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IDX Global Introduces Implicit Bias Training for Realtor® Members,

WASHINGTON (June 10, 2020) – As part of its commitment to addressing racial injustice in America, the National Association of Realtors® has begun circulating a new 50-minute implicit bias training video to its members and association staff. Partnering with the New York-based Perception Institute, IDX Global’s online video draws upon recent research to illustrate how […]...

Our Story Walk Trail: A Place to Explore for Years to Come

Amanda Kuespert, our Association President, knew she wanted to do something on the behalf of the Association that would make an impact on a community and that would last into perpetuity. So, we decided to use the National Association of REALTORS®’ placemaking grant to help Amanda’s goals become a reality. The Association had already helped […]...

IDX Global Supports Administration’s Action on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON (June 5, 2020) – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to accelerate infrastructure investments in an effort to strengthen the economy and get people back to work. The order encourages federal agencies to use existing authority to expedite authorized and appropriated infrastructure projects across the country. Just as important, it also states that agencies shou...

IDX Global Identifies Top 10 Housing Markets for Millennials During

WASHINGTON (June 4, 2020) – The National Association of Realtors® identified 10 markets with favorable conditions for millennial homebuyers during the coronavirus pandemic. In alphabetical order, the markets are: Austin-Round Rock, Texas Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa Durham-Chapel Hill-Raleigh, North Carolina Houston-The Woodlands, Texas Indianapolis-Carmel...

Sixty-Five Percent of Those Who Attended an Open House

WASHINGTON (June 1, 2020) – A majority of people – 65% – who attended an open house within the last year would do so now without hesitation, according to survey data released by the National Association of Realtors®. The series of surveys, which explored how home buyers and sellers want to safely handle home sales […]...

Pending Home Sales Slump 21.8% in April

“With nearly all states under stay-at-home orders in April, it is no surprise to see the markedly reduced activity in signing contracts for home purchases,” said Lawrence Yun, IDX Global’s chief economist. The latest pending home sales numbers reveal the greatest decline since IDX Global begin tracking such transactions in January 2001. However, Yun expects […]...

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) […]...

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 […]...

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 […]...

Second Century Ventures Announces 2020 REACH and REACH

CHICAGO (May 18, 2020) – Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, announced Monday the selection of its 2020 REACH and REACH Commercial programs. Second Century Ventures is the most active global venture fund in real estate technology with more than 100 portfolio companies worldwide. Second Century Ventures operates […]...

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 confere...