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Healthcare 101: Insurance Challenges for Realtors® and other Independent Contractors

Nearly nine in 10 Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, are independent contractors of their real estate firms. As an independent contractor, many typically don’t have access to traditional employer-provided benefits, such as health insurance. As debate...
November 8, 2017

Realtors® extend support for 200 years of home history

The National Association of Realtors®, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, is helping keep alive the history of a house whose story is a snapshot of America itself. Since 2001, the National Association of Realtors® has sponsored the “Within...

Veteran and active-military homebuyers

May’s Military Appreciation Month is a time to honor the country’s veterans and active service members and their families and recognize them for their sacrifices. One of the most useful benefits afforded to military personnel is access to Veterans Administration, or VA, home loans,...
May 25, 2017

Lucky numbers in homebuying

On St. Patrick’s Day, it’s a tradition for many to raise a glass and toast the luck o’ the Irish. For potential buyers without the luck of the Irish on their side, the number 10 may be what brings them the...
March 16, 2017

Infographic: Groundhog Day and Real Estate

Can a groundhog and his shadow predict the strength of the housing market? Here is what happened the past 20 years in real estate when Punxsutawney Phil climbed out of his hole; does seeing his shadow extend to real...
February 1, 2017

Realtors® and Orlando Habitat Help Make Home Happen

    When NAR President Tom Salomone took office last November, he challenged the association’s more than 1 million members to go beyond what is expected in their business and in their community: to meet their responsibilities…and then some. More...
November 3, 2016

Did you know? US Military Say a Home is a Good Investment

A place to call home is often times one of the few constants for the families of the brave men and women defending our country. At a median age of 34 years old, the typical active-service buyer was a...
July 4, 2016

Did you know? Increased mobility means military buyers and sellers rely on real estate agents

Veterans and active-service buyers purchased a home a lot further away from their previous residence (at 75 miles and 28 miles, respectively) than buyers who never served in the military (10 miles). Among the biggest factors influencing neighborhood choice,...
July 1, 2016

Story idea: Real Estate Profession Experiencing Shifts in Demographics

As with any profession, REALTORS®, members of the National Association of REALTORS®, are a diverse group; there are members of both sexes, of all generations, and with varying amounts of experience. According to NAR’s 2016 Member Profile, however, there...

Infographic: Home Buyers Going Green

Green and energy-efficient home features are more popular than ever with recent home buyers. Below are a few green real estate-related tidbits from NAR’s Research division to enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day. See more from NAR Research at economistsoutlook.blogs.realtor.org....
March 14, 2016