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Field Guide to Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

November 10, 2011: 

(Updated November 2014)

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program is run by the IRS and allows companies to invest in low-income housing, while receiving 10 years of tax credits. This important program works with state housing finance agencies to administer the program on a state level. Housing credit units are privately owned by developers and are run at a profit. Investigate this complex program by reading the articles below. (A. Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist)

Realtors® Ready to 'Seize the Day' for America's Home Owners

November 10, 2011: 

Realtors® stand ready to protect and defend opportunities for homeownership, and many of them have gathered here at the 2011 REALTORS® Conference & Expo to prepare for the challenges ahead.

National Bus Tour Underscores Importance of Home Ownership Matters

November 10, 2011: 

After travelling through 33 states and visiting more than 50 cities across the country, the National Association of Realtors® Home Ownership Matters Bus arrives in Anaheim, Calif., today for the Realtors® Conference & Expo here this week. The bus will be parked on the floor of the Anaheim Convention Center throughout the conference.

Field Guide to Flood Insurance

November 9, 2011: 

(Updated January 2013)

Do you need flood insurance? Hurricanes and heavy rains can cause floods in flood prone areas, and regular insurance does not cover flood damage. Are you in a flood plain? (K. Janisch, Information Specialist)

Do You Need Flood Insurance?

The Cost of Flooding, (FloodSmart.gov, n.d.).

Field Guide to Fair Housing

November 9, 2011: 

(Updated April 2014)       

Realtors® Frame the Future of Homeownership for Orange County Families

November 9, 2011: 

Realtors® work tirelessly to make sure the American Dream of owning a home is available to everyone who is willing and able to assume the responsibilities of homeownership. That commitment was evident today as hundreds of Realtors® volunteered their time and labor to frame homes that will later be used by Habitat for Humanity of Orange County for local individuals and families.

Field Guide to Effects of Low-Income Housing on Property Values

November 9, 2011: 

The following articles and studies examine the effects of low-income, public, and subsidized housing on the values of surrounding properties, the challenge of NIMBY, and some possible resources people can use to educate community groups and local governments.

November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011: 

In this issue of the Washington Report: NAR Shows Support for HOME Program; VA Funding Fee Update.

November 2011: Real Estate Property Management Basics

November 1, 2011: 

In this 14-minute podcast, IREM member Barbara Holland discusses a course developed by IREM targeted at individuals who are new to property management.

October 31, 2011

October 31, 2011: 

Washing Report from Oct. 31, 2011: FCC Approves Reforms to Boost Broadband Access; NAR Supports Greater Liquidity for Rural Communities; Obama Administration Expands GSE Refi Program.