Monthly Archives: December 2015

You Won’t Believe This Holiday Light Display

Happy Holidays  – from Styled, Staged & Sold! To honor the holiday, take a look at this video of one rockin’ holiday display. Holiday Light Show   Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: … Continue reading

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Infographic: 16 Fabulous Outdoor Christmas Decorations

16 Fabulous Outdoor Christmas Decorations by Terrys Fabrics. Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: 856-318-9098 Cell: 856-404-5635 http://www.iwaniw.com/ Like Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SNJHomes

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National Association of Realtors® Applauds Passage of Tax Extenders Package

WASHINGTON (December 18, 2015) – A significant piece of tax legislation is now on its way to the President’s desk, and the bill includes the extension of a number of expired tax provisions important to supporting homeowners and real estate … Continue reading

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NAR Issue Brief: Omnibus Appropriations Bill Real Estate Provisions

Congress has passed sweeping legislation of more than two-thousand pages to fund the Federal Government Fiscal Year 2016. The legislation is expected to be signed into law by the President when it arrives at the White House. The new legislation … Continue reading

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FHFA Release GSE Scorecard

On Dec. 17, 2015, the Federal Housing Finance Agency released its annual Scorecard for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the government sponsored entities, or “GSEs”).  The Scorecard acts as an agenda for the GSEs by setting specific priorities for the … Continue reading

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Holiday Staging Tips Fit for the Season

By H. E. James, guest contributor Are you getting ready to style a home during the coming holiday season?  You know that a holiday-staged home can sell faster during the holiday season, and you’ve proved that to your client, but … Continue reading

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FHA 2016 Loan Limits Released

On Dec. 9, 2015, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its 2016 Loan Limits.  FHA's calculation for maximum loan limits in high cost metropolitan areas of the country will remain at the 2015 level of $625,500. The standard loan limit … Continue reading

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House Financial Services Committee Approves Data Security Legislation

The House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) voted 46-9 to approve HR 2205, the Data Security Act of 2015.  HFSC now will now have to work with the House Commerce Committee to resolve differences — such as covered entities, definition of … Continue reading

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Condominium Bill Moving

The House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 3700, "Housing Opportunities through Modernization Act” with a bipartisan vote of 44-10.  This legislation sponsored by Reps. Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and Cleaver (D-MO) includes a number of provisions that NAR supports. The bill will … Continue reading

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Real Estate Agents and the Closing Disclosure (CD)

While initial reports indicate that implementation of the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule is happening without major disruptions in the mortgage closing process, NAR members have expressed concerns about some lenders/closing agents refusing to distribute the buyers’ Closing Disclosure … Continue reading

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