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How to Double Down on Coming Trouble

November 10, 2012: 

Banks may still have a lot of bad commercial loans on their books, but smart real estate professionals shouldn't be shy about capitalizing on them.

Building Hope

November 9, 2012: 

About 100 REALTORS® volunteered their carpentry skills at the Stag Horn Villas, an $8 million, energy-efficient, townhome community in Florida. This is the 12th year NAR members have participated in a Habitat for Humanity build during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

Superstorm Sandy Damaged Office Sector Values

November 8, 2012: 

"I think there's been value erosion downtown," says the CEO of a major commercial investment company about office buildings in Manhattan.

Rising Rents Influence Buy Vs. Rent Decision

November 8, 2012: 

With expectations that rents will keep on rising, more Americans are being tempted by home ownership, a new survey shows.

Agents, Freddie Crack Down on Landlord Fraud

November 8, 2012: 

Freddie Mac's fraud unit is partnering with real estate professionals to try to spot impostor landlords, a growing problem hitting foreclosures, it says.

Another Mortgage Giant Posts Quarterly Profit

November 8, 2012: 

Fannie Mae announced that an improving housing market has helped move the mortgage giant to a third-quarter profit and it will not require any additional taxpayer bailout money. Freddie Mac also reported a profit earlier this week.

Obama Victory Keeps Focus on Rules, Reforms

November 7, 2012: 

REALTOR® Magazine's look at Tuesday's election results from the presidential campaign to the successes of NAR-backed candidates.

Analyst Tackles Sandy's Impact on CMBS Market

November 6, 2012: 

Fitch Ratings is collecting preliminary data so that it can evaluate the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the commercial mortgage-backed securities market.

Extra Touches to Help Sell Homes This Fall

November 6, 2012: 

Homes can look less inviting in the fall and cooler months, but there are easy ways you can evoke that "homey" feel buyers crave.

Canada's Housing Market Headed for a Bust?

November 6, 2012: 

A chill is emerging in the once-booming Canadian housing market.