June Housing Minute

June 2017 Housing Minute JUNE 30, 2017 Last month was an uneven month for the housing market. The robust demand for buying a home helped spur an uptick in existing sales, but weak inventory levels continued to push up price growth while slowing the number of home contract signings.

Voice for Real Estate 68: Hill Visits, BOD Decision…

Voice for Real Estate 68: Hill Visits, BOD Decisions MAY 31, 2017 More than 9,000 REALTORS® came to Washington to lobby their members of Congress to protect tax incentives for real estate. Also, NAR’s Board of Directors made decisions to help real estate going forward. And home sales slowed but days-on-market picked up to its […]

Voice for Real Estate: FHA, MIP, Debt Cancellation

Published on Jan 10, 2017 FHA dropped the mortgage insurance premium on FHA loans. Also, homeowners can benefit from mortgage debt cancellation relief in the 2017 tax year if the lender signed an agreement in 2016 to write down part of the mortgage in 2017. Other segments look at working with customers who have a […]

Why You Should Sell Your House During the Holidays

By Matt Parker Despite the fact that most shy away from listing their home during the holidays, it’s actually a great time to sell your home. Below are reasons you should deck your halls—and then sell them. Time off. The holidays are a great time to sell!  There can be people relocating before the New […]

Trust Us: You Don’t Want Pipes to Burst

    5 Tricks to Keep Your Pipes from Exploding this Winter How to prevent your pipes from freezing, even if you think they’ve already started to freeze. New homeowners may have heard that winterization is important, but in the hubbub of your first year living in a home you own (finally!), it can be […]

Fall Home Maintenance Check List

You’ll be ready for winter’s worst and head off pricey repairs with these simple preventative tasks. When the last of summer’s heat is a faint memory, and you’re pulling out your hoodies more than your shorts, it’s time to tackle a few simple chores that’ll make winter more pleasant and prevent some nasty surprises next […]

Voice for Real Estate: Troll Win, FSBOs, New Congress

Voice for Real Estate: Troll Win, FSBOs, New Congress SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 A patent troll that’s been seeking fees from real estate companies agreed to stop its practice in exchange for settling an NAR challenge to the validity of its patent. Other news in the NAR news video for the week of Sept. 19 looks […]