home buyer tax credit Archive

Why We Do What We Do

By Kelly Killian, Manager of Editorial Development, REALTOR.org NAR received the following e-mail last week from a Washington-state REALTOR®, and it served as a thoughtful and important reminder of why we — and all of you — do what...
February 22, 2011

Economic Update: Mixed Signals

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine If attendees of NAR’s 2010 Leadership Summit were seeking some clarity around today’s “good news, bad news” economy, what they actually got was, well, good news and bad news. In an economic...
August 6, 2010

Inman Connect Highlights: Online Agent Reviews and Other Industry Issues

By Christina Hoffmann, Content Manager, HouseLogic.com Are you concerned about participating in agent review sites that let consumers rate your service? Errol Samuelson, president of REALTOR.com, who spoke today during Real Estate Connect 2010 in San Francisco, said it’s...
July 14, 2010

Stopping the Oil Gusher, Starting the Jobs Gusher

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Home sales are doing pretty well right now, with sales at an annual pace of almost 5.7 million units, but the question on everyone’s minds is, what happens now that April 30...
June 23, 2010

Bill Gives More Time to Close Tax Credit Deals

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine One of the frustrations we’ve been hearing from agents is that their clients want to take advantage of the home buyer tax credit but because deals are taking so long to close,...
June 11, 2010

Video Clips: Where the Recovery is Heading

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine The two top economists we heard from yesterday on the state of residental markets were genuinely optimistic but just as genuinely concerned. The optimism stemmed from the clear improvement in the economy...
May 14, 2010

Will Distressed Sales Slow Tax Credit Deals?

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Congress helped keep home sales on solid ground when it extended and expanded the home buyer tax credit late last year. Given the federal budget deficit, you also have to say it...
February 12, 2010

Inman: “An Economy and a Country to Invest in”

By Katie Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The opening session of Inman Real Estate Connect 2010 in New York was markedly more optimistic than just a year ago where practitioners gathered at the Marriott Marquis for the three-day conference....
January 15, 2010

Top 10 Real Estate Developments in the ’00s: #3

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine We’ve cracked the top three! Here’s the next installment of our series on the top developments in real estate this past decade:...
December 19, 2009

Build Your Own Home Buyer Tax Credit

Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Perhaps unsurprisingly, discussions about the $8,000 First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit dominated the Federal Taxation Committee’s assembly at NAR’s 2009 Midyear Meetings. While most of the people present were very happy with the...
May 13, 2009