News Releases

Please note the links below go to the website of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Second Century Ventures Brings Cloud Computing to Realtors®

The National Association of Realtors®' venture capital fund Second Century Ventures has become a strategic investor in Symform, a revolutionary, distributed cloud backup service. This relationship will give Realtors® access to electronic data management resources they can use to organize and protect the information of home buyers, sellers and investors in the real estate transaction.

NAR Statement on the Qualified Mortgage Rule

The National Association of Realtors® applauds the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for creating a broadly defined Qualified Mortgage rule that establishes strong consumer protections while ensuring continued access to safe, affordable mortgage credit.

REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2013 Volunteering Works Program

The Good Neighbor Society is seeking applications from Realtors® who work on small-scale charitable efforts that have potential for growth. Five Volunteering Works applicants will be selected to receive a year of one-on-one mentoring from a member of the Good Neighbor Society and a $1,000 grant as seed money to help implement improvements to their community program.

Housing Affordability Index to Set Annual Record for 2012

With 11 months of data reported, 2012 will clearly go down as a record year for favorable housing affordability conditions, and a great year for buyers who could get a mortgage, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

November Pending Home Sales Rise Again

Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years, according to the National Association of Realtors®.