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Pregnant Women Denied Loans?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Expectant parents eager to buy a home for their growing family may be surprised to find that they’re a credit risk when it comes to obtaining a mortgage to purchase their...

What a Bizarre Week in Real Estate News!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine A few stories that appeared in REALTOR® Magazine’s Daily News struck me as unusual this week. I’m curious to hear your thoughts! Buyer Sues Agent Over Secondhand Smoke A buyer...
February 12, 2010

Check Out “Realtormag” – REALTOR® Magazine’s New Home Page

By Stacey Moncrieff, editor in chief, REALTOR® Magazine The magazine’s mission is to be “the business tool for real estate professionals.” Over the last few months we’ve worked to redesign REALTOR® Magazine’s home page to give you easy, anytime...

Reader Poll: How Much Do You Spend on Closing Gifts?

REALTOR® Magazine online will be featuring an upcoming article about closing gifts, and we want to hear from you! Please answer our two poll questions below. <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1806038/” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1806038/”>How much on average do you spend on a closing gift...
July 24, 2009

NAR Enlists the Help of Uncle Sam to Deliver $8,000 Tax Credit Message

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Multimedia Producer, REALTOR® Magazine NAR has unveiled a new TV ad that spotlights the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit. The new ad, “Housewarming,” hit the airwaves this week and is available to view and download...

Using Social Media to Get Ahead in the Business

How can you use social media to reach out to your clients in the real estate business? More than 100 real estate pros met today in Chicago for the RE Bar Camp to brainstorm ways to better leverage social...
June 15, 2009

An Upturn in the Housing Market: What do You Think?

After months of a sluggish housing market, are some markets finally starting to see a pick up in home sales? We asked real estate pros from across the country, who are attending this year’s Midyear Legislative meetings in Washington,...

The Residential Housing Outlook: Have We Finally Hit Bottom?

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun gave a report to attendees at NAR’s Midyear Legislative meetings Thursday on the outlook of the residential housing market. Watch a video of highlights from his talk to find out what you can expect...
May 14, 2009

What Can the Government Do to Boost the Housing Industry?

Is the first-time home buyer tax credit enough to kick-start home sales? Should banks do more to make mortgages available? Recent government action aims to help housing–but are the measures enough? We put these questions to you. REALTOR® Magazine...
May 13, 2009