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Why Do I Have To Become a REALTOR®?
the newer agent work with clients without the fear of unnecessary liability. NAR also has a Code of Ethics that members are required to abide by. This isn’t a fluffy list of ways to be nice......

Creating interactive marketing plans for cross-border business
by Nancy Macaluso, Portside Properties, Inc. and NAR President’s Liaison to South Africa  Hello All, To our surprise, my husband Tony and I were taking a break from work and turned on the......

Home Buyers: Search Online For A Home, Close With An Agent
buyers use the internet at various stages in their home search process. NAR data from the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers shows that the first step in the buying process is to look online......

October Pending Home Sales
NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that October’s pending home sales are up 0.1 percent from last month and also up 1.8 percent from......

Mortgage rates rise for Friday
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Mortgage Rates at Highest Averages of 2016
For the fifth consecutive week, average fixed mortgage rates edged higher. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is now averaging above 4 percent. "The 10-year Treasury yield remained flat despite......

Instant Reaction: November Jobs Report
The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to today’s November jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Today’s November jobs report can be summed up as:......

Atlanta Home Prices Close In on Peak
this full recovery in housing prices with a full recovery in the housing market overall," she said. "Big imbalances still exist between renters and homeowners, and home buyers and home sellers......

San Antonio-New Braunfels Foreclosure Rate Continues to Fall
in Texas and 2.63 percent in the U.S. The local housing market has been on a tear this year, thanks to low interest rates and the area's growing economy, and is on track to break last year......

Buying a home? Here's how to do it right
SEARCH RATES: Found a home, even in a seller's market? Comparison-shop mortgage rates today ....

Foreclosed Borrowers Poised to Haunt Mnuchin's Nomination
Yet there are open questions about whether Mnuchin is responsible for the foreclosures, with some arguing that his bank properly followed federal guidelines to determine who would receive a loan......

Mortgage Rates Continue Post-Election Climb: Freddie Mac
Conforming mortgage rates are at their highest level this year after increasing 51 basis points since Election Day, according to Freddie Mac. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.08%......

Home Prices Reach Pre-Recession Peak
the recovery of the national average represents an important milestone for the housing market. Leading markets were secondary cities that have also experienced strong rent growth in recent......

10 Housing Markets to Envy in 2017
The national housing market is largely predicted to moderate in 2017, but a handful of metros are expected to beat expectations. In fact, 10 markets are looking like hot-beds for growth in the......

To Your Clients: Make a Move With That Equity
sitting on a lot of equity, more than they may realize. With mortgage rates still low by historical standards – but expected to edge up soon – homeowners with equity in their current home may......

3 Trends to Reshape Your Social Media Efforts
Could you incorporate live video into your marketing outreach, such as with home buyer or seller webinars? David Brickley, CEO and cofounder of STN Digital, told Forbes.com he believes it’s important......

Second Century Ventures Accepting Applications for 2017 REach Accelerator Class
of these advisors for 30-minute one-on-one sessions throughout the program. Access to NAR’s Insight Panel, a group of more than 5,000 real estate practitioners who provide feedback on user experience......

Portland's Streak Leading the Nation in Price Increases Is Over
rising home prices take chunks out of their buying power. But the housing market remains highly competitive, and prices are still climbing at a rapid clip. Looming mortgage-rate hikes threaten......

Interest rates unchanged on savings, CDs
banks offering deposit rates many times the national average on accounts with FDIC protection. RATE SEARCH: Find savings rates in your area . 1-year CD rates stay put The average interest......

National mortgage rates for Dec. 1, 2016
About our Mortgage Rate Tables: The above mortgage loan information is provided to, or obtained by, Bankrate. Some lenders provide their mortgage loan terms to Bankrate for advertising purposes and......

Holiday Outreach and Marketing
in touch and informed: Follow Information Services on Twitter (@asknar) and Facebook (NAR Information Services). Contact us next time you have a research project or question toll-free at 800...

GSE Privatization Would Mean More Competition Between Fannie and Freddie
were disrupted by the removal of that guarantee, it could cause home mortgage rates to skyrocket and constrain the range of borrowers that could find affordable loans. "Privatization at its......