Spring Has Sprung: What Every Listing Needs to Rake in the Offers

March, 23 2023

Spring is here. Buyers are coming out in search of their new home, and sellers are ready to list, with 40% of home sales occurring from March through June (NAR). Although projections suggest there will still be a lack of inventory this spring, listings will not fly off the market like they did a year…

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10 Reasons to Attend RISMedia’s CEO & Leadership Exchange This September

March, 23 2023

More than 500 of real estate’s most influential leaders will be gathering in the nation’s capital this September 5-7 for RISMedia’s 35th annual CEO & Leadership Exchange, taking place at the famed Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Join us at this time-honored event which convenes the industry’s best minds to collectively chart a successful path…

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Where Are Houses Cheaper Than Condos?

March, 23 2023

Looking to upsize from your cozy condo to a home of your own? While it might sound impossible, worry not. Going from a condo to a house is more than possible in 21 of the 200 largest U.S. cities, according to a new report from Point2. Point2’s new report analyzed the median price for sold…

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51% of Homeowners Use Surveillance Technology

March, 23 2023

With more easy-to-install products hitting the market, the majority of American homeowners (51%) are utilizing some form of surveillance technology in or around their homes, according to a new report from LendingTree.  LendingTree’s new report surveyed more than 2,000 consumers to learn how and why they use surveillance technology with the reasons ranging from deterring…

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Agents, Teams Earn a Place on Top 100 List

March, 23 2023

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties announces that four of the company’s agents and teams have placed prominently in the Los Angeles Business Journal list of the county’s Top 100 Residential Real Estate Agents in 2022. The rankings are in order of sales volume for closed residential transactions within Los Angeles County in 2022. Each brokerage…

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RISMedia’s 2023 Real Estate Newsmakers: Meet the Influencers

March, 22 2023

In February, RISMedia named more than 300 real estate professionals as 2023 Real Estate Newsmakers. Each of these individuals—separated into six categories—was either nominated by you, the RISMedia reader or chosen by our editors.\ RISMedia Newsmakers also made newsworthy contributions within their own communities or the industry as a whole and have dedicated their lives…

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Rent Growth Slows to Nearly Two-Year Low in January

March, 22 2023

U.S. annual single-family rent growth continued to slow year over year in January, declining for the ninth straight month to 5.7%, according to a new report from CoreLogic. CoreLogic’s latest Single-Family Rent Index found that in January rent growth and gains in all four price tiers were still higher in January than before the pandemic.…

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Mortgage Applications Increase for Third Week

March, 22 2023

Mortgage applications increased for the third-straight week, up 3.0% from last week’s 6.5% increase, according to the latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) for the week ending March 17, 2023. This week’s numbers: The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 3.0% on a seasonally adjusted…

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NAR Comments on NFIP Reauthorization and Reform

March, 13 2023

Download NAR's statement to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance supporting the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) reauthorization and reform legislation.

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House Blocks Biden WOTUS Rule

March, 13 2023

The House Joint Resolution, if enacted, would terminate the Biden WOTUS rulemaking utilizing the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which provides a mechanism for Congress to overturn certain final agency actions.

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FHA Announces Increased Forty-Year Term for Loan Modifications

March, 9 2023

The FHA rule permits lenders to provide an extended modification to borrowers after a default episode to assist in avoiding foreclosures.

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House Passes Remote Online Notarization Legislation

February, 28 2023

If the legislation becomes a federal law, the SECURE Notarization Act would provide meaningful relief to America’s homeowners and prospective buyers by allowing immediate, nationwide use of remote online notarization technology.

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NAR Comments on FinCEN’s Beneficial Ownership Access Rule

February, 27 2023

This rule will govern when beneficial ownership information may be disclosed to government officials, regulators, financial institutional and law enforcement.

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NAR Joins Coalition Letter Urging Premium Reduction and Ending Life of Loan Requirement

February, 22 2023

NAR has continuously advocated for responsibly reducing the mortgage insurance premium (MIP) to help qualified buyers in the current market.

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NAR Comments on Appraisal Bias Hearing

February, 10 2023

In response to the Appraisal Subcommittee's hearing on appraisal bias, NAR stated its commitment to fair housing and efforts to confront racial bias and discrimination in real estate.

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NAR Asks FHA To Collaborate With Other Regulators on New Reconsideration of Value Proposal

February, 3 2023

NAR joined a group of industry and consumer groups in a response to the FHA's request for comment on its proposed revision to a mortgagee letter on reconsideration of value (ROV).

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