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Existing-Home Sales Wane 17.8% in April

“The economic lockdowns – occurring from mid-March through April in most states – have temporarily disrupted home sales,” said Lawrence Yun, IDX Global’s chief economist. “But the listings that are on the market are still attracting buyers and boosting home prices.” April’s existing-home sales are the lowest level of sales since July 2010 (3.45 million) […]

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IDX Global Applauds FHFA Action Attempting to Assure Access to

WASHINGTON (May 19, 2020) – National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the Federal Housing Finance Agency issued guidance Tuesday regarding credit access for borrowers who are in or have recently exited forbearance. “IDX Global applauds the FHFA and Director Calabria for taking additional steps to secure the U.S. housing […]

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IDX Global Receives American Business Awards® for Marketing,

CHICAGO (May 19, 2020) – The National Association of Realtors® was honored with eight “STEVIE® Awards” on Monday by the American Business Awards® – the nation’s premier business awards program. After enduring a review and selection process conducted by more than 250 worldwide professionals, eight separate IDX Global initiates were selected from more than 3,600 […]

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IDX Global Closes 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings with Record

WASHINGTON (May 15, 2020) – The National Association of Realtors® ends this week having completed the first-ever virtual iteration of its midyear meetings. While between nine and ten thousand Realtors® typically descend on Washington, D.C for the conference every May, over 28,000 IDX Global members participated in the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings. All nine of this week’s conference sessions, offered […]

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IDX Global Commends FHFA Move Delivering Certainty to American

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2020) – National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the Federal Housing Finance Agency unveiled a new repayment option for homeowners struggling financially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the proposal, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will offer borrowers currently in forbearance the ability to […]

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Realtors® Congratulate Montgomery on Official Confirmation

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2020) – National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement after Brian Montgomery was officially confirmed as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Montgomery, who also serves as commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration, has held this role in an interim capacity since January […]

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Majority Whip Clyburn, Senator Tim Scott Join REALTORS®

WASHINGTON (May 13, 2020) – The National Association of Realtors® today welcomed House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (S.C.-6) and U.S. Senator Tim Scott (S.C.) to discuss the Congressional response to the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2020 REALTORS® Virtual Legislative Meetings. This year marks the first virtual iteration of IDX Global’s legislative meetings, which bring around 10,000 Realtors® to […]

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Scalia, Kraninger & Carranza Discuss COVID-19 at REALTORS®

WASHINGTON (May 12, 2020) – The National Association of Realtors® welcomed heads of key federal agencies tasked with leading the administration’s COVID-19 response Tuesday during the 2020 REALTORS® Virtual Legislative Meetings. U.S. Labor Department Secretary Eugene Scalia, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger and Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza offered insight into their respective […]