Monthly Archives: October 2015

Final Vote on Title III of the JOBS Act

On October 30, the SEC announced its final vote on Title III of the JOBS Act. The rule will be noticed in the Federal Register shortly and will go into effect on January 29, 2016. The SEC also announced proposals … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Convert Your Bathroom into a Spa-Like Oasis

By Christina El Moussa, HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” Imagine coming home from a hard day at work, stepping into the bathroom, and feeling all of your worries fade away as you soak in the tub or stand under a warm … Continue reading

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NAR Supports Housing Opportunity Legislation

Last week NAR 2015 President Chris Polychron testified before the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee.  The hearing focused on H.R. 3700, the "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015," which NAR supports.  This legislation includes … Continue reading

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EPA Finalizes Clean Power Plan

The EPA finalized their Clean Power Plan, which seeks to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants.  Power plants can choose from a variety of options to reduce their CO2 emissions, including fuel switching, improving power plant efficiency, … Continue reading

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REALTOR® Party On The Go: Water Podcast

Benjamin Franklin once said, “When the well’s dry, we will know the worth of water.” Whether it’s a drop to drink or a deluge for irrigation, access to water is a major—and growing—real estate issue. Listen to the latest REALTOR® … Continue reading

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NAR President Testifies before House Subcommittee in Support of FHA Reforms

WASHINGTON (October 21, 2015) — At a hearing today before the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron offered support for H.R. 3700, the "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015." … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Get Your Listing Ready for Photos

By Julie Legge, professional real estate photographer Picture this: You’ve worked with your new seller for days to get her home ready for sale. She’s repainted, cleaned the carpets, and even worked with your favorite stager to rearrange and add … Continue reading

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Major Developments on Condominiums

This week saw some major steps forward in getting condominium reforms within the FHA single family loan guarantee program. On October 13, 54 Members of the House of Representatives, led by Reps. Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Cleaver (D-MO) sent a letter … Continue reading

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SBA Administrator Talks Lending at NAR

U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet joined National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at an event highlighting small business issues and commercial real estate. “Commercial real estate plays a big role in supporting the national economy, contributing to … Continue reading

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Senate Panel Addresses Drought Challenges

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee recently grappled with the challenges of the severe drought that has been plaguing the western portion of the U.S. for the past decade.  Lack of rainfall coupled with millions of dead and dying … Continue reading

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