Shattering the Glass Ceiling in Real Estate

December, 3 2021

The real estate industry is dominated by powerhouse women entrepreneurs. Women are likely to enter real estate not only because of their interest in the field and the flexibility the industry provides, but also because of their strong desire to help families and work with people. The pandemic has been difficult on women’s careers. In […]

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Register for RISMedia’s ‘Rocking in the New Year 2022,’ Taking Place Jan. 6

December, 3 2021

Join RISMedia and our all-star line-up of real estate leaders and visionaries to gear up for maximum success in the New Year. Power brokers, subject matter experts, top-producing agents and some of the industry’s best coaches and trainers will share critical advice and hands-on strategies for tackling the challenges and optimizing the opportunities that lie […]

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Zillow Sees Stock Bump After Selloff of iBuying Properties

December, 3 2021

Zillow is getting a slight reprieve from its recent iBuying woes. The real estate giant is enjoying a modest stock rebound following a Dec. 2 announcement that it has sold or is in the process of selling more than half of its remaining iBuying inventory as it continues to wind-down Zillow Offers.  “We are pleased […]

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The Impact of Student Loan Debt: Is Now the Time for Governmental Action?

December, 3 2021

A new study from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) shows that student loan debt is delaying 60% of non-homeowning millennials from purchasing their first homes. The survey further demonstrates that 51% of all holders of student loan debt have had home-purchase delays because of it. Overall, the Federal Reserve estimates that Americans have a […]

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Mortgage Rates Stable Heading Into Continued Pandemic Uncertainty

December, 3 2021

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.11% for the week ending Dec. 2, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS). Mortgage details: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.11% with an average 0.6 point for the week ending Dec. 2, 2021, up slightly from last week when it averaged 3.10%. Last year, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.71%. […]

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Curbio Names Jennifer A. Moyer as Chief Financial Officer

December, 3 2021

Curbio has announced Jennifer A. Moyer as its new chief financial officer. Moyer joins Curbio with nearly three decades of financial experience, most recently serving as the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of the Upside Travel Company. Throughout the course of her career, she has held several executive leadership positions, including chief financial officer of […]

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How 1REport Empowers Agents for Success in the Digital Era

December, 2 2021

“We knew we were building something big, but we didn’t know how big,” says Allen Alishahi, referring to the past year of growth his company has seen. Last year, ShelterZoom—the four-year-old startup Alishahi co-founded after his 30-year career as a Staten Island, New York, broker—launched a digitally secure platform called DocuWalk. This full suite of […]

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Emerging Tech: AI and 5G Will Be Game Changers for Real Estate

December, 2 2021

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in real estate, supplementing agent and broker efforts to build relationships and provide value to homebuyers, sellers and investors. While the last decade has seen significant tech growth, industry experts addressed the future of its applications in real estate at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) annual REALTOR® […]

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NAR Submits Comments on FHFA's Reproposed Capital Rule

November, 24 2021

NAR submitted a comment letter to the FHFA in response to its request for input on changes to the 2020 enterprise regulatory capital framework (ERCF), or capital rule.

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OSHA Ordered to Suspend Implementation of Vaccine Rule for Employers

November, 18 2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ordered that OSHA "take no steps to implement or enforce" the vaccine rule for employers "until further court order."

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DOL Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Issues Vaccine Rule for Employers

November, 5 2021

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Vaccine Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to establish COVID-19 vaccination, vaccination verification and workplace testing requirements for employers with over 100 employees.

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NAR Leaders Join HUD Event on Appraisal Matters

October, 29 2021

In a follow-up conversation, NAR staff stressed the value in continued engagement with REALTORS® and industry professionals, especially appraisers. Learn more about the event.

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NAR Submits Recommendations to the FHFA for GSE Equity Plans

October, 29 2021

NAR submitted its response to the FHFA’s request for input on the Enterprises Equitable Housing Finance plans. Check out NAR's suggestions.

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New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Sworn In

October, 15 2021

On October 12, 2021, Rohit Chopra was sworn in as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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What Happens During a Government Shutdown?

September, 28 2021

By midnight on September 30, 2021, the President and Congress must agree on a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government, or we could have a partial shutdown of some government operations.

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House Passes Remote Online Notarization Legislation

September, 27 2021

If this bill becomes law, this amendment would authorize every notary in the US to perform remote online notarizations (RON), with appropriate safety standards.

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