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REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo

February 13, 2014: 

The Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo has been renamed the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo. Learn more about this important change.

What We're Reading (Apr. 13 to Apr. 18)

February 13, 2014: 

1 London house = 4 Chicago houses, the real estate potential in Google Glass, and the home-selling powers of St. Joseph.

Remarks on Housing from Janet Yellen, New Federal Reserve Chairman

February 12, 2014: 

Janet Yellen, the new Federal Reserve chairman, says that in spite of rising mortgage rates, housing has “good fundamentals” and is expected to continue to improve.

Save on NAR Professionalism Brochure Through March

February 11, 2014: 

The brochure “A Pathway to Professionalism: Respect Starts Here” sold in packs of 100, is available at a special price of $29.99 (regularly $39.99) through March 31.

Fannie Mae Boosts Multifamily Housing Sector

February 11, 2014: 

Fannie Mae pumped nearly $30 billion into the multifamily housing sector last year by cooperating with lenders to finance 507,000 units of housing within the niche.

JPMorgan to Pay $614M for Faulty FHA, VA Loans

February 11, 2014: 

The Department of Justice is accusing lending giant JPMorgan Chase of approving thousands of loans for the Federal Housing Administration and Veterans Affairs that should not have been eligible for federal insurance.

Wells Fargo Lowers Credit Requirements for FHA Loans

February 11, 2014: 

The bank has announced that it has dropped its minimum credit score for FHA loans from 640 to 600.

9 States With Lowest Foreclosure Inventories

February 11, 2014: 

The foreclosure picture is improving across the country, particularly in these states with foreclosure inventories below 0.7 percent.

NAHB: Housing Recovery Threatened by Flat Wages

February 11, 2014: 

“A significant amount of pent-up housing demand exists, but for it to be unlocked more rapidly, additional gains in wages must be realized,” NAHB economists write.

Philadelphia REALTORS® Show Brotherly Love

February 11, 2014: 

The Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS® worked on a proposal for a land bank, which brings in a single entity to handle the sale of the city’s 50,000 vacant properties.