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In partnership with NAR's Diversity program, Center for REALTOR® Development is please and proud to announce the launch of the At Home With Diversity® (AHWD®) certification's first-ever online course in Spanish. Launch of this course is significant from both a global and national perspective.
Spanish is the third most-widely used language on the planet, preceded by only Mandarin Chinese and Hindi; English is in fourth place. As NAR continues to expand its mission and influence worldwide, having courses readily available in Spanish will help propel... Read More
The United States continues to attract immigrants. By the year 2060, nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population will be foreign-born, a rate even higher than that achieved in the early 1900s. The role of immigrants and their assimilation into U.S. society continues to be the subject of much study and debate. In this presentation, Alex Nowrasteh of the Cato Institute shares his research on the demographics and economic characteristics of the immigrant population, the effect of immigration on housing demand and prices for some metropolitan statistical areas, and their prospects for... Read More
REALTOR® members who have leadership experience at the local and/or state level, but have not yet been actively involved at the national level, should apply to the Leadership Academy. The Academy is focused on developing participants' institutional, industry, and association knowledge. The application process for the Leadership Academy graduating class of 2018 closes March 31, 2017.
In this presentation, Dr. Stroebel presents research on how house price changes occurring within the geographical area of an individual’s social network impact his/her perception of property prices and the decision to purchase real estate. The authors use a data set that links anonymized social network information from Facebook users who lived in Los Angeles in 2010 to individual-level demographic and housing transactions data and survey data about the individual’s beliefs about housing market investments.