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Home History: A Pink and Yellow Cabin

[caption id="attachment_90151" align="alignleft" width="176"] A 1974 photo of the pink and yellow cabin on Turtle Lake, Wisc.[/caption] ...


National Association of REALTORS® Announces Major National Advertising Campaign

As a new generation of homebuyers enters into recovering real estate markets across the country, the National Association of REALTORS® today announced the launch of a major national advertising campaign in conjunction with realtor.com®, as well as a comprehensive public relations effort, ...


FHA Lenders Tighten Standards

A new report from two Federal Reserve economists says lenders have been applying strict underwriting conditions to keep borrowers who can’t afford a large down payment out of the Federally guaranteed program that is designed to make it possible first time and ...


Signs of Recovery in New-Home Sales

As families try to get their moves completed before the coming school year, some of them will choose the benefits of buying a new home. That’s good news because it underscores the slow but steady gains being made in this crucial part ...


June Housing Scorecard: New- and Existing-Home Sales Up

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the June editionof the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The latest data show progress among key indicators, including growing equity and a rebound in ...


Renewable Energy in New Homes

A rising number of new homes include renewable energy features, a trend that is apparent in both single-family and multifamily construction. ...


6 Months of Qualified Mortgages

Six months ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) began its implementation of the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). The short-term results were largely predictable with most lenders availing themselves ...


Who’s the Boss?

Living in both the real estate brokerage and technology worlds, I have seen firsthand the frustrations that brokers and the folks they buy real estate technology from experience when it comes to the lack of agent adoption. ...


Three-Quarters of American Homeowners Have Used a REALTOR®

According to the results of a housing survey released recently by BMO Harris Bank, three-quarters (77 percent) of homeowners have used a real estate agent. However, nearly half (47 percent) of Americans are confident they could sell a home without the help ...


Weighing in on the Value of ABR® Training

Real estate brokers want their agents to succeed. But how can you best support their success? Education is one of the most valuable investments you can make, impacting performance more than you might realize. ...


New Home Prices Released by Metro Area and State

In response to frequent requests from its members, NAHB Economics recently released its estimates of new single-family home prices by state and metro area. The most expensive new single family homes are built and sold in three Northeastern states: Connecticut, Massachusetts and ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Surge, Then Settle

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.03 percent, up five basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate steadily increased last week, spiking to 4.26 percent on Friday before declining to the current ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: ‘First-Time Homebuyers: Where Do They Stand in Today’s Market?’

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms. ...


International Homebuyers Continue to Invest in Profitable U.S. Market

Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the U.S. to purchase properties and make real estate investments. ...


Earn $35 Amazon Gift Card With MVP

NAR PULSE--When you or your agents register for the SRES® Online course by July 15, you can earn a $35 Amazon Gift Card through MVP. The SRES® designation focuses on the 50+ age group, one of the largest consumer markets in ...


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