The Voice for Real Estate: Home Prices Peak

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Existing-home sales in June are on pace to hit 5.5 million by the end of 2015 and the national median price reached its highest level ever, surpassing the previous peak in 2006. That’s the top story in NAR’s news video, The Voice for Real Estate, for the week of July 27. Other stories look at NAR’s Call for Action against patent trolls, efforts to help home owners avoid fires when they live near wooded areas, and how you can access the webcast on the new closing rules.

The Voice for Real Estate: 1031 Exchanges, Disparate Impact

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NAR releases research showing why proposals in Congress to curb 1031 tax-deferred exchanges would be a bad idea for residential and commercial real estate. That’s a top segment in The Voice for Real Estate for the week of July 13, 2015. Other segments in NAR’s twice-monthly news video look at the U.S. Supreme Court’s disparate impact ruling, which affects the Fair Housing Act, and NAR’s latest pending home sales index, which is at its highest level since 2006.