Fair Housing Month this year will also be a time to celebrate the legacy of Arthur Leitch, the NAR president who united the industry behind the concept of equal housing opportunity. Leitch passed away in July 2001 at the age of 90.
Seven individuals and groups will be celebrated in October for their role in helping more minorities become homeowners. The first national HOPE Awards will be presented Oct. 10 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
Sandra Baldwin, Coldwell Banker’s top producer in Arizona for the last 12 years, will oversee the gargantuan effort involved in mounting the 2002 winter Olympics in Salt Lake City as the U.S. Olympic Committee’s chair and president for the 2000–2004 quadrennium.
Land-use restrictions don’t have to be as dramatic as the urban growth boundary in Portland, Ore., for home prices to spike upward, research shows. Consider these factoids from Smart Growth: A Resource for REALTORS®, published in late 2000 by NAR.
When you think of this country’s most successful minority populations, you often think of Asian Americans. But this perception is making it difficult for many in the exploding Asian Pacific American population to get the housing and community development assistance they need, an Urban Institute report says.
NAR’s public awareness campaign showcases the theme “You’ve got a life; we let you live it.” The campaign is in its third year on TV and its first year on radio in all the major and key secondary media markets.