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Nearly 3 in 4 Realtors® This Week Report Sellers Haven’t

WASHINGTON (April 23, 2020) – Nearly 3 in 4 Realtors® currently working with sellers this week – 74% – reported their clients haven’t reduced listing prices to attract buyers, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors®. This suggests interested home sellers are remaining calm and avoiding panic selling during the uncertain […]...

During Social Distancing We Need Safe and Accessible Open

Reprinted from the Safe Routes Partnership blog. Written by Natasha Riveron. In the last few weeks, COVID-19 has brought lots of uncertainty to our everyday lives. Many of us are spending far more time at home than we would like now that many schools and workplaces are closed and social activities are cancelled for the […]...

Top Vacation Home Counties

With summer almost over, you probably spent an amazing vacation at a beach resort, a mountain lodge, a lake, or in a quaint town and might be thinking of owning a vacation home. Or you might be a baby boomer planning to purchase a vacation home now to use as a primary residence during retirement.  […]...

Realtors® Grateful for Additional Funds for Small Business

WASHINGTON (April 23, 2020) – National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the U.S. House voted Thursday evening to provide additional funding to small-business relief programs created by the CARES Act. IDX Global had made reviving the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program its top priority […]...

Celebrating National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate and advocate the American Dream of owning a home. Homeownership is still the best way for the majority of Americans to build wealth, support the national and local economies and create stable communities. National Association of REALTORS® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation REALTOR® from Columbia, Missouri […]...

Add the Bling to Enhance your Place

Don’t forget the bells and whistles when planning a new gathering space in your community. Amenities not only provide user comfort and functionality but can also add fun, identity, style and character to a project. The Project for Public Spaces introduced the “Power of Ten” which argues that places thrive when users have a range […]...

Court Upholds Denial of Short-Term Rentals

In Slice of Life, LLC v. Hamilton Township Zoning Hearing Board, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the ruling that a local zoning ordinance clearly and unambiguously excluded purely transient uses of property. The issue before the court was whether the Hamilton Township zoning ordinance in question permits the purely transient use of properties located within […]...

IDX Global Calls Housing Market Slump Temporary as Pending Home

“The housing market is temporarily grappling with the coronavirus-induced shutdown, which pulled down new listings and new contracts,” said Lawrence Yun, IDX Global’s chief economist. “As consumers become more accustomed to social distancing protocols, and with the economy slowly and safely reopening, listings and buying activity will resume, especially given the record low mortgage rates....

Is Homeownership Good for Our Neighborhoods?

According to a recent study from the National Association of REALTORS®, a majority of Americans believe that homeownership is good for our nation’s communities. Both homeowners and renters were asked if they feel a high rate of homeownership strengthens a community; 67 percent of those surveyed agreed with the sentiment. IDX Global President Elizabeth Mendenhall […]...

A Park is Now a Welcoming Spot for Pooches Too

Written by Heather Tenney, Vice President of Member Services, Coastal Carolinas Association of REALTORS® The City of Georgetown, SC is heavily visited as a stopping point between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, and provides a much needed rest stop for travelers to stretch their legs and to give canines a break to exert some energy.   […]...

Center for REALTOR® Development podcast: Resort and

Resort and second-home properties can be located anywhere! They are becoming more and more popular in small towns, as well as the coastal cities and mountains. In this episode, Holly Mabery joins Monica to talk about her own experience working with investment and second home clients in Sedona, AZ. She shares ideas for marketing, building […]...

Majority of Realtors® Continue to Report Sellers Haven’t

WASHINGTON (April 30, 2020) – More than 3 in 4 Realtors® currently working with sellers this week – 76% – reported their clients haven’t reduced listing prices to attract buyers, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors®. That’s up from 74% who said the same a week ago. “Nearly 70% of […]...