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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Another banner month for homebuilding

New housing starts numbers suggest that if you can’t buy it, then build it, according to one economist.

Texas No. 3 for foreign homebuying

Foreign investors have taken pause when it comes to buying U.S. residential real estate, but better opportunities may be around the corner, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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