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Seasonality in the Housing Market

By |2019-01-02T15:04:58+00:00January 2nd, 2019|NAR|

Every year, transactions and prices tend to be above-trend in the summer while activity typically slows down in the winter. Seasonality plays an important role in the housing market since it has an impact on the housing demand and supply. In this post, we exclusively look at the (raw) non-seasonally adjusted numbers for existing home [...]

New Books–January 2019

By |2019-01-02T10:33:01+00:00January 2nd, 2019|NAR|

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Services at 800.874.6500 for assistance. Prospecting with purpose : how [...]

Business Licenses (For BICs Only) Renew New Year (Only for business in that town)

By |2019-01-02T10:23:16+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Legal FAQs|

SECTION 6-1-315. Limitation on imposition or increase of business license and real estate professional and auctioneer fees. (A) By ordinance adopted by a positive majority vote, a local governing body may impose a business license tax or increase the rate of a business license tax, authorized by Sections 4-9-30(12) and 5-7-30. (B)(1) Notwithstanding any other [...]

The Hottest Paint Colors of 2019

By |2018-12-31T02:00:19+00:00December 31st, 2018|NAR|

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine The paint companies have released their color forecasts for the new year. Here are the hot hues expected to make waves in 2019. Which one is your favorite? Living Coral / Photo Credit: Furniture Choice Living Coral: Paint company Pantone announced “Living Coral” as its 2019 Color of the [...]

The 5 Must-Read YPN Lounge Posts of 2018

By |2018-12-28T15:30:32+00:00December 28th, 2018|NAR|

Blog posts packed with actionable, business-boosting tips and recommendations for real estate professionals were the most well-read of the year. New and returning contributing bloggers provided content for the YPN Lounge that received roughly 112,000 total page views in 2018.  With readers seeking peer-to-peer blog articles for advice and best practices, here are the top [...]

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: November 2018 Highlights

By |2018-12-28T11:52:04+00:00December 28th, 2018|NAR|

The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI)[1]  survey gathers monthly information from REALTORS® about local real estate market conditions, characteristics of buyers and sellers, and issues affecting homeownership and real estate transactions.[2] This report presents key results about market transactions from November 2018. View and download the full report here. Market Conditions and Expectations The REALTORS® Buyer [...]

What We’re Reading–December 24-28

By |2018-12-28T08:58:22+00:00December 28th, 2018|NAR|

A famous NASA photo, storing your Christmas lights, how to grip the steering wheel and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. We were punked by the glitter bomb anti-theft device. The history of the NASA Earthrise photo. Christmas lights storage hacks.     Tom Ipri/flickr/2011 Tips for working smarter in 2019. 10 [...]

Big Military Base or Prison in Your Rural Town? You Just Got a Big Real Estate Win

By |2018-12-27T10:48:24+00:00December 27th, 2018|NAR|

Prisons and military bases are commonly located outside small, rural towns and often they’re the biggest employers and economic drivers around. But that’s been a double-edged sword—until now. Prisons and military bases currently count toward an area’s population, putting many communities over the threshold of eligibility for federal Rural Housing Service (RHS) programs. A town [...]

The Most Shared Kitchen Photo of 2018

By |2018-12-24T02:00:46+00:00December 24th, 2018|NAR|

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Of the 17 million professional photos of home interiors and exteriors on Houzz, it was this photo of a gray and walnut kitchen that captured the most attention over the year: Photo by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs – Look for kitchen design inspiration The kitchen was designed by Justin [...]