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Distressed or Distraught: The Process of a Real Estate Transaction

October 9, 2012: 

Our collective experience right now of getting to closing is an obstacle course. 2012 Immediate Past President Ron Phipps explains what's going on in his lastest blog post.

Take Action to Preserve Affordable Mortgages

October 8, 2012: 

Unless Congress acts, thousands of families will lose access to safe and affordable mortgages backed by the Rural Housing Service Section 502 Program.

FTC Cracks Down on False 'Green' Claims

October 8, 2012: 

The Federal Trade Commission is trying to put an end to "greenwashing" through its updated Green Guides for marketers, a guide that was finalized this week that aims to prevent companies from claiming false or deceptive claims over the environmental benefits of their products.

Obama, Romney Spar on Mortgage Rules

October 8, 2012: 

Mortgage rules being drafted by federal banking regulators came under the spotlight last night in the first election debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Four Ways to Understand Your Competition

October 8, 2012: 

If you don't have a full and objective assessment of your market's competitive framework, you won't be able to effectively position a property in a manner that will motivate buyers.

Forget Starter Homes! First-Timers Trade Up

October 8, 2012: 

More first-time home shoppers say they want a house they can "grow into" not a home they can quickly grow out of.

Falling Foreclosures Mark Big Step in Recovery

October 8, 2012: 

Foreclosures continue to show signs of dropping across the country.

Is the Apartment Sector Cooling?

October 8, 2012: 

The national vacancy rate fell to 4.6 percent in the third quarter, which is traditionally one of the strongest quarters of the year.

Asking Prices Soar Nationwide

October 8, 2012: 

Asking prices posted their largest year-over-year increase since the beginning of the housing slump, a new report shows.

Brutal Attacks Surface Against Real Estate Agents

October 8, 2012: 

REALTOR® Safety Month may be over, but two news stories last week reminded real estate professionals that dangers lurk.