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WSGVAR Holiday Closure: Monday 1/21/2019

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019

WSGVAR office will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The office will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 9 a.m.

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Homeownership Part of “American Dream”; Housing Costs Deterrent for Non-Owners

Published Monday, January 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (January 14, 2019) – Homeowners and non-homeowners both strongly consider homeownership part of the American Dream.

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REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2019 Volunteering Works Program

Published Thursday, January 10, 2019

WASHINGTON (January 10, 2019) – According to the National Association of Realtors®' Community Aid and Real Estate report, nearly 70 percent of Realtors® volunteer in their community each month. 

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Chinese buyers expand their reach in the US housing market as the middle class gets in on the act

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Chinese consumers may have soured on some American products, like iPhones, but they have only sweetened on U.S. residential real estate.

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What a Government Shutdown Means for REALTORS®

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2019

As of midnight on December 21, 2018, the President and Congress were unable to agree on the provisions of a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government. As a result, a partial shutdown of some government operations has occurred.

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Homeowners Love Their D.I.Y. Remodels, Says Realtor® Survey

Published Thursday, January 3, 2019

WASHINGTON (January 3, 2019) – Homeowners looking to add personality and individuality to their home are more likely to undertake a do it yourself remodel than hire a professional, according to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2019 Remodeling Impact Report: DIY.

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NAR Helps Secure FEMA Reversal On New Flood Policies During Shutdown

Published Friday, December 28, 2018

WASHINGTON (December 28, 2018) – In a critical win for home sales while the partial shutdown of the federal government is ongoing, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will issue and renew flood insurance policies, reversing an unexpected and controversial ruling the agency released earlier this week.

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Breaking News: Flood Insurance Extended Until May 31

Published Friday, December 21, 2018

Congress late today passed an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program until May 31, avoiding a lapse that would have begun at midnight tonight. The President is expected to sign the bill. 

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