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Webcast Recording: Understanding the New FHA Condo Financing Rules

REALTOR® Magazine presented a live webcast about the Federal Housing Administration’s new condo financing rules on Oct. 28, 2016. The webcast featured Megan Booth and Sehar Siddiqi of NAR Government Affairs, who discussed and answered questions about the new rules...
November 1, 2016

Live Webcast: Understanding the New FHA Condo Financing Rules

HUD officials are developing new rules that will make it easier for buyers to get loans to buy condominium units and improve the process condo projects must go through to get certified by the FHA. The rules, set to...
October 3, 2016

Live Webcast: Year-Round Tax Tips for Real Estate Professionals

April 15 may come around just once a year, but for anyone who runs their own business, tax season never ends. From preparing and filing estimated taxes to keeping records and understanding the nuances of deductions, taxes are complex...

Video: NAR’s CRT Labs Keeps REALTORS® in Front of Smart Home Technology

As smart-home technology continues to proliferate, the National Association of REALTORS®’ Center for REALTOR® Technology has established a laboratory to test and study the sensors, software and other high-tech systems that are increasingly being used to manage temperature, air quality, security...
June 8, 2016

Webcast Recording: Selling a Home That Has a Reverse Mortgage

REALTOR® Magazine presented a live webcast about selling a home that has a reverse mortgage on April 21, 2016. The program featured Leslie Flynne, chief operating officer of Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc., and Steve Irwin, executive vice president of...

Live Webcast: Selling a Home Subject to a Reverse Mortgage

More than a million seniors have taken advantage of the federally insured reverse mortgage program to help them remain in their homes as they age since the program’s inception 25 years ago. For the most part, the listing and...
April 4, 2016

North Carolina City Charts New Course with Support from Local REALTORS®

Concerned that their city’s once-vibrant downtown core had fallen into decline as the furniture industry the area was long known for moved away, REALTORS® in High Point, N.C., sprang into action and played a key role in sponsoring a...

Challenges Loom for Real Estate Industry, Report Finds

By Sam Silverstein and Erica Christoffer The real estate sector faces a host of challenges that will require professionals in all facets of the industry to become more adaptable and agile in the coming years in order to remain...
May 20, 2015

REALTORS® Press for Relief from Patent Trolls (VIDEO)

As lawmakers on Capitol Hill consider patent-reform legislation, the National Association of REALTORS® has released a video highlighting the urgent need for action to protect real estate and other types of professionals from patent trolls—entities that purchase patents, then...
April 20, 2015

Push to Renew Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Gains Steam in Senate

An effort is under way in the Senate to renew legislation that spares underwater homeowners from having to pay income tax on mortgage debt forgiven by a lender, one of the chief supporters of the tax-relief provision told a...
February 23, 2015