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29 04, 2017

Realtors® Support Pam Patenaude Nomination for HUD Deputy Secretary

By | April 29th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

WASHINGTON (April 28, 2017) — The Trump administration today announced the nomination of Pam Patenaude as deputy secretary. Following is a statement from NAR President William E. Brown on the nomination: “The National Association of Realtors® commends the Trump administration for its nomination of Pam Patenaude for the position of deputy secretary. “Pam’s extensive and [...]

28 04, 2017

7 basic tax principles that make reform difficult

By | April 28th, 2017|Inman Select|0 Comments

7 basic tax principles that make reform difficult Lou Barnes Mortgage rates found a bottom at 4.00 percent, and the 10-year T-note’s return to base at 2.30 percent feels decisive. Pay no attention to 0.7 percent GDP in the first quarter; the report filled with distortions and following an outsize four quarter. The 2-year T-note [...]

28 04, 2017

March 2017 Pending Home Sales

By | April 28th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that March’s pending home sales pace slowed 0.8 percent from last month and are modestly up 0.8 percent from a year ago. Pending sales are homes that have a signed contract to purchase on them but have yet to close. They tend to lead Existing [...]

28 04, 2017

Who’s the Trump administration nominee for HUD Deputy Secretary?

By | April 28th, 2017|Inman Select|0 Comments

Who’s the Trump administration nominee for HUD Deputy Secretary? Amber Taufen Pam Patenaude Her name is Pam Patenaude, and she was floated as a candidate for Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) before the administration nominated Ben Carson. Patenaude has a solid background in housing policy; she’s the current president of the [...]

28 04, 2017

Real estate commission offer disclosure bill ‘postponed indefinitely’

By | April 28th, 2017|Inman Select|0 Comments

Real estate commission offer disclosure bill ‘postponed indefinitely’ Teke Wiggin Homebuyers who view listings on property search sites never see the fees offered to buyer’s brokers by those listings. A proposed Colorado bill might have changed that in the Centennial State, but a committee in the Colorado House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to “indefinitely postpone” the legislation on Thursday. The bill was [...]

28 04, 2017

Concierge Auctions expands reach to China

By | April 28th, 2017|Inman Select|0 Comments

Concierge Auctions expands reach to China Marian McPherson Real estate auction company Concierge Auctions is expanding its reach to China, a response to the increasing participation from Chinese buyers during auctions based elsewhere. “Sellers are attracted to the depth and reach of our database, and our ability to bring an extraordinary level of focus to every [...]

28 04, 2017

REALTORS® Continue to Expect “Strong” Market Conditions in the Next Six Months

By | April 28th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members, “What are your expectations for the housing market over the next six months compared to the current state of the market in the neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make most of your sales?” With spring and summer rolling in, the REALTORS® [...]

28 04, 2017

Plant a Tree on Arbor Day, Just Not One of These!

By | April 28th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

Happy Arbor Day! If you are planning to celebrate in the true spirit of the holiday, you should be heading outside to plant a tree. However, while all trees have their benefits, not all trees are going to be a benefit to your home or neighborhood. Here are some trees you should NEVER plant in [...]

28 04, 2017

What We’re Reading: April 24-28

By | April 28th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

Spite house, IoT, privacy, technology, retail, design, mood, and libraries. You can’t choose your neighbors. Data from a fitness tracker might have foiled a murderer’s alibi. We know a lot of people who have trouble drinking the recommended daily amounts of water, maybe a smart water bottle can help. KnowYourMeme.com/2014 Privacy versus security: a tale [...]

28 04, 2017

There’s No ‘One Size Fits All’ Lead Gen Technique

By | April 28th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

Lee Davenport By Lee Davenport Excerpt from “Profit with Your Personality“ I detest seeing tags in t-shirts that say, “one size fits all” because that one size never does. Whether the shirt hugs you like a baby’s onesie or drapes over you like a potato sack or Snuggie® Blanket, it is just not a fit [...]