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  • Realtors® Applaud FAA’s Proposed Rule to Allow Commercial Drone Use for Real Estate

    Summary:

    WASHINGTON (February 15, 2015) - National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Arkansas, issued the following statement about new proposed rules for unmanned aircraft systems issued today by the Federal Aviation Administration:

  • Another Month on the Upswing

    Summary:

    The REAL Trends Housing Market Report for December 2014 shows that housing sales increased 8.7 percent from the same month a year ago. The annual rate of new and existing home sales for December 2014 was 6.395 million units up from a rate of 5.884 million in December 2013.

  • FHA's new premium reduction goes into effect today...

    Summary:

    Today, the FHA’s 50 basis point mortgage insurance premium reduction goes into effect. FHA expects a high volume of case number assignments beginning today, so lenders may experience slower than normal processing times.

  • State Treasurer scheduled to give budget update to hundreds of Realtors

    Summary:

    Washington State Treasurer, Jim McIntire will provide an update on the McCleary decision and his perspective on the budget debate and why it matters to our state’s fiscal health, economy and to the financial markets to a large gathering of the Washington Association of REALTORS®, Thursday, January 22, at the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia.

  • REALTORS Honor Commission...

    Summary:

    The Washington State Housing Finance Commission has been recognized by the Yakima Association of REALTORS® as Partner of the Year.

  • Good News from the Capitol

    Summary:

    The Senate passed H.R. 26, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, by a vote of 93-4 today. This bill passed the House yesterday (by a vote of 416-5), and will now be sent to the President for signature into law.

  • Realtors® Applaud Final Passage of Legislation to Extend Key Real Estate Tax Provisions

    Summary:

    The Senate closed the 113th Congress last night by passing the tax extenders legislation but not extending the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program(TRIA). Below are NAR press releases addressing the tax extenders and TRIA:

  • Updates from the Hill

    Summary:

    Updates from the final days of the 113th Congress. The Senate remains in session to vote....

  • The Importance of Local Content Strategies

    Summary:

    Learn from neighborhood pages and other hyper-local strategies.

  • October Results Surprise on the Upside

    Summary:

    Housing sales and prices increased from a year ago. The REAL Trends Housing Market Report for October 2014 shows that housing sales increased 9.3 percent from the same month a year ago. The annual rate of new and existing home sales for October 2014 was 6.184 million units up from a rate of 5.659 million in October 2013.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • REALTOR® PROfile: Maggie McQueen & Bobbie Chipman

    Summary:

    From Survival to Thriving: How one Broker beat the odds & another gave her a chance to succeed. When Maggie McQueen walked into John L. Scott Real Estate four years ago, she had no idea how taking that step would change her entire life...

  • Lawsuits Against Our Industry: Are We Under Attack?

    Summary:

    Over the past few months, numerous lawsuits have been filed against the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and some of the large national franchisers alleging that they are engaged in a massive conspiracy against housing consumers to maintain a certain commission level and sharing arrangement. Some commentators have said that they believe this is the beginning of the end of the cooperation and compensation structure of the North American brokerage market.

  • When Will It Make A Difference In Brokerage Strategy?

    Summary:

    We reviewed a new dashboard from one of the largest transaction management firms in North America a few weeks back. The current data on the performance of agents and the brokerage was incredible. Even more, it had a forecasting toolset that allowed brokerage firms...

  • U.S. Median Listing Price Hits $300,000

    Summary:

    Based on homes advertised on realtor.com's website, the U.S. median home listing price crossed into uncharted territory in March, increasing 7 percent year-over-year and hitting $300,000 for the first time.

  • Trends In Valuations and Mergers & Acquisitions

    Summary:

    The real estate market is softening, and home sellers who were accustomed to being in a strong negotiating position are seeing their advantage slip away. As go homes sales, so go brokerage sales, said Scott Wright, vice president of REAL Trends at the DealMAKERS conference, a precursor to the annual Gathering of Eagles meeting.

  • Brokerage Valuation: What's Impacting The Value of Your Firm?

    Summary:

    Brokerage Valuation: What's Impacting The Value of Your Firm? What are the key factors to consider when evaluating the value of your brokerages?

  • Global Residential Real Estate Hotspots Around The World

    Summary:

    Global residential hotspots continue to emerge, ranging from new technology centers to areas of significant new developments and those transformed by new, faster transport links.

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