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U.S. House passes Equality Act to prohibit discrimination
U.S. House passes Equality Act to prohibit discrimination

The House of Representatives has approved the Equality Act, which establishes legal safeguards to prevent discrimination in housing based on sexual orientation.

Pending home sales hit record high in January
Pending home sales hit record high in January

The all-time high for January comes as limited supply cut pending transactions on a monthly basis, the association said.

NAR finds fewer Black Americans own homes than other groups
NAR finds fewer Black Americans own homes than other groups

NAR put together its “Snapshot of Race and Home Buying in America” report to study the hurdles that persistently block minorities from owning homes.

RPAC is always asking for money. Where do those dollars go?
RPAC is always asking for money. Where do those dollars go?

As the political fundraising arm of the National Association of Realtors, RPAC solicits voluntary contributions from Realtors — more than $5 million during the 2018 election cycle. It uses those funds to help elect candidates across the political landscape who understand and support real estate interests — at all levels of government.

See every National Association of Realtors political contribution since 2018
See every National Association of Realtors political contribution since 2018

See the list of NAR’s 2018 and 2020 political contributions.

Affordable Housing: Continuing the Conversation
Affordable Housing: Continuing the Conversation

“As stewards of the home ownership dream, we need to advocate for more seats at the home ownership table, and we’ll do that through creative solutions that enhance education and bolster funding.” — Cynthia Lippert, President, Atlanta Realtors Association

Atlanta market stays hot with sales up 10%
Atlanta market stays hot with sales up 10%

Atlanta Realtors recommends securing financing in advance of the home search process “as many properties are receiving multiple offers and do not remain on the market for very long.”

Remote workers could continue to drive the post-pandemic market
Remote workers could continue to drive the post-pandemic market

A new report from Homes.com shows that prospective homebuyers are still waiting to see if they will work from home permanently.

Magnolia Residential and t-Olive Properties take top honors with OBIE Awards
Magnolia Residential and t-Olive Properties take top honors with OBIE Awards

Magnolia Residential and t-Olive Properties are enjoying their moment in the sun, winning in multiple categories in the 2020 OBIE Awards, held by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.

How to close 50 deals in a year
How to close 50 deals in a year

Coach Ella Blaine, who is a real estate coach and founder of Real Estate Ladies Rock FB group, offered tips on how to achieve the goal of closing 50 deals annually and go even further in her webinar at the 2020 Realtors Conference and Expo.

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