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  • 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.

  • Getting in Front of the Inevitable

    Summary:

    Structural Change - Anticipate changes to the way “things have always been” to keep your business running smoothly.

  • Tsunami of Change

    Summary:

    Trends in the Industry Will Shake Things Up - From predictive farming to succession planning, topics discussed at NAR’s annual meeting proved that big changes are coming to the industry. Here’s a recap:

  • 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.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Recovery From The Housing Recession

    Summary:

    We all hear that the recovery from this one we are now in will be a "V" shaped recovery—a fast downward move followed by a quick, upward movement. We all pray that's what will happen.

  • How Happy are the World's Leading Cities?

    Summary:

    2020 Knight Frank Wealth Report – The popular survey includes a new category this year: City Wellbeing. See how global cities fared.

  • Showing Activity Down 38-45 Percent Due to COVID-19

    Summary:

    The Pandemic's Daily Impact on Buyer Traffic is Being Felt on Both the National and State/Province Levels, Though "Virtual" Showings are Being Scheduled Through ShowingTime's Systems

  • Win The Race to be Top of Mind

    Summary:

    There's a better way to generate business than buying leads. There are two parts to the real estate sales business. Part one is Doing the Business—listing, selling, and closing. Part two is Generating the Business—this is where many sales associates struggle and is a primary reason they're spending billions of dollars annually buying leads. There is a better way.

  • Housing Impact and Changing Practices

    Summary:

    COVID-19 is sweeping the nation. Things are changing rapidly, and there's no doubt the real estate market will be impacted, as will current practices. Here's what we found.

  • National Firms Have Varied Growth

    Summary:

    High-level thoughts about the year-end numbers of national brokerage firms.

  • Are You Prepared to Make a Shift?

    Summary:

    Make no mistake, we're in a shift. It's a different one than we've ever seen before. Its cause in and of itself warrants caution. The health challenge is very real. It must be respected, and we must take all necessary actions to keep each other safe.

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