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National Association of Realtors political contributions in 2018 and 2020
National Association of Realtors political contributions in 2018 and 2020

The lists below detail campaign contributions by the National Association of Realtors in 2020 and 2018. The info is via opensecrets.org. 2020  Recipient Total From Individuals From Organization Recipient Type View Type Chamber Gonzalez Jenniffer $2,000 $2,000 $0 Candidate

Biden moves to reverse Trump housing policy
Biden moves to reverse Trump housing policy

The order directs the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to reexamine Trump Administration changes to Obama-era fair housing rules.

DACA members now eligible for FHA loans
DACA members now eligible for FHA loans

CBC Mortgage Agency, a nationally chartered finance agency, applauded the decision, noting in a press release that 85% of individuals in the DACA program are Hispanic and account for over a third of CBCMA borrowers.

RE/MAX: Home sales up 22%
RE/MAX: Home sales up 22%

It was the 5th best month of the year and outperformed most of 2019.

Guaranteed Rate acquires Stearns Holdings, LLC
Guaranteed Rate acquires Stearns Holdings, LLC

The acquisition enables Guaranteed Rate to bolster retail loan origination while also developing new multichannel capabilities.

Guaranteed Rate hits the ice with two new partnerships
Guaranteed Rate hits the ice with two new partnerships

Guaranteed Rate has teamed up with the National Hockey League and U.S. Figure Skating to become the official mortgage partner of both entities.

Big news in real estate in 2020 — check out our top national stories of the year
Big news in real estate in 2020 — check out our top national stories of the year

We took a look back this year at the most widely read stories of the year. Here are the national stories that caught your attention in 2020.

NAHB: Expect more home construction in 2021
NAHB: Expect more home construction in 2021

The gap between sales and construction reached a record high in 2020, which likely means a slowing down in sales and growth in construction in 2021, according to a year-end report by the National Association of Home Builders.

Job growth pace gets ‘coronavirus correction’
Job growth pace gets ‘coronavirus correction’

With winter upon us and coronavirus cases exploding, the latest jobs report marks five straight months of declining job growth.

High home prices and low inventory likely to persist in 2021
High home prices and low inventory likely to persist in 2021

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming has predicted that homebuyers are likely to face higher prices, and an inventory crunch, in 2021.

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