Monthly Archives: July 2014

Give Buyers the Bedroom They Always Dreamed Of

By Candy Wright, Guest Contributor Bedrooms are a vital area to stage in a property that potential buyers can make an instant connection with. A good first impression could help encourage them to purchase the property and make this bedroom … Continue reading

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NAR Testifies on Flood Insurance

On July 23, 2014, NAR testified on flood insurance before a Senate appropriations subcommittee. The hearing was called to evaluate FEMA’s first four months in implementing recent reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). REALTOR® Donna O. Smith (S.C.), … Continue reading

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NAR Comments on UAV Policy

NAR submitted comments on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) recent "Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft," which specifically mentioned REALTORS® use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for taking property videos as being a commercial use and therefore prohibited … Continue reading

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Quick Ways to Create Shade

Help sellers create a cool outdoor living space buyers will want to relax in during showings — and come back to after they’ve bought the place. Post to Facebook a free article from the REALTOR® Content Resource with smart ideas … Continue reading

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Realtors® Commend FEMA for Effective Implementation of Flood Insurance Reforms

WASHINGTON (July 23, 2014) – Congressional action and the timely implementation of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act relieved property owners of costly premium hikes and stabilized housing markets where flood insurance is required for a mortgage, said the National … Continue reading

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New realtor.com® Ad Shows Value of REALTORS®

Realtor.com®’s humorous new ad incorporates messaging about the value of a REALTOR®. In it, a slightly frazzled mom talks about the importance of accuracy to her family; that’s why they used a REALTOR® and realtor.com to find their house. The … Continue reading

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REALTORS® Talk FHA at the White House

NAR President Steve Brown was at the White House recently to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Federal Housing Administration. Just as REALTORS® were key to the creation of FHA in 1934, REALTORS® are key players in keeping the agency … Continue reading

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Pillow Talk: How to Use Pillows in Staging

By Audra Slinkey, Home Staging Resource I gotta say it, I LOVE pillows! I’ve seen so many spaces transformed with the simple addition of pillows that I had to share some of my favorite photos of pillow inspired spaces, as … Continue reading

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Senate Approves TRIA Reauthorization Bill

On Thursday, July 17, the Senate approved S. 2244, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014, by a vote of 93-4.  This strong show of bipartisan support for the program follows NAR sending a letter to the Senate … Continue reading

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NAR Comments on Lead Paint Framework

NAR, as part of the Commercial Properties Coalition, recently filed the latest in a series of comment letters relating to efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate purported lead paint hazards that may arise from renovation and … Continue reading

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