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Payday for Borrowers After Foreclosure?

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 00:00

In Phoenix, rising home values have enabled lenders to sell foreclosed homes for more than what the home owners owed on their mortgages. The...

Rebound in Market for Suburban Office Space

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 00:00

Since the beginning of 2012, suburban markets have accounted for 87 percent of office demand. That follows vacancy rates in some areas of the...

Emeritus Status to Require National Service

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 00:00

NAR’s Board of Directors passed an amendment Monday during its meeting in San Francisco requiring one year of service on a national...

Properties' Energy Rights Become Concern for Lenders

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 00:00

Banks are backing away from issuing mortgages on properties where oil or gas rights have been sold to energy companies.

Jumbo Mortgages Get Cheaper Than Other Mortgages

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 00:00

Are wealthy home buyers landing cheaper mortgages than everyone else?

Report: Gov't Shutdown Proved Costly to Taxpayers

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 00:00

The two-week government shutdown in October that furloughed government employees has been blamed on putting the economy -- including the housing...

NAR Headquarters Talk Premature

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 00:00

NAR says any talk of the future is "extremely premature."

Loan Demand Softening This Month

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 00:00

For the second week, loan demand for home purchases and refinancings has fallen, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports. 

Agent Aids Police in Drug Bust at Open House

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 00:00

A Wichita real estate agent helped police arrest a man who was allegedly raiding medicine cabinets during open houses in the area.

Fake Online Reviews Become Growing Problem

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 00:00

Many companies are finding themselves up against a rising number of fake online reviews. 

Gender Identity Added to Code of Ethics

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS®' board of directors voted Monday to amend the Code of Ethics to include gender identity among its...

Don’t Let Clients Miss a Big 1031 Exchange Opportunity

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:00

Before the property investment deal is sealed, ask your clients one important question: Do you know if you’ll owe taxes on the sale of your...

Agent, Appraiser: How Much Can We Talk?

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:00

One big misunderstanding between real estate agents and appraisers centers on how, when, and what they can communicate about the valuation process...

Mitigation Can Soften Flood Insurance Hikes

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:00

Federal officials and private-sector experts say certain increases in insurance rates can be reduced by taking steps to lower flood risk.

New NAR Strategy to Target Member Needs

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:00

The association is looking for ways to use member data to create individualized marketing campaigns aimed directly at members' needs and...

3 Ways to Show Former Clients Your Appreciation

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:00

How are you going to differentiate yourself in 2014 to get more leads?

Commissioners Come Together in Support of FHA

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:00

Lawmakers in Congress who are raising alarms about the FHA needing a bailout and supporting legislation to change the way the agency does business...

Uneven Recovery Causes Commercial Frustrations

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 00:00

Commercial practitioners are right to be frustrated, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

Secrets to Rocking Online Reviews

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 00:00

Managing your social media streams effectively is essential to managing your professional reputation.

NAR: Price Gains, Not Sales, to Drive Housing Growth

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00

Continuing tight underwriting by lenders, low inventories, and rising interest rates are holding back growth in sales volume, says NAR's chief...