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2017 Housing Pulse Survey

84 percent of Americans think that buying a home is a good financial decision, yet six in 10 worry about the rising costs of homes and renting. NAR’s twelfth Housing Pulse Survey shows most Americans believe that homeownership helps create safe, secure, and stable environments. Read about these and other survey results from the 2017 Housing Pulse Survey. Don't forget to download and share the infographic.

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Advocacy Everywhere

NAR's new advocacy initiative will expand our influence on public policy at the local, state and federal levels and increase REALTOR® and consumer participation in calls for action. This requires big changes in the technology we use for our calls for action and website, while providing new and innovative opportunities to use online advocacy tools strategically and enhance your grassroots lobbying efforts at all levels of government.

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Giving Legislators the Big Picture: Record-Breaking Attendance at Connecticut REALTOR® Rally

The Connecticut REALTORS® wanted to engage more members in legislative advocacy, and send a message to state legislators that they needed a more business-friendly Connecticut to sell in. So they threw a lively rally, complete with free food trucks, right in the shadow of the state capitol building.  The legislators came to them!

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Small Connecticut Boards Make Big Impact with Placemaking Grants

The 650-member Greater Fairfield Board of REALTORS® created an inviting 'pocket park' on an unused downtown corner. The 156-member Newtown Board of REALTORS® helped establish an attractive and productive 'Fruit Trail' of flowering trees and perennials along a recreational path. Both projects, made possible by the REALTOR® Party’s Placemaking Grants, have enhanced the towns and heightened the profile of the REALTORS®. MORE>

North Bay Association Tackles Rent Control Ordinance in Santa Rosa, California

When Santa Rosa, CA, recently attempted to pass rent control and just cause eviction legislation, the North Bay Association of REALTORS® used an Issues Mobilization Grant to protect the rights of property owners—and to encourage government to meet the demand for affordable housing.MORE>