Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Essentials to Styling Your Home to Sell Quickly

By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating It’s hard to believe the early spring selling season is already upon us! This means that homeowners who haven’t prepared their homes to list now should implement some of the … Continue reading

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FinCEN Renews Anti-Money Laundering Efforts for High-End Real Estate Transactions

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Department of Treasury is again extending the Global Targeting Orders (GTOs) that impose data collection and reporting requirements on title companies involved in certain high-end real estate transactions. Set to expire … Continue reading

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FHA Appraiser Identity Theft

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently became aware of a number of instances of appraiser identity theft. The fraudulent schemes varied, but stemmed from someone using the state certification number of … Continue reading

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NAR Seeks Improvements to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") of 1998 endeavors to balance the interests of internet service providers and copyright owners when copyright infringement occurs in the digital environment.  In comments filed with the U.S. Copyright Office on February 21, NAR … Continue reading

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Room with a View: How to Accent Your Listing’s Stellar Outdoor Views

Photo courtesy Blinds.com By Katie Laird, guest blogger Take a peek through the windows of your newest listing — what do you see? A stunning seascape? The glitzy city skyline? Layers of mountains stacked against the horizon? Make it impossible … Continue reading

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CFPB Petition for Rehearing PHH Case Granted

On February 16, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) petition for rehearing by the full bench of the D.C. Circuit (en banc), vacating the three-judge panel decision issued on October … Continue reading

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Get Ready For Tax Reform

Proposals to overhaul the U.S. tax system are gaining steam in Washington, with plenty at stake for homeowners.  National Association of REALTORS® President Bill Brown is speaking out and committing to fight on behalf of important tax incentives like the … Continue reading

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Bathroom Trends for 2017

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Supreme Court To Hear Property Rights Case

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral argument in an important property righst case, Murr v. State of Wisconsin, on March 20, 2017. The Murr case, for which NAR submitted an Amicus Brief, arises from a Wisconsin’s … Continue reading

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Executive Order Guidance Released

The White House has released "Interim Guidance" on President Trump's Executive Order (EO) that requires agencies to remove two rules for every new one they publish. The Interim Guidance fleshes out how the Office of Management and Budget will implement … Continue reading

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