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Story Idea – National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate and promote the American Dream of owning a home.  REALTORS® know that homeownership is the best investment an individual can make to build their personal wealth, however, owning a home is...
June 16, 2017

Congratulations REALTOR® University Graduating Class of 2017!

Congratulations to the 2017 REALTOR® University graduating class! Their academic achievements were honored today with a commencement ceremony in Washington, D.C. The students at REALTOR® University distinguish themselves by earning a Master of Real Estate degree, which includes courses...

Consumer Tips: Keep Your Online Information Safe

Knowledge is power. That was the main take away from NAR’s panel on cyber security, “Protecting Yourself, Your Agents and Your Business: Taking Cyber Security Seriously,” which featured advice from experts on how small businesses and individuals can protect...

Story Idea: The Importance of Lawn Care

Taking care of a home’s landscape in the summer heat can be a daunting task for many homeowners. However, if a homeowner is looking to sell his or her home in the warmer months, maintaining or creating a beautiful...
May 8, 2017

Plant a Tree on Arbor Day, Just Not One of These!

Happy Arbor Day! If you are planning to celebrate in the true spirit of the holiday, you should be heading outside to plant a tree. However, while all trees have their benefits, not all trees are going to be...
April 28, 2017

Story Idea: How NFIP Expiration Would Affect Homeowners

On September 30, less than six months from now, the National Flood Insurance Program will expire. The National Association of REALTORS® is working closely with federal regulators and members of Congress to strengthen the program and clear the way for a private market...
April 10, 2017

It’s National Puppy Day, and NAR Knows It’s a Dog’s House

It’s National Puppy Day, one of the cutest days of the year (I’m looking at you National Kitten Day)! According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2017 report Animal House: Remodeling Impact, homeowners will be one of the largest...
March 23, 2017

Story Ideas: Should a Homeowner Take the Lowest Bid for a Remodel?

How does a homeowner know when to spend a lot of money on a home project versus when it is all right to go a cheaper route? When taking bids for a renovation project, it can be tempting to...
March 13, 2017

Story Ideas: Filing Taxes as a New Homeowner

For many new homeowners the year they buy their own home will also be the first year they do not take the standard deduction when doing their taxes. It can be confusing to know what is eligible for itemization...
February 21, 2017

Living Single: Single Living and Real Estate

February 15th is Singles Awareness Day! Here is some information how single men and women are taking part in real estate from the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. ...
February 15, 2017