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Appraisals Remain Big Hurdle, Agents Say

October 16, 2012: 

Problems with low appraisals are causing more real estate professionals to include appraisal contingencies in their sales contracts.

Appraisals: Getting it Right

October 15, 2012: 

NAR 2012 Vice President Gary Thomas discusses how appraisals have been affecting the home buying process, and talks about NAR's advocacy for changes that will solve the problems that have been occurring.

Apps and Web Site Recommendations for Association Executives

October 15, 2012: 

Here is a list of iPhone, iPad, and cloud-based apps, as well as Web sites, to help association executives working with YPN be more effecient in their jobs.

Roofs Matter: Don't Underrate What's Above

October 15, 2012: 

The top of the house shouldn't be at the bottom of your list of things to be aware of. Learn about the pros and cons of different kinds of roofs.

ACLU: Morgan Stanley Liable for Discriminatory Subprime Loans

October 15, 2012: 

The American Civil Liberties Union announced it would be filing a lawsuit Monday against the investment bank, alleging discrimination in the way the bank packaged subprime mortgage loans into securities.

8 Ways to Make Small Rooms Feel Larger

October 15, 2012: 

When selling a home, you don't want buyers to step foot in a room and suddenly feel cramped. What can you do to open up some of the tight spaces in your listings?

Foreclosure 'Boomerang' Home Buyers Return

October 15, 2012: 

Families who had once lost their home to foreclosure following the housing crash are now re-emerging and looking to buy again.

Workforce Housing Experts to REALTORS®: Uncle Sam Needs You

October 15, 2012: 

Every meeting room, hall, and ballroom at the National Association of REALTORS® Workforce Housing Forum echoed the call to real estate professionals: We need your voice.

Reforming the Secondary Mortgage Market

October 12, 2012: 

How do we sustain the housing recovery? NAR 2012 President Elect Gary Thomas explains in his latest blog post.

Unravel the Mysteries of International Real Estate

October 12, 2012: 

What's the difference between a resident alien and a non-resident alien? Do foreign nationals need a social security card to purchase property in the U.S? How many decades has it been since the last time it rained in Lima, Peru? Get these answers and more from a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) class.