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  • Call for Action

    Summary:

    Urge the Senate to Extend Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Tax Relief

  • House Passes Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Tax Relief

    Summary:

    Last night the United States House of Representatives, extended the income tax exemption on mortgage debt forgiven in a short sale or a workout for principal residences. The bill containing the income tax exemption on forgiven mortgage debt and other expired tax provisions passed by a vote of 378 to 46.

  • Favorite Posts from Conference Live

    Summary:

    It appears that NAR's Annual Conference was a smashing success! As 16,000+ REALTORS head home to digest and share all of the information they were privvy to, those of us holding down the fort were able to witness quite a bit of the action real-time...Here are some of my favorite posts from Conference Live 2014.

  • A few easy questions...DOL Survey

    Summary:

    The Department of Licensing Real Estate Program is asking you to answer a few simple questions to help them create programs to help you in your real estate business.

  • Conference Live 2014

    Summary:

    Just because you're not in New Orleans this week doesn't mean you have to miss out. Follow two of our very own Washington REALTOR members Marianne Bornhoft and Tom Hormel, using Conference Live.

  • Qualified Residential Mortgage Victory!

    Summary:

    Qualified Residential Mortgages will not require lenders to retain 5 percent of the credit risk. This will provide creditworthy buyers with access to safe and affordable loans without heavy down payment requirements.

  • .REALTOR Top Level Domain Launches

    Summary:

    Starting today (10.23.2014), members will be able to go to www.claim.REALTOR .REALTOR domains. The first 500,000 NAR and 10,000 CREA members will be able to claim their first domain FREE for one year.

  • 4 Hot Real Estate Tech Trends

    Summary:

    There are so many hot topics buzzing around the real estate world that it’s easy to get confused. The REAL Trends technology consulting team picked four tech trends that have the potential to impact the real estate industry—agent adoption, integrations, instant gratification and video. We’ll breakdown the trends and help you figure out how to offer easy-to-use and cutting-edge tools and technology that will help your agents and their consumers.

  • Market Statistics

    Summary:

    Housing market statistics as featured in the Autumn Issue of RE Magazine. Provided by Steven O'Connor, Director of Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington:

  • August Home Sales Decrease; Prices Rise

    Summary:

    Sluggishness in the general economy is impacting housing sales. The REAL Trends Housing Market Report for August 2014 shows that housing sales decreased 5.2 percent from the same month a year ago. The annual rate of new and existing home sales for August 2014 was 6.002 million units down from a rate of 6.334 million in August 2013. Housing prices rose an average of 4.1 percent from August 2013, a slight decrease from the previous month. Price increases have now settled to a mid-single digit growth rate for the past four months.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Great Variation In 2019 Cost Of Living

    Summary:

    In real estate markets around the world, one of the many factors affecting supply and demand is the cost of living in that market, and the changing components of living costs—compensation packages, house rentals, schooling costs, recreational costs, etc.

  • Data Standards

    Summary:

    "Data is the new oil." For some, this phrase rings true with data as an extremely valuable resource to be captured and protected. To others, tired of the ad nauseam conversations about data, it may sound like another shiny substance that greases every industry speaker's presentation.

  • Are You In Compliance? L&I Audits Will Reveal All

    Summary:

    Lack of Industrial Insurance coverage could leave firms on the hook for thousands of dollars in back coverage, interest and fines...

  • 2019 Session Ends with Big Wins for Washington REALTORS®

    Summary:

    The 2018 election results meant big changes in the Legislature. We ended a successful 2019 Session protecting our members, protecting their clients, protecting real estate transactions and providing opportunities to increase both commercial and residential real estate transactions...

  • AI-Powered Real Estate

    Summary:

    How artificial intelligence can help REALTORS® work smarter, better, and faster in any market conditions...

  • The Beauty of Hyogo

    Summary:

    The Amagasaki Local Association (Hyogo) is located in eastern part of the prefecture and boarders Osaka. In 2018 Amagasaki was voted as # 1 place to live in the Kansai region by the Mortgage and Lending Association.

  • Consult the Coach - Summer 2019

    Summary:

    Dear Coach: I am a relatively new broker. How do I convince clients that even though I am a fairly new, that I am perfectly capable of handling the sale of their house?

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