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Policy Matters: 2016 NAR Legislative and Regulatory Agenda

During the 114th Congress, NAR’s legislative and regulatory agenda has been focused on efforts to stimulate, stabilize and strengthen real estate markets across the nation while protecting the business interests of members. In 2016, NAR will be focused on the following public policy ...


High Housing Costs Driving Population Shifts?

(TNS)—Fewer people are moving into some of the country’s most expensive areas, including San Diego, Silicon Valley, and some Washington, D.C., suburbs. At the same time, places where the cost of living is lower, such as Las Vegas, Phoenix and parts of Florida, ...


Measuring the Impact of Technology on the Real Estate Industry

For more than 100 years, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has acted as a positive force of advocacy for its members. Over the past century, its primary efforts have focused on improving the business climate and governmental policies at the federal level. ...


3 Tips for ‘Going Local’ on Earth Day

Earth Day is a time to celebrate and appreciate this place we call home. While we know that things like recycling and conserving water are great for the environment, how can you celebrate Earth Day in a way that shows ...


Adam Savage to Keynote 2016 Realtor® Broker Summit

Adam Savage, co-host and executive producer of the Discovery Channel’s popular MythBusters series, has been announced as the featured keynote speaker for the National Association of REALTORS® upcoming REALTOR® Broker Summit, taking place ...


3 Reasons Why Personal Development Is Critical to Success

Are you as good today as you were a year ago? Think about that for a second—if you have the same mindset, skills, knowledge and perspective you did last year, you’re not improving. When you don’t ...


Taking Your Business International

Do you have a successful business that’s ready to tread onto international grounds? Growing your company into an international firm offers the exposure and growth opportunities to transform your business from a domestic success to a global ...


March Brings Shower of Existing-Home Sales

Bolstered by big gains in the Northeast and Midwest, existing-home sales bounced back in March and remained slightly up from a year ago, according to the National ...


Everyone Wants to Sell Luxury Real Estate

I’ve spoken about social collaboration before. The idea of putting your information in the hands of agents and letting them work for you is innovative and it’s coming to real estate. (Social collaboration refers to processes that help people interact and share information ...


For Sale: Game of Thrones-style Mini Kingdom in Oregon

Looking for a kingdom of your own? Head on over to Ashland, Ore., where a quirky 8,881 square-foot castle awaits. Overlooking a pristine 700 acres, this mini-realm—called the Shining Hand Ranch—takes “nature inspired” décor to a whole new level. ...


Housing Starts Shrink in March

Housing starts shrunk in March, a bit of a let-down following a sharp increase in February's new residential construction. A recent report by the Commerce Department shows that new construction starts fell by 8.8 percent to an annual rate of 1.089 million in ...


3 Productivity Hacks to Get More Done Each Day

Do you want to get more done each day? Many of us struggle to get through our to-do lists and we may feel frustrated if we’re unable to check everything off. It’s thought that productivity hinges on working harder; while it’s ...


Future Homebuyers Uneasy about Credit, Survey Says

Many future homebuyers, especially first-time buyers, do not feel confident about their credit score status, says a new survey by Experian about homebuying and credit. In fact, 34 percent of future buyers say their credit score might hurt their ability to ...


Report: America’s Boom Towns Revealed

Have you ever wondered what towns in the U.S. are currently booming? A new list from realtor.com® unveils the top 10 hot spots, with Gilbert, Ariz. (85297), Los Angeles (90012), and Dallas (75201) taking the lead. These neighborhoods are striking it rich when ...


American Home Shield®: Helping You Help Your Clients

For Kimberly Yates, a real estate professional with the Yates Estates Team, the most rewarding part of working in the real estate industry is being of service. With 10 years of real estate experience behind her, today, Yates oversees a team of 15 ...


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