Monthly Archive:: March 2012

Barely Getting By on a 6-Figure Income?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A new survey conducted by WSL/Strategic Retail shows families in many parts of the country can’t even live comfortably on a six-figure household income. Additionally, more than half of respondents say they’re...
March 9, 2012

Obama: FHA Premiums Lowered for Refis

FHA is lowering its mortgage insurance premiums to help borrowers refinance into lower interest rates, President Barack Obama announced yesterday in a national press conference at the White House. The initiative also includes help to members of the military...
March 7, 2012

Information for Your Business, Organized Intuitively

A webinar on Thursday, March 8, will walk you through the new My. Realtor.org, which will be replacing REALTOR.org. There’s a wealth of information that can be of value to you in your real estate business on Realtor.org, but...
March 5, 2012

What’s the State of FHA’s Reserves?

There’s been considerable interest in the media in FHA’s financial position. The agency recently announced several increases to the premiums it charges borrowers to have their mortgage guaranteed by the agency. Those increases, along with some reports that FHA...
March 2, 2012

Do You Have ‘Social Media Shiny Object Syndrome’?

The big story in the blogosphere this week is that Facebook has released Timeline for business pages. Blogs will be written, tweets will be made, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a few webinars in the works. All of...
March 1, 2012