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Audio: Dealing with Cyberthreats

By | March 19th, 2018|NAR|

Steve Spano, president and chief operating officer of the Center for Internet Security, recently visited NAR’s Washington offices to discuss techniques real estate professionals can employ to stay safe online. Listen to his comments below. Powered by WPeMatico

Hot Home Trend: Bring on the Velvet

By | March 19th, 2018|NAR|

Photo Credit: Pulte Homes By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine We’re seeing a revival of the 1960s love for velvet in home décor. Velvet has been making its way into more fashion and now it’s expected to make a bigger splash in home décor in 2018. This heavier fabric can add some luster to a [...]

St. Patrick’s Day: Looking at a Market Going Green

By | March 16th, 2018|NAR|

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the National Association of Realtors® is going green. Recent data has shown that Realtors® are seeing green properties and energy efficient homes becoming more popular with home buyers. According to the NAR Sustainability Survey, nearly half of Realtors® see consumer interest and demand for greener, more sustainable properties.  Below are [...]

Raw Count of Home Sales (January 2018)

By | March 16th, 2018|NAR|

Existing-home sales declined 2.3 percent in January from one month prior while new home sales dropped 7.8 percent. These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of home sales are often more meaningful than the seasonally adjusted figures.  The raw count determines income [...]

What We’re Reading: March 13-16

By | March 16th, 2018|NAR|

Housing, automation, language, valuation, St. Patrick’s Day, and management. Could 3D-printed homes solve the housing crisis? Time will tell. Thinking of buying a fixer-upper without HGTV’s help? Consider these things before buying to avoid money pits. Could autonomous vehicles be the difference between location, location, location, and just location, location? Marc van der Chijs/flickr/2015 The [...]

Instant Reaction: February Housing Starts

By | March 16th, 2018|NAR|

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department report on residential construction in February: “The fall in housing starts in February is a movement in the wrong direction. The key to economic prosperity at this juncture of economic expansion is to produce more new homes. That will help [...]

It Takes More Than Irish Luck to Close a Real Estate Deal

By | March 15th, 2018|NAR|

Samantha Jones By Samantha Jones Four-leaf clovers. The Blarney Stone. Horseshoes. Lucky rabbit’s feet. St. Patrick’s Day has me thinking about the luck of the Irish and good luck charms. But luck isn’t necessarily going to help you close a deal. In real estate, you’re bound to hit your fair share of hurdles. Obstacles and [...]

#PiDay Pie Charts!

By | March 14th, 2018|NAR|

Happy Pi Day! Celebrated every year on March 14 – 3.14 – it is the perfect time of year to celebrate all things Pi. Here at the National Association of REALTORS® we are looking at some of our favorite Pie Charts from the most recent Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers (and eating a slice [...]

New Books–March 2018

By | March 13th, 2018|NAR|

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Services at 800.874.6500 for assistance. The Nordstrom Way by Robert [...]

Submit Your 2018 Men’s and Women’s #REALTORBrackets

By | March 12th, 2018|NAR|

Can you play ball with NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall? The NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournament is set to begin this week. It looks like it will be another March Madness full of surprising upsets and nail-biting finishes. Do you have the skill (see: luck) to beat NAR’s president and submit the winning [...]