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DOJ Fires Back at NAR With Court Filing of its Own

October 18th, 2021
The courtroom volley between The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) wages on. This time, the DOJ claims that it should be allowed to investigate NAR because its antitrust settlement wasn’t formalized. “Contrary to...

Pandemic Recovery Is Not Flat: Several Metro Counties Still at Risk

October 21st, 2021
While there’s been improvement on the whole since the pandemic came to light almost two years ago, the economy is still in the midst of recovery, with some areas currently at risk while others have mostly recovered. According to a...

CFPB Issues Statement on Discontinuation of LIBOR

October 25th, 2021
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) joined four other federal financial regulatory agencies and state bank and credit union regulators in issuing a statement highlighting the risks posed by the discontinuation of LIBOR (originally an acronym for London Interbank Offered...

Katie Finnegan Named First CEO of RealSure Joint Venture

October 27th, 2021
Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced the appointment of Katie Finnegan as chief executive officer of RealSure®, the company’s iBuyer arm. Finnegan will work to accelerate growth and enhance RealSure’s residential real estate transaction solutions. In her new role, Finnegan will be responsible for...

MBA Introduces 2022 Affordable Homeownership Advisory Council

October 29th, 2021
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) recently announced the members of its 2022 Affordable Homeownership Advisory Council. The Affordable Homeownership Advisory Council and the Affordable Rental Housing Advisory Council were formed in 2019 to provide important strategic and practical guidance to...

Zillow Flames Out of iBuying, Cites ‘Unpredictability’

November 2nd, 2021
In another shocking blow to real estate giant Zillow, the company announced late Tuesday that it would sunset its iBuying arm, Zillow Offers, and bow out of the iBuying game as the company failed to find stability and success flipping...

‘It is Time to Taper,’ Fed Reveals Economic Plan

November 4th, 2021
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met this weekend to approve plans to scale back its asset purchases amid improving economic activity and employment outlooks. As a result, Fed officials announced on Nov. 3 that it would begin “tapering” its...

Infrastructure Bill Passes, Moving Democratic Agenda Forward

November 8th, 2021
The winding, unpredictable process of the two large spending bills Democrats have made their priority in Washington made enormous progress last Friday night as the House passed the narrower $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, potentially bringing closer a final resolution...

Register: How to Maximize Your Technology Arsenal

November 13th, 2021
What: Contact management. Marketing automations. Future planning. Today, technology can help bolster every aspect of your real estate business. Because there are myriad solutions available, however, it can feel overwhelming to choose a tech stack that works with your specific...

Home Prices Keep Shattering Records: How Can Buyers Cope?

November 19th, 2021
(TNS)—Home prices can’t keep going up forever. Can they? During the COVID-19 contagion, Americans proved willing to pay a premium for homes—so much so that home prices shattered all records. Spurred by historically low mortgage rates, lack of inventory and...
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