Archive for December, 2016


National Mortgage News – Marginalizing Key Tax Incentives Could …

The National Association of Realtors is warning House Republicans leaders that their tax reform plan would marginalize two long-standing tax incentives for owning a home, which could hurt the housing market. The “decimation of the mortgage interest deduction and real property tax deductions would very likely cause a significant plunge in the value of all […]

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N.Va. Realtors’ outreach efforts extending internationally

The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors had an international presence in 2016. Five members of the local organization were tapped by the National Association of Realtors to serve as Presidential Ambassador Liaisons to real-estate organization in other countries or regions. They included Mayra Pineda, Fairfax Realty, for Guatemala; Lieu Nguyen, Westgate Realty, for Vietnam; Angie […]

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NAR CEO Dale Stinton to Retire, Search Firm Retained

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — After 36 years of service, National Association of Realtors® CEO Dale Stinton will retire from the association in 2017. Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick Struggles has been retained to find Stinton’s replacement. Stinton took over as CEO in November 2005. Previously, he served as chief financial officer and chief information […]

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NAR hunts for next CEO after Dale Stinton’s 36-year run

The National Association of Realtors is officially on the hunt for a new leader. Dale Stinton, the trade group’s CEO since November 2005, will retire in …

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Pending Home Sales Backpedal in November

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Pending home sales dipped in November to their lowest level in nearly a year as the brisk upswing in mortgage rates and not enough inventory dispirited some would-be buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the Northeast saw monthly and annual pending sales gains last month. The Pending Home […]

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Cindy Creamer named Realtor of the Year

Members of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors gathered Dec. 7 at Poseidon Roof Top Bar on Hilton Head Island for the association’s Holiday Mix and Mingle event where Realtors anxiously waited to hear who was chosen to be the 2016 Realtor of the Year. “This distinguished award is given to a Realtor member […]

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NAR CEO Dale Stinton to Retire, Search Firm Retained – PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — After 36 years of service, National Association of Realtors® CEO Dale Stinton will retire from the association in 2017. Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick Struggles has been retained to find Stinton’s replacement. Stinton took over as CEO in November 2005. Previously, he served as chief financial officer and chief information […]

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Pending Home Sales Backpedal in November – PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Pending home sales dipped in November to their lowest level in nearly a year as the brisk upswing in mortgage rates and not enough inventory dispirited some would-be buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the Northeast saw monthly and annual pending sales gains last month. The Pending Home […]

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Open House Statistics – Hartford Courant

While a home buyer will frequently begin his search online based on budget, locations, bedrooms, and bathrooms, the next step for many homebuyers who may be thinking about buying is visiting an open house. Open houses continue to be a prominent marketing tool for today’s home seller. Open houses not only give your home some […]

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Local housing market thrives, mirroring state, national trends

Caption Close ALBANY The Capital Region housing market continues to thrive and has largely recovered from the 2008 recession, mirroring both state and national trends. “Homes are selling in fewer days and for higher prices,” said Marie Bettini, president of the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS. New listings in the Capital Region increased by 9 […]

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