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Steal Ideas from Our Best Yard and Garden Transformations Ever

This Old House - 7 hours 14 min ago
Use our most stunning back- and front-yard makeovers to help inspire your outdoor rooms
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Realtors® Commend FEMA for Effective Implementation of Flood Insurance Reforms

Home Ownership Matters - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:42

WASHINGTON (July 23, 2014) – Congressional action and the timely implementation of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act relieved property owners of costly premium hikes and stabilized housing markets where flood insurance is required for a mortgage, said the National Association of Realtors® today in testimony before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. There are additional steps that need to be taken, however, to fully address remaining issues.

“The... Read More

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Timeless Treasure Garden

This Old House - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:05
Salvaged materials, lavish plantings, vintage collectibles—and some sleight of hand—create a new garden with old-world character
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3 Challenges Still Facing the Housing Market

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:00

Existing-home sales picked up momentum in June, but the housing market still faces challenges that are subduing a more robust recovery.

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The Real Reason for an Inventory Shortage?

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:00

While the number of homes for sale nationwide is showing signs of inching up, inventories still remain constrained in many places. Here’s...

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Majority of Buyers Unaware of True Costs of Home Ownership

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:00

Many home buyers recently surveyed say they find the financing process overwhelming, according to a new poll. 

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Refis Drive Rise in Mortgage Applications in Latest Week

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:00

More borrowers submitted mortgage applications to refinance their homes, even though mortgage rates barely budged during the week.

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The 7 Most Energy-Efficient States

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:00

California gets edged out this year as the top state for energy efficiency. Find out which state claimed the top spot this year.

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New realtor.com® Ad Shows Value of REALTORS®

Home Ownership Matters - Tue, 2014-07-22 15:20

Realtor.com®’s humorous new ad incorporates messaging about the value of a REALTOR®. In it, a slightly frazzled mom talks about the importance of accuracy to her family; that’s why they used a REALTOR® and realtor.com to find their house.

The ad is part of a coordinated branding effort between NAR’s Consumer Advertising Campaign and realtor.com, highlighting the value the website and REALTORS® brings to people buying, selling, or investing in a home. The goal of this collaboration is to combine the influence of NAR and realtor.com to reach a... Read More

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New realtor.com®’s ad shows value of REALTORS®

Home Ownership Matters - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:20

Realtor.com®’s released a humorous new ad incorporates messaging about the value of a REALTOR®. In it, a slightly frazzled mom talks about the importance of accuracy to her family; that’s why they used a REALTOR® and realtor.com to find their house.

The ad is part of a coordinated branding effort between NAR’s Consumer Advertising Campaign and realtor.com, highlighting the value the website and REALTORS® brings to people buying, selling, or investing in a home. The goal of this collaboration is to combine the influence of NAR and realtor.com... Read More

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How to Clear Poison Ivy

This Old House - Tue, 2014-07-22 02:05
In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook provides strategies for ridding your yard of this insidious invader
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3 Ways to Turn Home Owners Into Sellers

Daily Real Estate News - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:00

Today’s low interest rates may be spooking potential move-up buyers. Learn how you can help home owners see beyond the percentage points.

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What Consumers Want Smart Homes to Do

Daily Real Estate News - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:00

As smart homes become more popular, consumers are showing an affinity for certain features — but not the high-tech gadgetry that controls...

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JPMorgan Threatens to Stop FHA Loans

Daily Real Estate News - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:00

JPMorgan Chase & Co., the second-largest securitizer of FHA loans, says that without clearer rules on government-sanctioned penalties, it will...

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Facebook Debuts 'Save' Feature for News Feeds

Daily Real Estate News - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:00

You may be able to keep better track of your clients' posts with this new Facebook feature.

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New-Home Construction to Be Low for a While

Daily Real Estate News - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:00

The number of new homes being built will likely remain low for the next two years because of slow household formation, a new research report finds...

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Ex-Lender Gets Prison Time for Short-Sale Payoffs

Daily Real Estate News - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:00

A U.S. district judge in Los Angeles has sentenced a former Bank of America mortgage employee to 30 months in prison for taking $1.2 million in...

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Should You Team Up With Other Agents?

Daily Real Estate News - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:00

Real estate professionals who are struggling to get everything done despite working 80 hours a week should consider incorporating a team-based...

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REALTORS® Talk FHA at the White House

Home Ownership Matters - Mon, 2014-07-21 14:58

NAR President Steve Brown was at the White House recently to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Federal Housing Administration.

Just as REALTORS® were key to the creation of FHA in 1934, REALTORS® are key players in keeping the agency strong today.

During the visit, REALTORS® celebrated FHA's successes, shared what they see as the greatest challenges and opportunities FHA faces today, and provided recommendations on how to ensure its future.

Read more about the visit to to the White House to talk... Read More

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Proposed Rule Issued on AMCs

Home Ownership Matters - Mon, 2014-07-21 14:58

On March 24, 2014, six federal agencies issued a joint proposed rule to implement minimum requirements for state registration and supervision of appraisal management companies (AMCs). States will not be required to establish an AMC registration and supervision program, and there is no penalty imposed on a state that does not establish a regulatory structure for AMCs; however, an AMC will not be able to provide appraisal management services for federally related transactions in states that have not established a regulatory structure laid out in the proposed rule. Participating states will... Read More

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