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NAR’s motion for dismissal denied; third buyer-side lawsuit to move forward

NAR’s motion for dismissal denied; third buyer-side lawsuit to move forward


U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood rejects NAR’s motion to dismiss class action suit about buyer-broker commissions.

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NAR helps secure federal funds for transportation, flooding

NAR helps secure federal funds for transportation, flooding


It was a hard-fought effort to procure federal funds in the middle of a recession, but NAR announced that the president is poised to sign a bill that provides money for road projects and flooding.

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Civil rights group sues to halt CDC eviction moratorium

Civil rights group sues to halt CDC eviction moratorium


The lawsuit also argues that the feds are commandeering state courts and officers to implement an unconstitutional federal law.

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Unemployment down in August, but long-term damage continues

Unemployment down in August, but long-term damage continues


The U.S. economy added 1.4 million new jobs in August, but one economist warns that permanent job losses are a bigger problem.

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NAR: Fort Bend County among the best to work from home in the nation

NAR: Fort Bend County among the best to work from home in the nation


Working from home as an ongoing trend will greatly change the landscape of where people buy homes, according to NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

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CDC imposes eviction moratorium through 2020

CDC imposes eviction moratorium through 2020


Real estate industry associations oppose the decision and are calling on Congress to provide rental assistance to housing providers.

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NAHB: Residential construction up in the suburbs nationwide

NAHB: Residential construction up in the suburbs nationwide


Small metro suburbs did the best in terms of construction with a more than 10% increase in market share over a year ago.

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Southern home sales jump 27.6% in July

Southern home sales jump 27.6% in July


Nationwide sales of new single-family homes were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 901,000, up 13.9% from last month and 36.3% higher than July 2019.

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NAR reports three months in a row for improved home sales

NAR reports three months in a row for improved home sales


All four regions in the U.S. experienced year-over-year and month-over-month growth in pending home sales, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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NAR, NAHB shift 2020 lobbying efforts in response to COVID-19

NAR, NAHB shift 2020 lobbying efforts in response to COVID-19


The National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders are both backing candidates for congressional seats across the country and advocating for issues such as ramping up production of affordable housing and reversing widespread unemployment.

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