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Homeowners slam Mnuchin bank's foreclosure record
House.(Photo: MANDEL NGAN, AFP/) Owners who lost their homes to mortgage foreclosures by a bank previously run by Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday urged the Senate to reject his nom......

How to Hygge
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Wishing for Spring? Dream Up Your Next Outdoor Remodeling Project Now
in the front lawn. Can’t wait for spring and summer? Let NAR help guide you to the perfect outdoor remodeling project. With virtually every project, investing money into your home will not only......

Home Purchase Share Increased in December: Ellie Mae
As mortgage rates continued to move higher, the share of home purchase loans began to increase in December, according to Ellie Mae's latest Origination Insight Report. The share of purchase......

Still Room to Grow
and its economy remains resilient in the face of many challenges,” says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. “That provides a strong foundation for REALTORS® well into the new yea......

Turn the Pages for a Great Year
an agent, broker-owner, and developer. In 2015, I served as an appointed NAR vice president. The one thing I know for sure about this business is that there’s always something new to learn. I......

Mercantile's 4Q Results Reveal Strong Credit Quality, Cost Control
is paying dividends. The company generated $1.2 million in revenue from home sales during the fourth quarter, rising slightly from the third quarter and nearly doubling what it reported a year......

Ohio Foreclosures Hit 10-Year Low
Home foreclosures are down to the lowest level in more than decade in Ohio and across the nation, but the Dayton area in 2016 still ranked as one of the highest in......

Seattle Has Second-Lowest Rate of Homes for Sale in U.S.
other hot markets around the country. The local region is the 15th-biggest housing market in the country. Yet there are 36 major U.S. markets that are smaller than Seattle but had more homes......

Refis Drive Mortgage App Activity as Rates Drop: MBA
in application activity driven by consumers taking advantage of a downturn in mortgage rates to refinance. Loan application volume increased 0.8% on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week......

Why Can’t I Get a Tiny Home?
of home buyers—61 percent, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2016 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report. So it’s time for banks to start lending legitimacy to the......

Target Markets for Investors in 2017
up nearly 4 percent from a year ago. Yet, the city’s housing market is still considered underpriced by 3 percent compared to its historic average. Local Market Monitor predicts home prices in......

Mortgage Rates Dip to Lowest in Month, But…
Total mortgage applications – including for refinances and home purchases – were essentially flat last week, rising just 0.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis, despite mortgage rates at......

Working Through Clients’ Unease
Schoenfelds count themselves in those ranks—the unease can be acute. When the housing market tanked in 2008, the Schoenfelds’ condo lost a third of its value. In 2010, they were able to rent......

Poised for Revolution
this year. Brown doesn’t mince words. “My focus as president of NAR is on helping REALTORS® make money and to retain and even enhance the rights of property owners,” he says. At the same......

Open Floor Plan Still Popular
to responses from a September 2016 National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Read more: 6 Home Improvement Flubs That Cause Inspection Headaches “Completely......

Smart Sellers Will List Early This Year
demand is “abnormally strong for the off-season,” Smoke writes. “The climb in mortgage rates that started in October and accelerated in November and December has created a sense of urgency among......

New Member Benefits and Resources for You
New Benefit: Members Medicare Exchange Medicare-eligible NAR members can now shop for and enroll in a variety of Medicare insurance options through the REALTOR Benefits® Program’s new Members......

2018 Leadership Slate
2018 NAR Leadership The 2018 NAR officers will be elected by the Board of Directors at the May 2017 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., and installed at......

Your NAR: Orlando's Magic
to the stage for his installation as 2017 president of NAR. 2) Ty Burrell, who plays “REALTOR® Phil Dunphy” on the ABC hit comedy “Modern Family,” is right......

U.S. accuses JPMorgan of mortgage discrimination in lawsuit
Southern District of New York, alleges that the average black or Hispanic home buyer paid about $1,000 more than white borrowers with the same risk profile. Altogether, the alleged discrimination......

Obama approval hits 60% as end of term approaches
massive stock market crash and amid a crisis in the nation's housing market, and at a time when international impressions of the United States were at a low point, according to polls. At the......

Flood Elevation Plan Sparks Concerns about Housing Affordability
New Jersey impacted by Hurricane Sandy, wrote William Brown, the president of NAR in its Dec. 7 comment letter. "Alternatively, a one-foot standard would reduce the state conflicts and burden......

New Report: Florida Still Top Destination for Foreign Buyers
Foreign buyers’ interest in Florida remains strong according to NAR’s 2016 Profile of International Residential Real Estate Activity in Florida, a new report recently released by NAR’s research......

Lenders Rounding Home on TRID
change, but eased to a lower, but elevated plateau. When asked in NAR’s 12 th Survey of Mortgage Originators , 75.1 percent of lenders who took part indicated that they would normalize operations......