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More Phishing Scams Reported: Here’s What You Can Do
members to help “Support Diana” with a financial donation through a GoFundMe page. NAR warned that the email was not from the association or the REALTOR® Party. NAR says it will never solicit......

Fannie, Freddie’s Holiday Gift: No Foreclosures
Mae and Freddie Mac announced a nationwide suspension of eviction lockouts on foreclosures for the holiday season. The foreclosure moratorium will last from Dec. 17 to Jan. 2, 2019, and applies......

Beware Of Black Sombreros
this year. For certain, the yield curve flattened at 3% keeps new mortgage rates near 5%. Home stats flatten at best, but no great overbuilding disaster lurks around the corner. Further, no excesses......

ULI Advances Placemaking: A Value to Real Estate
real estate experts, on a two-block stretch of Vista Avenue. Note : NAR’s Smart Growth grant was also used in Boise as part of NAR’s Walkable Communities pilot project which included sponsoring......

Property Values By State from 2005-2018
the FHFA expanded data set not seasonally adjusted data. [2] Based on NAR housing affordability index...

Home prices continue climb, but at truncated pace
perception staying at a steady level is a sign of a sturdy housing market," said Banfield. "Some homeowners may not be as aware of home value changes as the professionals who study the real estate......

How Will Wells Fargo Be Affected If Fed's Growth Restrictions Remain In Place For All Of 2019?
mortgage modifications, selling unwanted auto insurance, improperly charging fees for locking in mortgage rates, and adding chargeable add-ons to accounts without the customers’ permission. The......

Affordable Housing: What to Expect in 2019
a great impact on the multifamily industry in general and the affordable housing market in particular. Inna Khidekel, Managing Director, Bridge Capital Markets Group (Image courtesy of Bridge......

Will Camp Fire refugees reenergize Sacramento's home sales market?
The Sacramento home sales market is going into winter hibernation, new data suggest, amid uncertainty over whether that market will reawaken with vigor in spring, or continue the doldrums of......

Oahu home sales slid in November
Oahu's housing market is near the end of what is almost certain to be a year where fewer people bought homes. The Honolulu Board of Realtors has released data for November, and......

Mortgage rates fall for Tuesday
Multiple closely watched mortgage rates slid lower today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both dropped. Meanwhile, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages......

Chicago Hotels Outpacing National Growth in RevPAR, CBRE Says
Professional Journalists . He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national......

Barr and Collins Named Presidents Of Ryan Companies' Newly Formed Geographic Regions
Professional Journalists . He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national......

The pros and cons of paying off your mortgage early
the mortgage interest. And since most people are sitting on relatively low mortgage rates, between 3.5 to 5.5 percent, then that isn’t tough to beat. The average annualized return for the......

14 first-time homebuyer mistakes to avoid
might be cash-strapped in this environment of rising home prices and higher mortgage rates. As a result, it can be harder for them to qualify for a conventional loan and they might assume they......

Builder Rep’s Murder Thrusts Safety Back Into Spotlight
hard way. Read more. 8 Ways to Beef Up Your Safety Knowledge NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Program, which was launched more than a decade ago to educate members about risks on the job, includes......

Mortgage Tips And Tricks From Mat Ishbia, CEO Of United Wholesale Mortgage
him about some tricks that prospective buyers can use to lower their mortgage rates, the future of real estate and what managerial lessons he learned from Tom Izzo, his basketball coach at Michigan......

New Books–December 2018
NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the  Virtual Library eBooks Collection . Members can also borrow up to......

ARM borrowers should consider refinance ahead of Dec. 19 Fed announcement
fourth time this year at the next Fed meeting Dec. 18-19. Fixed mortgage rates are largely unaffected by the Fed’s hikes, which is more influenced by the economy and inflation than short-term......

Is This Spot in the Cycle as Good as it Gets?
economy is robust, wages are going up and people have jobs, the housing market is showing signs of slowing in recent months,” Nelson tells GlobeSt.com. “This is a leading indicator as one of......

Falling home prices led to 3Q's $140B drop in available equity
19% decline from September. Year-to-date, the delinquency rate is down 15.39%. Foreclosures saw similar results. The rate dropped to 0.52%, a year-over-year decline of 24.24% and month-over-month...

Selling A House In A Buyer's Market? Here's How To Stay Competitive
s a sign that the tables are turning — and despite rising mortgage rates, buyers may start to have the upper hand in some markets as we head into 2019. What does that mean for sellers? According......

Las Vegas house prices remain flat in November
off in December because the holidays are traditionally a slow time for home sales. "The housing market has been softening nationwide," GLVAR President Chris Bishop said in a statement. "Even......

Three Predictions For The Future of Real Estate Tech
to a number of factors, including antiquated processes and even the 2008 housing market crash. But one of the biggest factors is the extended transaction process and how many hands are in the......

Mergers, Acquisitions And Due Diligence: Eight Critical Steps To Consider
a fit for you and your staff. - Michael Rubin, Alliant National Title Insurance Company 8. Understand Their Motivation Acquisitions happen for multiple reasons, and many may not be aligned......