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Walt Molony


The Sky’s the Limit as Realtors® Gather in Chicago

The National Association of Realtors® kicks off its annual conference in Chicago today with a focus on education and opportunity. More than 20,000 Realtors® and guests from around the world are expected to attend the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, which runs through November 6 at McCormick Place convention center.

The Sky’s the Limit as Realtors® Gather in Chicago

The National Association of Realtors® kicks off its annual conference in Chicago today with a focus on education and opportunity. More than 20,000 Realtors® and guests from around the world are expected to attend the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, which runs through November 6 at McCormick Place convention center.

Chicago Remodeler and Architect Michael Menn Named 2016 NAHB Remodeler of the Year

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers honored Michael Menn, CAPS, CGP, CGR, a remodeler and architect from Northbrook, Ill., with its highest annual remodeling achievement award, the 2016 NAHB Remodeler of the Year. The award, which recognizes superior business management, exemplary NAHB involvement at all levels and outstanding contributions to the remodeling industry, was presented on Oct. 6 during the NAHB Remodelers All Stars Party in conjunction with the Remodeling Show | DeckExpo | JLC LIVE in Baltimore.

Consumers Stand to Win Big With Proposed ‘Know Before You Owe’ Rule Coming Their...

Since the October 2015 implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's ‘Know Before You Owe' mortgage initiative, Realtors® have raised red flags(link is external) over challenges in gaining access to what's known as the mortgage "closing disclosure" form, or CD. The CD is delivered to homebuyers in advance of their closing and contains important financial information related to their purchase.

NAR-backed Condo Legislation Passes U.S. Senate, Offers Relief for Homebuyers

The U.S. Senate tonight passed H.R. 3700, the "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act," by unanimous consent. This legislation includes reforms to current Federal Housing Administration restrictions on condominium financing, among other provisio...

REALTORS® to Congress: Flood Insurance Rates Post Threat to Business, Homeownership

Flood insurance costs continue to put small businesses and homeownership at risk, but the National Association of Realtors® told U.S. Senators today that a range of solutions are on the horizon

Realtors® Join Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco to Create Housing Opportunities for...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - November 7, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As leading advocates for responsible and sustainable homeownership, Realtors® work tirelessly to ensure the American Dream of homeownership remains alive and well. That commitment was evident ...

Realtors® to Regulators: Aligning QRM with QM Assures Safe, Sound Mortgage Lending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Revised rules proposed by federal regulators will help ensure rigorous and effective underwriting while also providing creditworthy homebuyers with access to safe mortgage financing, according t...

BombBomb Joins NAR’s REach™ Tech Accelerator Program

CHICAGO, IL - January 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Association of Realtors®, along with Second Century Ventures today announced BombBomb, a video email marketing platform, as the first company selected for its REach™ accelerator program.

Second Century Ventures Brings Cloud Computing to Realtors®

WASHINGTON, DC - January 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Association of Realtors®’ venture capital fund Second Century Ventures has become a strategic investor in Symform, a revolutionary, distributed cloud backup service.

REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2013 Volunteering Works Program

WASHINGTON, DC - January 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Realtors® work hard to improve communities, often sacrificing their own time and energy for those who are less fortunate. For the past five years, Realtor® Magazine's Good Neighbor Society has h...

NAR Statement on the Qualified Mortgage Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- “The National Association of Realtors® applauds the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for creating a broadly defined Qualified Mortgage rule that establishes strong consumer protections wh...

November Pending Home Sales Rise Again

WASHINGTON, DC - December 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

November Existing-Home Sales and Prices Maintain Uptrend

WASHINGTON, DC - December 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Existing-home sales continued to improve in November with low inventory supply pressuring home prices, according to the National Association of Realtors

“Pin the Season” to Win $500 in HouseLogic Pinterest Giveaway

WASHINGTON, DC - December 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- With the 2012 holiday season in full swing, HouseLogic, the award-winning, comprehensive website for homeowners from the National Association of Realtors®, wants to inspire holiday celebrations w...

Pending Home Sales Rise in October to Highest Level in Over Five Years

WASHINGTON, DC - November 29, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pending home sales rose strongly in October with mixed regional results, according to the National Association of Realtors

Commercial Real Estate Vacancies Slowly Declining, Rents Rising

WASHINGTON, DC - November 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Most of the major commercial real estate sectors show gradually improving fundamentals and are easily absorbing the relatively small amount of new space that is coming online, with a full recover...

National Association of Realtors® Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards

WASHINGTON, DC - November 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Association of Realtors® has been recognized with a gold Best in Biz award for its forward looking business practices. The independent business awards program honors companies and e...

Existing-Home Sales Rise in October with Ongoing Price and Equity Gains

WASHINGTON, DC - November 19, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sales of existing homes increased in October, even with some regional impact from Hurricane Sandy, while home prices continued to rise due to lower levels of inventory supply, according to the Na...

2013 NAR Officers Installed

ORLANDO - November 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gary Thomas, a Realtor® in Orange County, Calif., was installed today as 2013 president of the National Association of Realtors® at the association’s Board of Directors meeting during the 2012 Realt...

NAR Presents Realtor® Bruce Aydt with Distinguished Service Award

WASHINGTON, DC - November 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Bruce Aydt, a Realtor® from the St. Louis, Mo., area, has received the National Association of Realtors® 2012 Distinguished Service Award. Out of 1 million Realtors®, no more than two are reco...

More Cash Sales, Shrinking Time on Market Show Changing Buyer Dynamics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- ORLANDO (November 10, 2012) – All-cash buyers have surged since the housing downturn while the typical amount of time it takes to sell a home is shrinking, revealing the changing dynamics of ...

Realtors® Celebrate 100 Years of Quality Service Through the Code of Ethics

ORLANDO - November 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- 2013 will mark the 100th year members of the National Association of Realtors® have subscribed to a strict Code of Ethics. Though the real estate industry itself has evolved over the past century, NAR

Realtors® Salute and Help Serve Those Who Served Our Country

ORLANDO - November 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- In honor of Veteran’s Day, the National Association of Realtors® thanks and recognizes America’s veterans and active duty military for all that they do to serve and protect our nation’s freedom.

Realtors® ReThink the Future of Real Estate

ORLANDO - November 9, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Real estate is facing a transformation in the coming years, given the nation’s economic concerns, demographic trends and shifting socio-economic landscape. As Realtors® gather this week for NAR’s an...

Realtors® Think Globally, Act Locally

ORLANDO - November 9, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Florida is not only the host state for this year’s Realtors® Conference & Expo; it’s also the fastest growing destination of choice for international buyers, accounting for 26 percent of foreign pur...

National Association of Realtors® Annouces First-Ever Strategic Technology Accelerator, REach

CHICAGO, IL - November 8, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Association of Realtors® is announcing REach™, a new type of Accelerator program developed to introduce innovative technology companies to the real estate marketplace. REach™ is be...

Realtors® Help Create Housing Opportunities for Orlando Residents

ORLANDO - November 8, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- As leading advocates for homeownership, Realtors® encourage communities that support responsible, sustainable housing. That is why today Realtors® dedicated their time and labor to help construct townh...

Metro Area Home Prices Show Stronger Increases in Third Quarter, Sales Up

WASHINGTON, DC - November 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Growth in metropolitan area median home prices increased in the third quarter, and more areas are showing gains, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

Realtor Property Resource® Now Available to All Realtors®

WASHINGTON, DC - November 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today the National Association of Realtors® launched its Realtors Property Resource® application nationwide. All Realtors® will have access to RPR, regardless of multiple listing service status...



Mayor London Breed Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Affordable Housing in the...

Mayor London N. Breed today joined community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of future affordable housing at 1950 Mission Street. Once completed, the project will offer 155 affordable apartments for families