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Articles relating to "NAR":

National flood insurance extended for three months (9/13/2017)
NAR’s Call for Action ended Friday. While it initially hoped to pass a comprehensive flood bill that lasted years, Harvey aid and Irma’s impending threat last week convinced Congress to postpone any major changes. NFIP now expires in December.

Fla. Realtor one of NAR’s 10 ‘Good Neighbor’ finalists (9/5/2017)
Florida Realtors’ 2014 Humanitarian of the Year, Louise McLean with the Space Coast Assn., founded a nonprofit that assists homeless schoolchildren.

U.S. tax proposals anger Realtors, charities, builders (8/17/2017)
Current proposals would negate tax write-offs for many Americans, and that would make homeownership less valuable if the mortgage-interest deduction becomes moot.

Real estate gets new ‘massive’ data dictionary update (8/10/2017)
The update will help MLSs and brokerages coordinate better as it improves functions like accessibility, standardized showing data, saved searches and more.

NAR’s new CEO hosting Facebook Live event (8/10/2017)
Questions about NAR programs or political involvement? New CEO Bob Goldberg will answer questions during a live meeting on Tue., Aug. 15, at 3 p.m.

The average Realtor made $42.5K last year (6/27/2017)
NAR study: Most income came from home sales, but some members have secondary jobs. Repeat business, referrals, lead generation and open houses led to most sales.

Bob Goldberg named NAR’s next CEO (6/26/2017)
The search for NAR’s next CEO has ended, and Bob Goldberg – currently a senior VP with NAR – will take the reins as Dale Stinton retires after 12 years.

Fla. Realtor 1 of 5 NAR ‘Volunteering Works’ recipients (6/6/2017)
Karen Cunningham with Fontana Realty in Ocala will receive a $1,000 seed grant and a year of one-on-one mentoring via NAR’s program that rewards volunteering.

CRS designees have a new CE requirement (5/31/2017)
The Council of Residential Specialists added an “education maintenance requirement,” effective immediately, that calls for two more hours of CE training each year.

HUD, FEMA announce goals to Realtors in Washington (5/17/2017)
HUD Secretary Carson told Realtors at the Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo that he plans a new era of homeownership, saying HUD will address FHA restrictions on condo lending. FEMA announced a goal to double flood ins. coverage by 2023.

NAR survey: Realtors were 12% busier in 2016 (5/11/2017)
NAR’s just-released Member Profile finds that Realtors’ sales volume increased last year compared to 2015, and members’ median gross income rose 8%. And, despite a tight inventory, transactions rose to 12 per agent for the year.

Indiana Realtor attacked (4/28/2017)
A South Bend woman who was taking listing photos inside an empty house was beaten and raped by a masked man, who then fled the scene and has not been caught.

NAR: Trump tax plan ‘well-intentioned’ but ‘non-starter’ (4/27/2017)
While backing major tax reforms, NAR fears that a proposal to double the current standard deduction would “effectively nullify the current tax benefits of owning a home” if most owners stop filling out the IRS long form.

NAR-backed safety device wins on ‘Shark Tank’ (4/18/2017)
A one-push device that makes it easy for Realtors to summon help will receive $100K from real estate guru Barbara Corcoran in exchange for 18% ownership.

NAR: Vacation home sales plummet in 2016 (4/11/2017)
Investment buyers picked up as vacation buyers pulled back. Vacation home trends: More took out a mortgage and more planned to use the home for short-term rentals.

Appraisers raise concerns over VA home loan program (4/5/2017)
Regulatory burdens are putting pressure on VA’s appraisal system, and appraisers say the level of compensation for their work under the program is an issue.

The funny side of tight inventory (4/4/2017)’s 2017 ad campaign again features actress Elizabeth Banks in TV spots, social media and more. The quirky TV ads show homebuyers and their “not-yous.”