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29 04, 2017

Realtors® Support Pam Patenaude Nomination for HUD Deputy Secretary

By | April 29th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

WASHINGTON (April 28, 2017) — The Trump administration today announced the nomination of Pam Patenaude as deputy secretary. Following is a statement from NAR President William E. Brown on the nomination: “The National Association of Realtors® commends the Trump administration for its nomination of Pam Patenaude for the position of deputy secretary. “Pam’s extensive and [...]

28 04, 2017

March 2017 Pending Home Sales

By | April 28th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that March’s pending home sales pace slowed 0.8 percent from last month and are modestly up 0.8 percent from a year ago. Pending sales are homes that have a signed contract to purchase on them but have yet to close. They tend to lead Existing [...]

28 04, 2017

REALTORS® Continue to Expect “Strong” Market Conditions in the Next Six Months

By | April 28th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members, “What are your expectations for the housing market over the next six months compared to the current state of the market in the neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make most of your sales?” With spring and summer rolling in, the REALTORS® [...]

28 04, 2017

Plant a Tree on Arbor Day, Just Not One of These!

By | April 28th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

Happy Arbor Day! If you are planning to celebrate in the true spirit of the holiday, you should be heading outside to plant a tree. However, while all trees have their benefits, not all trees are going to be a benefit to your home or neighborhood. Here are some trees you should NEVER plant in [...]

28 04, 2017

What We’re Reading: April 24-28

By | April 28th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

Spite house, IoT, privacy, technology, retail, design, mood, and libraries. You can’t choose your neighbors. Data from a fitness tracker might have foiled a murderer’s alibi. We know a lot of people who have trouble drinking the recommended daily amounts of water, maybe a smart water bottle can help. KnowYourMeme.com/2014 Privacy versus security: a tale [...]

28 04, 2017

There’s No ‘One Size Fits All’ Lead Gen Technique

By | April 28th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

Lee Davenport By Lee Davenport Excerpt from “Profit with Your Personality“ I detest seeing tags in t-shirts that say, “one size fits all” because that one size never does. Whether the shirt hugs you like a baby’s onesie or drapes over you like a potato sack or Snuggie® Blanket, it is just not a fit [...]

28 04, 2017

Pending Home Sales Dip 0.8% in March

By | April 28th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

WASHINGTON (April 27, 2017) — Pending home sales in March maintained their recent high level, but momentum slackened slightly in most of the country as dearth supply weighed on activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the South saw an uptick in contract signings last month.   The Pending Home Sales Index,*www.nar.realtor/topics/pending-home-sales, a [...]

27 04, 2017

Homeownership in the Crosshairs of Latest Tax Plan, Say Realtors®

By | April 27th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2017) – Major reforms are needed to lower tax rates and simplify the tax code, but that shouldn’t come at the expense of current and prospective homeowners. That’s according to National Association of Realtors® President William E. Brown, a second-generation Realtor® from Alamo, California and founder of Investment Properties. Brown said that while the President’s tax proposal released [...]

26 04, 2017

Realtors® Say White House Tax Plan “Does Anything But” Support Homeownership

By | April 26th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

The White House today released a smattering of details surrounding its plan for tax reform, and Realtors® are wary. Despite the plan’s proponents reaffirming in a news conference that the plan was created with homeownership in mind, National Association of Realtors® president William E. Brown says homeowners should take heed. “While we appreciate the Administration’s [...]