The News You Missed in Boston

November 4, 2018

Conferencegoers at NAR annual

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Big events are happening both in the country and your association. All eyes will be on the midterm election Tuesday, and leaders of the National Association of REALTORS® helped members brace for the potential impact at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Boston. Catch up on the newsmakers and headlines you missed at the conference.

NAR 360

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NAR: Midterm Results Won’t Change Your Path Forward

Regardless of which political party fares better at the polls Tuesday, REALTORS® will remain a leading force on Capitol Hill and across the country. Find out what your leaders have to say about how the midterm elections will affect the real estate industry.


NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall

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Elizabeth Mendenhall’s Emotional Parting Words

NAR’s outgoing president leaves REALTORS® with a final inspiring message before her term comes to an end. The three pillars that make the difference between a REALTOR® and an ordinary real estate agent, she says, are strength, discipline, and courage.


Lawrence Yun

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Yun’s Real Estate Forecast: Stable Growth, No Housing Bubble

The economy remains strong, and housing will continue to see stable growth. However, homebuilders must add enough inventory to keep pace with increasing demand, or the buoyancy of the market may begin to sink, NAR’s chief economist says.


FEMA agreement

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FEMA: Property Owners Aren’t Prepared For Disaster

REALTORS® have the best opportunity to teach homeowners about the necessity of being properly insured, agency officials say. To that end, FEMA and NAR have signed a new agreement aimed at educating consumers about preparing themselves for a natural disaster.


Flooding

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With Flood Insurance Expiring Soon, REALTORS® Get to Work

NAR will be focusing in the next few weeks on the reauthorization of the NFIP, which expires Nov. 30. Federal flood insurance is critical for home sales throughout the United States, but long-term reauthorization faces hurdles because the program is losing money.