Monthly Archives: September 2016

2017 Flood Insurance Rates

On April 1, 2017, National Flood Insurance Program rates are set to rise an average of 6 percent. This is less than the 2016 average and consistent with the annual 5-10% increases prior to 2012 Biggert-Waters reforms. Under 2014 Affordability … Continue reading

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FHA Proposed Condo Rule

On September 27, 2016, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced a proposed rule concerning single-family condominium project approval. The proposed changes include: Minimum Owner-Occupancy Requirements FHA is asking for comment on an acceptable minimum percentage for owner-occupied condominiums between 25 … Continue reading

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NAR President Tom Salomone Calls HUD Condo Rule a “Start,” but Says More Changes Needed

WASHINGTON (September 27, 2016) – When H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” was signed into law earlier this year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development was given notice that they had 90 days to weigh in on … Continue reading

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Vanity Wars: Who Wore It Best?

VANITY WARS: WHO WORE IT BEST? Every bathroom has a personality. Whether functional or extravagant, the star of any bathroom is undoubtedly the vanity. What’s easy to overlook, however, is the versatility of vanities: how a vanity can look at … Continue reading

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Monday Minute – Week of Sept. 26, 2016

Congress is still in action this week and will be focusing on several issues of importance to REALTORS®. The House Financial Services Committee will review various legislative proposals on credit scoring, while the Small Business Committee will examine the FAA’s … Continue reading

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The ‘New’ Brass Edging Into More Home Design

Photo by Westborough Design Center, Inc. – Discover traditional kitchen design ideas   By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine It’s all about that brass. But don’t expect to see that 1980s super shine. Today’s trendy brass is more of an … Continue reading

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NAR Sends Letter on Energy Codes

NAR sent a letter to members of Congress this week, urging them to move forward with legislation which would address several national energy challenges, including energy efficient building codes.   H.R. 8 includes language that would encourage meaningful energy savings … Continue reading

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Monday Minute – Week of Sept. 19, 2016

Both the Senate and House are in action this week and will be focusing on several issues of importance to REALTORS®. In the Senate, the Banking Committee will examine the regulatory response to Wells Fargo's unauthorized accounts and the Homeland … Continue reading

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Home Design Trends to Watch: The Herringbone Pattern

Photo courtesy of Laura AnnDiaz of Laura Diaz’s Photography and Mandie Maguire, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Herringbone is emerging as the pattern of choice in 2016. Herringbone is the arrangement of rectangles that is … Continue reading

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