By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine
Lately, it seems like everywhere I look on the Web, I find some kind of best-of list for the past decade. Not wanting us to be left out of this retrospective frenzy, I thought I’d compile my own list of the top 10 developments in real estate through the ‘00s.
Each day between now and Monday, Dec. 21, I’ll be overviewing the 10 best—and worst—things this decade had to offer for real estate professionals right here on Speaking of Real Estate. So, without further delay, here’s #10 on the list: Continue reading »
By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine
As you would imagine with any federal bill dealing with energy issues, NAR members have taken considerable interest in climate change legislation that passed the House late last month. It’s called the American Clean Energy and Security Act, H.R. 2454.
Although NAR lobbied extensively on the bill, the association’s focus was entirely on a narrow group of provisions that directly impact real estate. The association never took a position on the overall legislation, which is almost 1,500 pages long and gets into issues that are far outside the scope of real estate.
What’s significant about the legislation, from NAR’s standpoint, is what it doesn’t do. Continue reading »