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Second Century Ventures Acquires Assets from Elmspring, Expands REach® Accelerator Program

  WASHINGTON/ December 18, 2018 (STL.News) Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm has acquired certain assets of the Elmspring accelerator, a venture accelerator founded in 2014 by Adam Freeman and Tom Bretz, that invests in technology startups who aim to disrupt the real estate and housing industry. SCV’s REach® Accelerator … Continue reading Second Century Ventures Acquires Assets from Elmspring, Expands REach® Accelerator Program

Majority Feel 2018 Fourth Quarter is Good Time to Buy Home, says Realtor® Survey

  WASHINGTON/ Dec. 18, 2018 (STL.News) New findings from a National Association of Realtors® survey show that despite a favorable view on the economy and the direction of home prices, the sentiment on home buying continued to diminish at the close of 2018 – though a majority still think it is a good time to … Continue reading Majority Feel 2018 Fourth Quarter is Good Time to Buy Home, says Realtor® Survey

National Association of Realtors® Applauds Senate Confirmation of Kathy Kraninger

  WASHINGTON/ December 7, 2018 (STL.News) This afternoon, the Senate voted to approve Kathleen Kraninger as the next Director at the Bureau of Consumer and Financial Protection. Kraninger will replace Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, who has led the bureau since November of 2017. Shannon McGahn, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Association … Continue reading National Association of Realtors® Applauds Senate Confirmation of Kathy Kraninger

Realtors® More Likely to Donate Annually than Most Americans, According to Survey

  WASHINGTON/ December 6, 2018 (STL.News) Eighty-two percent of Realtors® donate money to charitable causes every year, compared to the national average of 56.6 percent of Americans1 who do so, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®. The Community Aid and Real Estate Report, known as the CARE Report, provides insight … Continue reading Realtors® More Likely to Donate Annually than Most Americans, According to Survey

Pending Home Sales Slip 2.6 Percent in October

  WASHINGTON/ November 29, 2018 (STL.News) Pending home sales declined slightly in October in all regions but the Northeast, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 2.6 percent to 102.1 in October, down from 104.8 in September. However, year-over-year contract signings … Continue reading Pending Home Sales Slip 2.6 Percent in October

Platinum Standard For International Achievement Awarded To Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®

  RALEIGH, N.C./ NOVEMBER 29, 2018 (STL.News) The Triangle International Council (TIC) of the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® has been awarded the Platinum Global Achievement Program Award from the National Association of REALTORS®. This award places the Triangle International Council in the top 10% of Global Councils nationwide. TIC has shown the highest level … Continue reading Platinum Standard For International Achievement Awarded To Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®

California REALTORS® applaud FHFA for raising Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits

  LOS ANGELES/ Nov. 27 (STL.News) The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) announcement to increase the 2019 conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to $484,350 on one-unit properties and a cap of $726,525 in high-cost … Continue reading California REALTORS® applaud FHFA for raising Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits

House Buyers of America Saves Homeowners From an Uncertain, Fickle Market Cycle2

  CHANTILLY, VA./ NOVEMBER 27, 2018 (STL.News) House Buyers of America (House Buyers) responds to the uncertain climate in the current real estate market with a valuable alternative to ensure homeowners do not fall victim to the market cycle and are confident in their ability to sell their homes despite fears of rising interest rates … Continue reading House Buyers of America Saves Homeowners From an Uncertain, Fickle Market Cycle2