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Realtors(R) Applaud Confirmation of Castro as HUD Secretary

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/14 -- The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown:

"The National Association of Realtors® commends the U.S. Senate today for approving the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

"Mayor Castro's vision for strong communities and affordable housing is the right fit for HUD, which has helped make the dream of homeownership a reality for millions of Americans. We are encouraged by his record of achievements to revitalize the city center in San Antonio and his commitment to public engagement and collaboration.

"We look forward to working with Mayor Castro as he transitions into his new role as HUD secretary."

The National Association of Realtors®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

Information about NAR is available at www.realtor.org. This and other news releases are posted in the "News, Blogs and Video" tab on the website.

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