Real Estate Market Research & Home Sales Statistics For Buyers & Sellers
Home Buyers and Sellers

New $8,000 Tax Credit for Home Buyers Available
Attention potential home buyers! Take advantage of an $8,000 tax credit toward the purchase of a principal residence for first-time buyers on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009. And to make the deal even better, the credit does not require repayment. It's all part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Learn about the new 2009 tax credit and legislation >

Do You Need Help to Refinance or Avoid Foreclosure?
President Obama released details about the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan, designed to help up to 7-9 million families avoid foreclosure by restructuring or refinancing their mortgages. Find out if you qualify.
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NAR Defends the Mortgage Interest Deduction
On February 26, 2009, President Obama released his budget proposal. A small section of the sweeping budget plan has the potential to become a major impediment to a recovery in real estate markets across the nation. NAR is 100% opposed to the provision that modifies the Mortgage Interest Deduction and is prepared to use its formidable array of resources against its enactment.

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How NAR Represents Consumers’ Interests
From educating consumers about the housing market to supporting private property rights, NAR enables more Americans to achieve and protect the dream of homeownership.
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Why Use a REALTOR®
Smart home sellers realize they need the expertise of a REALTOR® in the sales process. And only REALTORS®, who are members of the National Association of REALTORS®, follow a time-tested Code of Ethics, where other real estate licensees may not.
Learn what the Code of Ethics means for consumers >

More reasons why it’s better to use a REALTOR® >

Help Buying or Selling a Home
Want to educate yourself on the finer points of buying or selling a home? NAR and your local REALTOR® can help.

Feature: Preparing for Homeownership

Guide to Buying vs. Renting >

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NAR Guide to Home Buying

NAR Guide to Home Selling

Listen to Real Estate Talk Radio from NAR
The Real Estate Today radio show provides expert advice on buying and selling, covers topics including remodeling, refinancing, and more; and provides the latest information on the state of the current market.

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The ads highlight the importance of choosing a REALTOR® when buying or selling a home, cover the honesty and integrity REALTORS® bring to the process, and illustrate why it's better to use a REALTOR® than try to sell yourself.

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Guide to Buying vs. Renting
The guide contains statistics and studies on home owners and renters as well as financing options and tips.

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