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Demand Side Effects on Housing Prices: Each immigrant adds 11.6 cents to housing value in the county where they reside In 2012, 40 million immigrants added roughly $3.7 trillion to U.S. housing wealth...

A Scary Adventure

How many REALTORS® does it take…. ….to break a Congressional elevator? About this many. And why were the rest of them smiling? Don’t they know this is my worst nightmare? Ten minutes trapped feels like ten hours, in case...

State President-Elect Breakfast and Networking

The upside of 7am meetings all week? Getting to meet new colleagues and take selfies! Great meeting you Leon!...

Homeownership Matters…and Opportunity is Essential

While protecting property rights is at the heart of what we do, we have big hearts in other ways that matter too. The Housing Opportunity Committee monitors, oversees, and measures results of NAR’s housing opportunity programs and initiatives. Moreover,...

Hashtag FunnyNotFunny

Ron Insana, a Senior Analyst and Commentator on CNBC, started off the morning with a thought-provoking conversation at the Legislative and Political Forum. He opened with a joke that VP Pence had just offered his resignation, in light yesterday’s...

Carpe Diem

I write this somewhere in the sky between Dubuque and Chicago. Before I boarded my flight this morning from Portland to DC, I called my mom to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day. The call took on added significance,...