Major news outlets have been talking about the Obama Administration possibly requesting $943 million from the U.S. Treasury this year to shore up the finances of the Federal Housing Administration. But whether the 80-year-old agency will actually need the cash infusion is far from clear.
Since Member Value Plus (MVP) launched in April 2012, tens of thousands of NAR members have taken action and earned nearly $756,000 in value. You can find out how many of your members are taking advantage of the program, which provides rewards for taking specified actions, by e-mailing Colleen Doyle or calling 312-329-3287.
NAR has created an issue brief on appraisal independence. Access and download the brief to share with your members to help keep them on top of what they can and can't do when it comes to interacting with appraisers. For more information, contact Sarah Young at 202-383-1233.
Your members can learn about cutting-edge real estate technologies at NAR Tech Edge, a one-day technology conference that NAR will host in Fairfax, Va., on April 12; Bullhead City, Ariz., on April 19; San Francisco on July 24; Boca Raton, Fla., on August 7; Columbus, Ohio on September 7; Parsippany, N.J., on September 23; Chicago on October 9; and Springfield, Mass., on October 18.
The 2013 Leadership Summit for you and your president-elect will be at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Towers, August 26-27. Join NAR President-Elect Steve Brown as he shares his agenda for the year ahead. A welcome reception is planned for the evening of Sunday, August 25. The program is all day Monday and on Tuesday until Noon. NAR building tours will be conducted on Tuesday at the conclusion of the summit until 4 p.m. Online registration opens Wednesday June 5, at Noon, Central Time.
To really make networking your solution to spotty earnings, you need to think outside the business card box.
President Obama calls for an itemized deductions value cap, including mortgage-interest and property-tax deductions, in his 2014 federal budget request.
With shrinking inventories and more competition, buyers are finding they have less negotiating power in today's market. Here's how to help overcome that.
Home buyers are adopting "house stalking" strategies to try to land the residence they want, and they're asking for real estate agents' help.
The number of homes for sale on the market increased in March, as more home owners take notice of rising prices.