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Blog: Building Hope

November 16, 2012: 

2012 marked the 12th year members of NAR have participated in a Habitat for Humanity build during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

¿Hablas 'Hispanic Consumers'?

November 16, 2012: 

Inclusion of extended family members and a culture of loyalty characterize Hispanic consumers who emigrate to the United States. Learn more about this group and how to work with them.

Sandy Delays Foreclosure 'Flood'

November 16, 2012: 

Foreclosure moratoriums placed in areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy may ultimately wind up prolonging the housing recovery and making the foreclosure problem even worse in these areas.

Agent Bonuses Offered on Freddie Mac REO Sales

November 16, 2012: 

Freddie Mac's HomeSteps program is offering $1,000 bonuses to real estate agents as it tries to unload some of its REO inventory.

Established Households Dominate Market

November 15, 2012: 

NAR's 2012 Home Buyer and Home Seller Survey shows a strengthening in the older, married, higher-income, move-up buyer market. Read more to find out why.

Good Neighbor Society Expands Its Ranks

November 15, 2012: 

The 2012 Good Neighbor Award winners were inducted into the Good Neighbor Society along with one surprise honorary member.

FEMA May Seek Flood Insurance Bailout

November 15, 2012: 

Losses from Hurricane Sandy are expected to be between $6 billion and $12 billion, more than FEMA's current borrowing capacity of $2.9 billion.

Top 10 Cities for Best Air Quality

November 15, 2012: 

Can home owners breathe easier in your city? See if your area made the list and whether you have something else to promote about your community.

Report: Lending Still Tight for Home Buyers

November 15, 2012: 

The housing market has made strides toward recovery but will be constrained until lenders loosen up a bit, according to a new report.

Will the FHA Need a Bailout?

November 15, 2012: 

The FHA is expected to announce later this week that it has run through its reserves due to a rise in mortgage delinquencies and that it needs taxpayers help to stay afloat, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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