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Association Staff Across the Commonwealth Receive At Home With Diversity Certification

By: Kim Shindle on September 27th, 2021 in Association News PAR recently hosted the At Home With Diversity certification training from the National Association of Realtors® for staff members of state and local associations. Fifty-three staff members from 15 associations achieved the AHWD certification.… Read more

How Student Loan Debt Is Impacting Buyers

By: Kelly Leighton on September 24th, 2021 in Industry News Student loan debt has been impacting people, specifically millennials and now Generation Z, for years, affecting their plans to become homeowners. A recent report from NAR, The Impact of Student Loan Debt, explores… Read more

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the REALTOR® Trademarks

How much do you know about the REALTOR® trademarks and how to use them correctly? Here are five key facts. 1. REALTOR® = Member of NAR A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®.… Read more

Real Estate Continuing Education Livestream Learning Waiver Update

By: Sherri Martin on August 6th, 2021 in Industry News The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs sent out a notice to all professional licensees regarding waivers of certain regulations on Aug. 5. Real estate licensees currently are able to complete continuing… Read more

The Deal Went South – What Do We Do Before Selling to Buyer No. 2?

James L. Goldsmith, Esquire  A transaction can collapse for any number of reasons.  Getting a release is ideal because it makes clear that the transaction is over.  Dead.  Done. A release represents a resolution and it’s not… Read more

FEMA Updates Risk Rating for National Flood Insurance Program

By: Kim Shindle on July 20th, 2021 in Industry News A new rating system for flood insurance was recently reviewed during a webinar by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. Risk Rating 2.0 was designed by FEMA to modernize the National Flood… Read more

Oppler Op-ed: Compensation Model, MLS Are Pro-Consumer

By: Charlie Oppler Published in RISMedia As a small business owner and president of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), I want to set the record straight on misconceptions by some about the real estate industry. Commissions for real… Read more

Housing Affordability Continues to Remain a Challenge for Many Buyers

By: Kelly Leighton on July 7th, 2021 in Industry News For the second quarter of 2021, median home prices of single-family homes are less affordable than historic averages in nearly two-thirds (61%) of counties in the U.S. This is an increase of… Read more