NAR Grants Help Make Home Ownership an Affordable Opportunity
WASHINGTON (May 31, 2011) – Seventeen local and state Realtor® associations have been awarded over $60,000 through the Housing Opportunity Program Grants, a National Association of Realtors® grant program. The funds will be used by the associations to promote and expand affordable housing opportunities in their communities.
“Realtors® strive to preserve and expand housing opportunities for all Americans,” said NAR President Ron Phipps, broker-president of Phipps Realty in Warwick, R.I. “The Housing Opportunity grants program and its recipients are… Read More
NAR Bus Tour Opens National Home Ownership Dialogue
WASHINGTON (March 1, 2011) – Throughout this month, consumers across the country can engage Realtors®, local officials, and their neighbors on an issue that literally hits close to home – home ownership – as the National Association of Realtors® kicks off a month-long Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour in cities across the nation.
“Americans today are debating what home ownership means to their families, communities and the nation as a whole,” said NAR President Ron Phipps, broker-president of Phipps Realty in Warwick, R.I. “We want to engage in… Read More
Celebrating America's History of Home Ownership
WASHINGTON (July 1, 2011) – The ability to buy, sell and own property has defined our nation throughout its history, and as the U.S. prepares to celebrate its 235 birthday, Americans continue to reaffirm their support of and aspirations toward home ownership.
“For over 100 years, Realtors® have helped bring families home,” said NAR President Ron Phipps, broker-president of Phipps Realty in Warwick, R.I. “There’s a reason why home ownership is called the American Dream – it’s part of our collective history and an essential part of building our… Read More
NAR Collaborates With U.S. Treasury on Short Sale "Help for Homeowners"
WASHINGTON (February 22, 2012) – A new National Association of Realtors® collaboration with the U.S. Department of the Treasury will help Realtors® better assist homeowners who are struggling to sell their homes in a short sale.
Realtors® who attend upcoming Making Home Affordable “Help for Homeowners” outreach events, sponsored by the Treasury Department, will learn insights to help them navigate the short sale process and have the opportunity to meet directly with loan servicers on their clients’ behalf for assistance with difficult transactions…. Read More
Short Sales Lose Favor With Lenders?
As home prices rise, lenders are showing less willingness to grant short sales.
Poll: Number of Renters Who Want to Own Skyrockets
"We're definitely seeing a renewed sense of optimism," says a PulteGroup spokeswoman about results of a new poll of renters.