Housing Market Archive

A Nation that Captured a Dream

By 2014 NAR President Steve Brown Two hundred and thirty-eight years ago, this July 4th, a new nation was conceived, different from all others — a nation that could and would capture the imagination of the world for centuries to...
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July 1, 2014

Participate in the 2013 Nationwide Open House Weekend, April 20-21

Did you know that 45% of recent buyers used open houses to find their home? NAR encourages REALTORS® to participate in the upcoming Nationwide Open House Weekend, April 20-21, when REALTORS® will hold open houses in neighborhoods coast to...
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April 17, 2013

A Beautiful Mind…and an Expensive One

By NAR 2013 Vice President Bill Brown “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”   That sentiment from Walter Cronkite is being tested as the cost of an education soars...
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March 12, 2013

Distressed or Distraught: The Process of a Real Estate Transaction

by Ron Phipps, 2012 Immediate Past President, NAR So if you are like me, you have been working in real estate for a long time.  You think you have seen it all.  Your body of work includes lots of...
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October 1, 2012

E Rallius Unum

By Ron Phipps, 2012 NAR Immediate Past President E Pluribus Unum.  Out of many, one. For many years, this has been the motto of the United States.  Today, it seems to be more important than ever.  As a country,...
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March 28, 2012

It’s All Local

by Steve Brown, First Vice President, National Association of REALTORS® Recently, President Obama proposed several programs to revive the housing market.  One such proposal calls for the bulk sale of real estate owned (REO) properties.  In areas where property...
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March 19, 2012

Nothing But the Truth

By President-Elect Gary Thomas, National Association of REALTORS® There is a persistent truth about home ownership. No matter how difficult the last few years have been, and no matter how much of a battering the housing industry takes, Americans still...
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March 12, 2012

Straight Talk on Short Sales

By Bill Armstrong, Treasurer, National Association of REALTORS® Last week, NAR participated in a positive meeting with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) —the federal agency in charge of housing finance oversight. We talked...
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February 23, 2012

‘Tis the Season of Hope

By Steve Brown, First Vice President, National Association of REALTORS® Winston Churchill once said, “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” I’d like to add...
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December 19, 2011

What Do Today’s Home Buyers Look Like?

By Gary Thomas, 2012 President-Elect, National Association of REALTORS® There was so much helpful and interesting information presented at Annual.   Sometimes it can be a little overwhelming!  Only now, a few weeks later, am I catching up on all...
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December 6, 2011