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FHA: Unsung Hero of the Recovery

March 1, 2013: 

NAR President Gary Thomas made a strong case for careful action by Congress as it decides what, if anything, it should do about the FHA.

Homes in Foreclosure Process Decline in January

March 1, 2013: 

The number of U.S. homes in the foreclosure pipeline contracted in January, marking the 15th straight month of annual declines.

HOAs Use Short Sales to Recoup Unpaid Dues

March 1, 2013: 

More homeowner associations are putting the brakes on foreclosure auctions of delinquent home owners and encouraging short sales instead.

More Struggling Home Owners Opt for Short Sales

March 1, 2013: 

Short sales surged in 2012 to a level that was nearly triple the amount of foreclosures.

Economist Makes Bold Statement on Home Prices

March 1, 2013: 

Home values could surge 35 percent without stretching housing affordability, says a vice president with LPS Applied Analytics.

REALTORS®: FHA Plays Vital Role for Home Owners

February 28, 2013: 

"FHA helped fill the void over the past five years after private lending fled the market by providing safe, affordable access to mortgage credit to millions of Americans," NAR President Gary Thomas said in testimony before Congress.

Minn. Weighs Greater Radon Disclosure in Home Sales

February 28, 2013: 

Minnesota has some of the nation's highest indoor levels of radon, and state health officials are proposing that home buyers get greater warnings about the deadly gas.

Foreclosures Spark Crime, Report Says

February 28, 2013: 

As few as three foreclosures on a block can lead to more crime in a neighborhood, according to a new report.

Buyers Camp Out to Try to Snag New Homes

February 28, 2013: 

A buyer rush is brewing in Huntington Beach, Calif. Dozens of home buyers are camping out in tents to be among the first in line to snag a home in a new development opening up.

A Crash Course on Insulation for Consumers

February 28, 2013: 

With the right insulation, home owners can make homes warmer, cooler, and more comfortable. Educate buyers and sellers on the value of insulation.

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