The Housing Shortage Is a Problem for Racial Equity

By Bryan Greene VP Policy Advocacy | National Association of REALTORS® Owning a home is a defining marker of the American dream. But all too often, it’s also an uncomfortable reminder of our nation’s shortcomings in the fight for racial equity. The homeownership gap between Black and white Americans is larger today than it was …

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Feedback Wanted: CFPB to Discuss Rental Assistance with Landlords

By Erin Stackley, Esq. Sr. Policy Representative, Commercial Issues National Association of REALTORS® On July 15, 2021, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) staff spoke with representatives from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and U.S. Department of the Treasury regarding outreach to landlords about the emergency rental assistance …

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NAR Advocates Relief for Commercial Real Estate

By Erin Stackley, Esq. Sr. Policy Representative, Commercial Issues National Association of REALTORS® [emphasis, links added] The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has advocated throughout the pandemic for federal relief specific to commercial real estate. These issues include: NAR successfully advocated for independent contractors to be eligible for PPP loans, which has provided aid to Realtors® and …

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Maricopa County Nearly Doubles Existing-Home Sales in U.S.

Sometimes headlines like “Existing-Home Sales Climb Record 20.7% in June” make Fletcher Wilcox laugh. This was one of those times. Existing-home sales rebounded at a record pace in June, following three consecutive months of sales declines, the National Association of REALTORS® reported. Wilcox, a VP at Grand Canyon Title Agency, recently moderated his third Influencer …

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NAR Leaders Break Down the CARES Act

On April 8, the National Association of REALTORS® broke down the CARES Act during a Leadership Live Event to help independent contractors and small business owners. Here are some highlights from the Small Business Program portion of that video. NAR Sr. Policy Representative Erin Stackley: I’m going to be talking, as Shannon (McGahn) said, about …

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How Home Affordability Can Impact Metro Phoenix’s Economy, Job Growth

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Metro areas around the country where affordability has worsened over the last five years have seen a decline in job growth during that same period, according to a new study by the National Association of Realtors. The NAR report, “Home Affordability Index Ranking and Payroll Job Growth,” measured …

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zipForm® Subscription Changes in 2020 (FAQs)

The Arizona REALTORS® state association and LoneWolf Technologies have started to communicate with agents about zipFormMLS-Connect® — which makes it possible for ARMLS data to populate forms inside zipForm®. You may be familiar with it in relation to the topic: armls.com/RET-Password. Although LoneWolf provides zipForm® and TransactionDesk®, ARMLS wants you to be aware of upcoming …

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