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Update Member Guide Info, Get Rewarded

September 29, 2012: 

AEs that update their association information through NAR's Member Guide by Oct. 31 get rewarded with a free 2012 NAR Member Profile download.

Nevada HOAs Challenged in False Claims Lawsuit

September 28, 2012: 

The ongoing controversy of fraudulent practices, excessive assessments, and egregious collection costs of HOA fees on Las Vegas home owners has reached national attention as two local attorneys have filed a federal lawsuit against hundreds of Nevada HOAs and collection agencies.

Home Builder Lennar Quadruples Earnings

September 28, 2012: 

The Miami-based home builder is reporting a surge in new orders from first-time and first move-up home buyers.

8 Perfect Housewarming Books

September 27, 2012: 

Consider these books—paired with some hard-to-shop-for personality types—as a jumping-off point for finding the perfect literary closing gift for your clients.

Rural Areas to Stay Rural — for Now

September 27, 2012: 

Communities that have outgrown a 38-year-old definition of "rural" will continue to be eligible for mortgage assistance while the federal Rural Housing Service transitions to a new way of tracking population and income changes.

Fiserv: Home Prices Still Have a Long Way to Climb

September 27, 2012: 

Despite recent progress, home prices still have a long way to go to return to the peaks they reached during the housing boom, the analytics firm Fiserv reports.

SBA Raises Revenue Standards for Real Estate

September 27, 2012: 

The U.S. Small Business Administration will be increasing revenue standards for several categories within the real estate industry.

New-Home Prices Soar to 5-Year High

September 27, 2012: 

As inventory remains at record lows, prices of new homes jumped a record-breaking 11.2 percent in August, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday.

Voting Obstacles for Foreclosed Home Owners

September 26, 2012: 

A new report from the Fair Elections Legal Network details the challenges that foreclosed borrowers face when determining where to vote in the upcoming election.

The More Underwater, the Higher the Risk of Default

September 26, 2012: 

"As negative equity increases, we see corresponding increases in the number of new problem loans," Lender Processing Services reports.