Monthly Archive:: February 2013

Does NAHB Want to Ditch MLSs?

The National Association of Home Builders called for an overhaul of the residential appraisal system, making a number of recommendations with which members of the National Association of REALTORS® can agree. One suggested change, however, could alter the role...
February 22, 2013

Investors Fed Bad Info During Boom

Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Chicago have done mortgage investors a big favor by teasing out two examples of how investors were fed bad information on the safety of so-called private-label subprime mortgages during the housing...
February 15, 2013

Tax Reform, Fixing Mortgage Rules High on 2013 Obama Agenda

Coverage of the 2013 State of the Union speech: President Barack Obama in his first State of the Union speech since winning election to a second term said the federal government needs to streamline rules that are making home...
February 13, 2013

Recession Over, How are Home Buyers Faring?

Habitat for Humanity released its 2013 Shelter Report earlier this week and as part of its release it joined NAR and the REALTOR® University Center for Real Estate Studies to host a discussion on how moderate-income households are faring...
February 8, 2013

7 Business Tips for Real Estate Pros

This morning, the REALTOR® Magazine team hosted Dallas-based broker-agent Rogers Healy, who was in town as guest editor of our March/April issue. Healy, a 2009 30 Under 30 honoree and regular online columnist for the magazine, offered up the...