NAR Academy at Columbia College

The National Association of REALTORS® is expanding academic achievement opportunities to members through an agreement with Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. The new NAR Academy at Columbia College will provide members with financial assistance who enroll in pursuit of academic degree completion for certificates, associates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the NAR Academy. Columbia College [...]

By |2020-03-31T19:09:34+00:00March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Savings from Refinancing, by County

While mortgage rates hover near historical lows at 3.5%, in an effort to lower their monthly payments and boost cash flow, many homeowners have refinanced their homes. See here how much the monthly mortgage payment changes when rates drop from 4.0% (May 2019) to 3.5% (February 2020) and 3.0%.Nationwide, it is estimated that the drop [...]

By |2020-03-31T14:04:16+00:00March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

April is Fair Housing Month Poster

Download (PDF: 122 KB)Observed each April to commemorate the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act in which U.S. law was established that prohibited discrimination in housing. Annually, NAR creates a poster that state and local real estate associations may print, use or distribute to promote the REALTOR® commitment to Fair Housing.  You are authorized to print [...]

By |2020-03-30T23:31:06+00:00March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fair Housing Film and Video Recommendations

Short videos, documentaries, and a featured length major motion picture to help educate about housing discrimination, segregation, and the people working to correct these social and economic wrongs.Featured Film: The Banker (Trailer) Just in time for Fair Housing Month @ Home, The Banker is now available for at-home streaming. In the 1960s, two entrepreneurs (Anthony [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:44:18+00:00March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deep Discounts on Women’s Council of REALTORS® Courses

Women's Council has drastically reduced the cost of their upcoming courses! These courses count as credit towards the Performance Management Network (PMN) Designation. These classes are open to all and will be held on Zoom. See more information about Women's Council of REALTORS®. Facilitator Training Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. [...]

By |2020-03-30T15:38:54+00:00March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

30% Off Residential Real Estate Council Courses

The Residential Real Estate Council is offering 30% off the price of every eLearning course, recorded offering, and every bundle, ranging from 1 to 24 CRS credit hours. You can take high-quality, in-depth education courses, with topics that include marketing, negotiations, listing strategies, technology, and more, at your own pace and right on your laptop or [...]

By |2020-03-30T14:50:13+00:00March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pending Home Sales Increase 2.4% in February

“February’s pending sales figures show the housing market had been very healthy prior to the coronavirus-induced shutdown,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. He noted that the data does not capture the significant fallout from the pandemic or the measures taken to control the outbreak. “Numbers in the coming weeks will show just how hard [...]

By |2020-03-30T13:17:10+00:00March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fair Housing Book Recommendations

Residential segregation in America didn’t happen by accident. Americans of different races live apart because of deliberate actions by public and private actors. NAR’s Director of Federal Fair Housing Policy, Bryan Greene, compiled this collection of fair housing titles to help NAR members deepen their understanding of how we became divided, and of the ramifications [...]

By |2020-03-29T17:18:48+00:00March 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NAR Commends Protections for Realtors®, U.S. Consumers in $2 Trillion Economic Relief Bill

WASHINGTON (March 27, 2020) – As the House of Representatives’ voted Friday to send a historic COVID-19 relief package to President Trump, the National Association of Realtors® published a comprehensive guide to the $2 trillion, 880-page bill educating Realtors® on the many benefits secured by NAR. The nation’s largest trade association is also offering separate, evolving guidance to help its [...]

By |2020-03-27T17:58:15+00:00March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NAR Relaunches ‘Right Tools, Right Now’ to Help Realtors® Face Coronavirus’s Impacts

CHICAGO (March 27, 2020) – The National Association of Realtors® announced the return of its ‘Right Tools, Right Now’ program, which will make numerous business-critical resources immediately available to all of the association’s 1.4 million members at reduced or no cost. Originating in response to the financial crisis, nearly one million Realtors® accessed $54 million [...]

By |2020-03-27T15:10:10+00:00March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments