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February 2019 Existing-Home Sales

By |2019-03-22T15:18:05+00:00March 22nd, 2019|NAR|

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this February, bounced back and was up 11.8 percent from January 2019. Despite the month over month gains, sales of existing-homes dropped 1.8 percent from February 2018. February’s existing home sales reached a 5.51 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, the highest since [...]

What We’re Reading: March 18-22

By |2019-03-22T07:58:17+00:00March 22nd, 2019|NAR|

 Outrageously expensive sneakers, choosing a paint color, The Flintstones House, giving your brain a rest, and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Apps to help you choose a paint color. BarbaraLN/flickr/2011 A house built around an old New Jersey trolley. Two eagles in a relationship–it’s complicated. Pushing back against eminent domain [...]

Initial SCR310 Pages and Copy Full Sentence into the SCR506/SCR507

By |2019-03-21T15:53:42+00:00March 21st, 2019|Legal FAQs|

SCR310 Section 28 states that the most recent changes, amendments, attachments, contingencies, stipulations, addendum, additions, exhibits, or writings agreed to by the Parties is evidence of the Parties' intent and agreement and shall control any Contract language conflicts. Parties shall initial and date Contract changes. Parties can initial all SCR310 pages. Changes on the SCR310 [...]

NAR commends Senators Cotton, Duckworth for Work on Behalf of the RLI

By |2019-03-21T14:16:28+00:00March 21st, 2019|NAR|

Today, the National Association of Realtors(R) commended Senators Tom Cotton and Tammy Duckworth for their introduction of S.Res. 115, which recognizes the REALTORS(R) Land Institute as it celebrates its 75-year anniversary this month. The resolution, a full text of which can be found here, acknowledges the RLI for its contributions to helping serve land owners, [...]

Retail Trade Challenges and Opportunities in 2019

By |2019-03-21T11:21:32+00:00March 21st, 2019|NAR|

E-commerce continues to challenge brick-and-mortar retailers, especially department stores and sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores. However, the retail trade sector is still facing bright prospects in growing metro areas that are attracting people, jobs, and housing. The trend towards integration of online and offline shopping, mixed-use commercial/residential development that requires a strong retail [...]

How I Staged It: The Master Suite

By |2019-03-21T06:00:50+00:00March 21st, 2019|NAR|

The master suite is a place where relaxation should be paramount. A calming color scheme and carefully staged space can do exactly that. Staging and real estate professionals submitted some of their favorite staging photos and tips for our new slideshow, How I Staged It: The Makings of a Master Retreat. Check out these stylishly staged [...]

Dayton REALTORS® YPN Built on Teamwork

By |2019-03-19T20:21:10+00:00March 19th, 2019|NAR|

By Erica Christoffer Part two in a series featuring the 2018 YPN Network of the Year recipients. Since forming in 2011, the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® YPN in Dayton, Ohio, has continued to renew and reinvent its structure over the years, an effort that helped the group bring home the 2018 Network of the [...]

How to Deal When Your Plate is Full

By |2019-03-15T18:06:08+00:00March 15th, 2019|NAR|

By Rebecca Donatelli Closing sales, managing my team, serving on my association’s board of directors, working as YPN chair, hosting seminars, blogging about the industry—what a mouthful—and that’s not the half of it. Selling real estate can be more than a full-time job, so tacking on other responsibilities may seem exhausting and overwhelming, especially when [...]

The 3 Most Important Rooms to Stage in a House

By |2019-03-15T12:35:19+00:00March 15th, 2019|NAR|

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Staging not only results in a quicker sale but also tends to increase the home’s value too, according to the newly released 2019 Profile of Home Staging report conducted by the National Association of REALTORS®. One quarter of buyers’ agents say that staging a home increased the dollar value [...]

What We’re Reading: March 11-15

By |2019-03-15T07:54:35+00:00March 15th, 2019|NAR|

 The World Wide Web turns 30, what your refrigerator reveals about you, Y2K for your GPS, and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. A 30th birthday for the World Wide Web. A Y2K for some older GPS models. Refrigerdating–it is now a thing. An early autonomous car is now in The [...]