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A House That's a Perfect Fit for a Family

This Old House - 3 hours 49 min ago
The 1870s Italianate had lots of character but no breathing room for a couple with young kids—until the TOH TV project team arrived
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The Hidden Beauty in a 1920s Mediterranean Revival

This Old House - Wed, 2014-04-23 02:00
An unlivable wreck regains its sunny glory in the hands of zealous owners with a vision of its past
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Home Sales Mark Sluggish Start to Spring

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:00

“With ongoing job creation and some weather-delayed shopping activity, home sales should pick up, especially if inventory continues to...

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Real Estate IQ Test Shows Gap in Consumers’ Housing Knowledge

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:00

Home owners who purchased a home within the past year scored five points lower on a real estate IQ test than those who had bought a home more than...

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Realtor.com(R) Rolls Out Preferred Pricing for Listing Enhancements

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:00

Realtor.com® has raised the nonmember pricing of its agent listing enhancement product, while REALTORS® will continue to receive a...

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Do Green Homes Fetch Higher Sales Prices?

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:00

In one recent analysis, the median sales price of homes with green, eco-friendly features was $47,600 higher than for homes without any green...

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Mortgage Applications Drop as Borrowing Costs Rise

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:00

For the first time in six weeks, applications for home purchases, viewed as a leading gauge for future home sales, fell, the Mortgage Bankers...

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Fracking: A Growing Threat to Home Values?

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:00

Fracking is being linked to declines in property values of up to 15 percent for nearby homes.

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President Gary Thomas: Not Just a Voice in the Wilderness

Home Ownership Matters - Tue, 2014-04-22 09:51

NAR President Gary Thomas shares his thoughts on President Obama's speech to REALTORS® about housing policy and housing finance reform.

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Statement From NAR President Gary Thomas on President Obama's Housing Finance Reform Speech

Home Ownership Matters - Tue, 2014-04-22 09:51

WASHINGTON (August 6, 2013) –The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Gary Thomas:

“President Obama today outlined key principles of comprehensive housing finance reform during a speech in Phoenix. These principles closely mirror the outline presented by the National Association of Realtors® to the administration in early 2011. NAR believes these principles will contribute to the long-term... Read More

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Information for AEs About NAR's Consumer E-mail Campaign

Home Ownership Matters - Tue, 2014-04-22 09:51

A new NAR e-mail campaign is expected to generate buzz among both consumers and REALTORS®.

Starting the week of July 23, 2012, a series of e-mails will be sent directly from NAR to all U.S. homeowners (approximately 75 million individuals), plus an additional 7 million renters who aspire to become homeowners.

Read the complete Frequently Asked... Read More

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Consumer Communications Campaign FAQ

Home Ownership Matters - Tue, 2014-04-22 09:51

In late July 2012, NAR launched a communications campaign using e-mails and browser ads to educate consumers about ways in which public policies affect homeownership in this country, and begin building a network of consumers to support homeownership issues. This page answers common questions about NAR’s consumer communications outreach efforts.

Q. What is the consumer e-mail campaign all about?

A. The campaign is part... Read More

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March 12, 2012: Raising the Bar

Home Ownership Matters - Tue, 2014-04-22 09:51

In the March 12 edition of "Mondays with Moe," 2012 NAR President Moe Veissi invites one of NAR's most respected leaders and statesmen, 2001 NAR President Richard Mendenhall to share an inspirational story about General Schwarzkopf, and how he began his military career an infantry leader, but found himself in charge of an air patrol of helicopters. He knew he would have to raise the bar if he was going to succeed in his new position that he wasn't skilled in. Mendenhall then relates how this story is similar to what NAR President Moe Veissi is doing with the Rally to... Read More

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March 5, 2012: Register Now for the Rally to Protect the American Dream

Home Ownership Matters - Tue, 2014-04-22 09:51

In the March 5 edition of "Mondays with Moe," 2012 NAR President Moe Veissi announces that the website for the Rally to Protect the American Dream is now live. He encourages every member to go the site now to register, as well as every association to go to the site to request a bus to help bring members to the Rally.

 

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Feb. 21, 2012: 3.8% Health Care Tax and Realtor Rally Update

Home Ownership Matters - Tue, 2014-04-22 09:51

In the February 21st edition of the President's Podcast, 2012 NAR President Moe Veissi discusses two important issues facing REALTORS®. First, he corrects misinformation that members may have heard about a 3.8 percent tax in the new health care law, and reiterates that it is not a transfer tax. Second, he provides an important update on the rally that REALTORS® are holding to protect the American Dream of Home Ownership on May 17th, 2012 in Washington, DC. He encourages everyone to attend to ensure that REALTORS®' voices will be heard.

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How to Plant and Train Vines on a Fence

This Old House - Tue, 2014-04-22 02:00
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to enliven a plain fence with climbing vines and flowering plants
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Study: Words in Listing Ads Can Boost Sales Price

Daily Real Estate News - Tue, 2014-04-22 00:00

A new study suggests placing greater focus on listing all of the features and architectural details of a home in your listing ads could be time...

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10 Markets Where Homes Are Selling the Fastest

Daily Real Estate News - Tue, 2014-04-22 00:00

The national average for days on the market is 102 days, but in some markets, many listings are on the market for a month or even less. 

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Mortgage Giants Revise Housing Forecasts

Daily Real Estate News - Tue, 2014-04-22 00:00

Citing constraints on credit and tight inventories, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have trimmed their housing expectations for this year. 

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Many HOAs Are Underfunded

Daily Real Estate News - Tue, 2014-04-22 00:00

An estimated 70 percent of association-governed communities are underfunded, according to a new report.

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