The Voice of Real Estate – 34 Project Upstream

An initiative to make it easier to manage and control listing data gets underway as NAR, RPR, and Upstream RE sign an agreement to work together. UPSTREAM is intended to help brokers of all sizes and business models and all MLSs and associations succeed. That’s a top story in The Voice for Real Estate for […]

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Week of October 26, 2015 Condos are one of the best ways for first-time home buyers to get into real estate, yet financing for this type of housing remains hard to get. NAR President Chris Polychron, in testimony before Congress, shared three ways FHA can make financing easier to get without compromising on financial safety. […]

Voice for Real Estate 32:

Small commercial loans are being processed faster and more flexibly by the U.S. Small Business Administration. That’s the message Maria Contreras-Sweet brought to NAR in a meeting to talk about the borrower-friendly changes the agency has made in the past 18 months. Other stories covered in the October 12 Voice for Real Estate: NAR weighs […]

Voice for Real Estate 31:

Published on Sep 23, 2015 Washington REALTORS® won tax battles this year thanks to support from other groups and a well-targeted campaign. That’s a top story in The Voice for Real Estate for the week of Sept. 21, 2015. Other stories: A warm tribute to real estate giant Ebby Halliday, tools for helping clients as […]

The Voice for Real Estate 30: Sign Law Stopped

The Voice for Real Estate 30: Sign Law Stopped Can you put up open house and other temporary signs on the side of roads in your community? One community in Arizona tried to put restrictions on the signs of nonprofit groups until the U.S. Supreme Court slapped the rule down. Although it doesn’t affect real […]

Voice for Real Estate 29: Rural and Commercial Loans

  The Voice For Real Estate 29: Rural and Commercial Loans Rural home buyers have a great opportunity for safe, affordable mortgage financing through the Rural Housing Service, which has funds available until the end of September through its direct loan program. The Voice for Real Estate 28: Photo Scraping Stronger protections for online listing […]