In its first act of business in the 114th Congress, on Jan. 7 the House passed H.R. 26, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, by a vote of 416-5.
On Jan. 8, 2015, at a speech in Phoenix, AZ attended by NAR President Chris Polychron, President Obama announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) would reduce FHA annual mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) by 50 basis points.
Douglas Trudeau, of Tierra Antigua Realty in Tuscon AZ , received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), a.k.a. drones, to create marketing videos to sell property.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delaying the release of carbon emissions rules for all power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan, and will publish them for new as well as existing plants at the same time mid-summer.
NARs' committees are a great forum for debate and discussion. Find out more about them here.
Frequently asked questions.
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Get organized: Make sure you have all of the relevant personal, property, and business (if applicable) financial statements and tax filings prepared and ready to submit beforehand.
Shop your deal: There are thousands of bank and non-bank mortgage lenders in the marketplace; don’t limit yourself too early. The more options you explore, the more offers you’ll get.
The easiest way to reduce cost – don't use it. Adjusting your energy schedules, even 15 minutes on your building start-up and shutdown, can save thousands of dollars a year.
A kilowatt isn't a kilowatt – Energy prices vary throughout a 24 hour period. Attempt to use energy when demand is low – some utilities even pay you to consume energy at off-peak hours.
You don't have to run a dedicated coworking space to take advantage of the new way people are working. Tons of small businesses, ranging from law firms to design studios to real estate offices, are leveraging empty desks for cash. Utilizing your excess workspace can off set real estate costs in a big way.
Mileage Log: A common misconception is that you have to write down your beginning and ending odometer every time you get in and out of your car for business. An ending odometer at the end of December, which becomes the beginning odometer for the start of the new tax year, is all you need to know to have the total number of miles driven during the year. Your business mileage log only needs three things for each entry: 1) Date 2) Miles driven and 3) Description of the business purpose.