As a Real Estate Practitioner, Aren’t You Also an Environmentalist?

Most of us — really, all of us, but I’m saving room for the diehard skeptics — can agree that environmental changes are having a large-scale impact on our planet. But “environmental issues” isn’t a phrase easily uttered in...
July 13, 2015

Live Webcast: Understand Closing Process Changes

By now you’ve heard about the big changes coming to the closing table in the months ahead. Starting soon, the HUD-1 settlement form, the Good Faith Estimate, and the Truth in Lending Act disclosure are going away. They’ll be...
July 1, 2015

Housing Discrimination Doesn’t Need Intent, Supreme Court Says

Much of the country’s attention has been on the United States Supreme Court’s rulings on marriage equality and the Affordable Care Act last week, but the nation’s highest court also handed down an important housing decision that looks at...
July 1, 2015

North Carolina City Charts New Course with Support from Local REALTORS®

Concerned that their city’s once-vibrant downtown core had fallen into decline as the furniture industry the area was long known for moved away, REALTORS® in High Point, N.C., sprang into action and played a key role in sponsoring a...

Challenges Loom for Real Estate Industry, NAR Report Finds

By Sam Silverstein and Erica Christoffer The real estate sector faces a host of challenges that will require professionals in all facets of the industry to become more adaptable and agile in the coming years in order to remain...
May 20, 2015

ALERT: Wire Fraudsters Targeting Real Estate Transactions

By Jessica Edgerton, NAR associate counsel In recent months, real estate professionals have reported an upswing in a particularly insidious wire scam. A hacker will break into a licensee’s e-mail account to obtain information about upcoming real estate transactions....

Since When Are Safety Concerns Only for Women?

Hey, fellas, you’re not immune to danger When the National Association of REALTORS® debuted its “Real Estate Safety Matters” course for associations and brokerages, the newest addition to the REALTOR® Safety Program, at the 2015 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings &...
May 14, 2015

When Disaster Strikes, Are Property Managers Prepared for the Media Blitz?

With increased media attention on crisis events, which can be anything from natural disasters to shopping-mall snipers, the drive to finger someone responsible for the resulting chaos is growing stronger. And because many crises involve compromised property, it’s the...

The Best Country for Americans to Invest Abroad

When we speak of international buyers, we’re usually talking about people from other countries who want to invest in U.S. property. But the lines go both ways. There are high-net-worth Americans who want to buy homes in other countries,...
April 22, 2015

As Luxury Market Soars, A Moment for Concern

Exceptional growth has been the storyline of the luxury real estate market the past few years. No other price segment has rebounded from the housing crash with as much gusto as that of million-dollar-plus homes, which are selling at...
April 22, 2015