Super Size It

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas If you’re considering how nice it would be to own a larger home, this may be the time to buy. For the first time in history, interest rates on jumbo mortgages actually fell...
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October 2, 2013

Shortsighted on Short Sales

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas When it comes to rules and regulations, the National Association of REALTORS® must always be vigilant. We have heard your concerns about the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) proposal to prohibit “dual agency” in...
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September 30, 2013

NAR Debuts New Military Relocation Professional Certification

The new Military Relocation Professional Certification helps REALTORS® hone their knowledge and skills for working with veterans and active duty military buyers and sellers to ensure that homeownership remains affordable and accessible to them. President Gary Thomas explains more...
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September 23, 2013

REALTORS® at the White House

NAR’s 2013 Leadership Team and CEO Dale Stinton attended President Obama’s briefing on the current state of the economic recovery. REALTORS® were invited because of the critical role they played to stabilize and revitalize the real estate market. President...
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September 16, 2013

This Recess is No Time to Play

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas Although August is time for the annual Congressional recess, activity in our nation’s capital is not slowing down. We’re continuing to work hard on vital issues like tax reform, flood insurance and mortgage...
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August 15, 2013

Not Just a Voice in the Wilderness

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas REALTORS® are finally being heard, and it makes you want to jump and shout! Today President Obama delivered the message loud and clear—Home Ownership Matters! I’m pleased to say that our efforts to...
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August 7, 2013

Hope for Homeowners

  By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas We’ve seen interest rates rising recently. Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages have gone up almost a full percentage point since reaching record lows six months ago. REALTORS and consumers are understandably anxious...
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July 8, 2013

Housing Finance Goes Bipartisan

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas A bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Corker-Warner bill (S.1217) on Tuesday. This legislation is comprehensive, bipartisan and detailed beyond what we’ve seen so far. It would remake the role of the federal...
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June 27, 2013

When It Rains It Pours

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas One of the proudest achievements last year by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) was when Congress reauthorized the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This is a very important development, and NAR worked...
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June 19, 2013

From Sea to Shining Sea

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas Owning a home of your own is a vital part of the American Dream. The 75 million Americans who do own their homes can testify that homeownership helps people, communities and the nation....
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June 13, 2013