebuyers contribute $18.66 billion to Texas economy from 2016-2017

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Texas home sales from international buyers added $18.66 billion to the Texas economy from April 2016 to March 2017, according to the Texas International Homebuyers Report released today by the Texas Association of Realtors. Attracting buyers from across the globe, Texas ranked second among U.S. states for […]

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How CEO Bob Goldberg Plans To Smash NAR’s ‘Ivory Tower Facade’

The first thing that National Association of Realtors (NAR) CEO Bob Goldberg did upon addressing a crowd of association leaders at NAR’s Leadership Summit today is grab a guitar. “I’m going to let you in on a little secret,” said Chris Polychron, 2015 president of NAR, in introducing Goldberg to the stage and, naturally, handing […]

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NAR Warns Of Text Message Scam – Inman

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has released a warning about a text message scam that asks members to pay a fine or sales tax on a prize. In the text asking for payment of a fine, the sender says NAR has been investigating “claims of racist text and emails sent by you,” and threatens […]

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Realtors beware: There’s another phishing scam out to get you …

Realtors once again find themselves susceptible to another scam that threatens to con them into paying fines. The National Association of Realtors warned its members of a new phishing scam that is targeting real estate professionals.   According to the association, “A broker recently received a text message claiming to be from the National Association […]

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