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NAR finds fewer Black Americans own homes than other groups
NAR finds fewer Black Americans own homes than other groups

NAR put together its “Snapshot of Race and Home Buying in America” report to study the hurdles that persistently block minorities from owning homes.

Rate of homebuyers who are outbid doubles
Rate of homebuyers who are outbid doubles

The top reason why long-time searchers have not purchased a home is because 40% say they were outbid.

RPAC is always asking for money. Where do those dollars go?
RPAC is always asking for money. Where do those dollars go?

As the political fundraising arm of the National Association of Realtors, RPAC solicits voluntary contributions from Realtors — more than $5 million during the 2018 election cycle. It uses those funds to help elect candidates across the political landscape who understand and support real estate interests — at all levels of government.

HAR’s 2021 leadership team takes oath of office during virtual ceremonies
HAR’s 2021 leadership team takes oath of office during virtual ceremonies

This year’s Realtor Celebration, which featured the swearing in of the 2021 HAR Board of Directors and incoming chairman, marked first time in Association history that the event could not be staged at a physical venue.

Remote workers could continue to drive the post-pandemic market
Remote workers could continue to drive the post-pandemic market

A new report from Homes.com shows that prospective homebuyers are still waiting to see if they will work from home permanently.

How to close 50 deals in a year
How to close 50 deals in a year

Coach Ella Blaine, who is a real estate coach and founder of Real Estate Ladies Rock FB group, offered tips on how to achieve the goal of closing 50 deals annually and go even further in her webinar at the 2020 Realtors Conference and Expo.

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.

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.

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.

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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