Wednesday
May 25, 2016

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 05/10/2016
    Educational attainment levels are improving nationally, which likely will bode well for the housing market, a new report notes. 
  • 05/10/2016
    At the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington today, two of the country’s leading pollsters speculated on the next steps in a contentious presidential election.
  • 05/09/2016
    Homebuilders say complying with new construction regulations has prompted their costs to skyrocket, which is making it more difficult to build on the lower end of the market for first-time home buyers. 
  • 05/09/2016
    “Until now, HOA payments have gone largely unreported to the national credit-reporting agencies,” says a spokesman for a company collecting such data for companies. But that is about to change. 
  • 05/09/2016
    Show off the spaciousness of your listings’ rooms, even when square footage is limited. 
  • 05/09/2016
    Most residents spend 70 percent or more of their time inside their home. But how healthy is the air quality of a home? A new app helps educate owners.
  • 05/09/2016
    A brokerage in Hollywood wants to push the boundaries in real estate videos, and it hopes its sexy new property video does just that. 
  • 05/09/2016
    “Current home owners in many metro areas – especially those who purchased a home immediately after the downturn – have enjoyed a sizeable boost in housing equity and household wealth in recent years,” says NAR’s chief economist. 
  • 05/06/2016
    House lawmakers have passed a bill to allow home owners to choose a private flood insurance policy, if one exists in their area, without taking a hit to their federal rate if they decide to return to the federal flood insurance program. Find out more in NAR's news video, The Voice for Real Estate.
  • 05/06/2016
    In this week's episode of ABC's hit show, character Phil Dunphy, a real estate practitioner, offers some humorous wit about the difference between a REALTOR® and a real estate agent.