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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...

Train for Service and the Law Will Be on Your Side

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00

Brokers need to develop clear protocols for agents to reduce liability.

Transitional Land Deals Stage Comeback

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00

How to zero in on deals for parcels in transition from commercial to residential uses.

Consumers Respond Favorably to NAR Ads

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00

In a recent survey, 84 percent of consumers said NAR’s advertising makes them feel more positive about home ownership and more confident...

Where to Find the Best Leads in Real Estate

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00

A new survey reveals that traditional sources tend to provide more valuable leads than online sources. 

Online Bids to Boost Relief Foundation Coffers

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00

The REALTORS® Relief Foundation, which provides emergency assistance to victims of major wildfires, tornadoes, floods, and hurricanes, is...

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