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Basel, QM and QRM: Could New Rules Derail the Housing Recovery?

The pending rulemakings for the Qualified Mortgage (QM) and Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) rules mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act and the Federal Reserve’s recently proposed Basel III international capital standards have the potential to severely restrict already tight credit and ...


Milwaukee Area Residents Rally to Support Homeownership

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—With the Nov. 6 elections just one month out, local residents participated in a Rally for Homeownership in Milwaukee to tell the candidates that homeownership is important to America’s families, communities and economy and must remain a national priority. ...


Metrolist Partners with RISMedia in Offering “Pop-a-Note” Conversational Marketing System to Its Membership

Metrolist, the largest MLS in Colorado, announces that it has partnered with RISMedia, the real estate industry’s leading source for industry news and information, in supporting and offering the media company’s widely popular, lead-generating “Pop-a-Note” conversational marketing platform to its membership via Metrolist Marketplace. ...


States That Lost the Most Are Gaining the Most

States that suffered the greatest number of foreclosures, until recently largely hotbeds for discounted foreclosures and short sales, are leading the nation in price gains. ...


Calcagni Associates Real Estate Named a “Top Workplace” for Second Year in a Row

Calcagni Associates, one of New Haven County’s leading independent real estate companies, announced recently that it was named as a Top Workplace in Connecticut for the second year in a row. Each year Workplace Dynamics, a Pennsylvania-based human resources company that consults with leading newspapers around the nation, seeks nominations ...


Stop Being a Fraud: Embracing Your Individuality Leads to Greater Success

I wrote an article last week titled, “Family First?” that got a lot of response from many of you on my facebook page, because it hit a nerve with a lot of you and your commitment to your personal lives and ...


MVP: Earn Apple Gift Card and eBrochures

NAR PULSE—Thanks to the MVP Program, register for NAR’s Green Designation Three-Course Bundle at REALTOR® University by October 15, and earn two great rewards. While supplies last, registrants will receive a $35 Apple Gift Card, and all registrants will receive the Seller's Brochure Bundle Download which features 2 eProducts--the Getting ...


Housing Recovery Is in Congress’ Hands

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through September 2012 which showed far more markets improving than declining. The HDI Market Report uses a broad array of public and proprietary data sources providing the ...


The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Politics Aside: The Bipartisan Effort to Promote Homeownership No Matter Who is Elected in November

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Rei Mesa, NAR’s Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Rand on Real Estate: The Institutionalization of the U.S. Housing Market

Over the past year it has been reported that several private equity companies, hedge funds and private REITS have turned their attention to the single family home market. This is the first time capital sources like this have taken such a keen interest in our marketplace, and it presents great ...


NAR Will Work Magic for You at the Annual Expo

As a broker, you work magic every day. You and I know that the way you successfully juggle your responsibilities may look like supernatural powers—but a lot of it is built on the solid foundation of your skills, education and knowledge, much of which NAR offers brokers like you 24/7. ...


17 Percent of Homeowners Undervalue Their Home

About one out of eight, or 17 percent, of homeowners with a mortgage believes their home is worth less than the amount they owe, when in fact the opposite is true. This suggests that large numbers of owners are undervaluing ...


Freddie Mac Wins Dismissal of Federal Securities Lawsuit

Freddie Mac recently announced the dismissal of a putative class action lawsuit filed against the company in federal court in August 2008 alleging securities fraud. ...


Hot Property: Is Malibu Turning into the Larry Ellison Beach Club?

(MCT)—The membership roll in Malibu’s unofficial Billionaire’s Beach club is shrinking. Former Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Terry Semel and his wife, Jane, have sold their spot to Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison, who already has eight other houses along Carbon Beach. ...


Change Can Ensure You Survive and Thrive in Today’s New Normal

Replacing bricks and mortar with virtual space is no longer a new concept. It’s a tactic born during the recent downturn because it simply made economic sense. But it’s a strategy today that is gaining favor for a variety of ...


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