Archive for August, 2017


Realtors Receive Grant to Develop Art Park – West Kentucky Star …

PADUCAH, KY – The City of Paducah received notification from the Paducah Board of Realtors that a $4000 national grant has been approved to develop the Art Park at 432 Broadway. The small, corner lot is a vacant city-owned space in historic downtown Paducah.   The park’s components will include a sign at the corner identifying […]

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US home prices surge in June, led by Seattle

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices climbed higher in June with gains that are eclipsing income growth — creating affordability pressures for would-be buyers. The Standard Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.7 percent in June, according to a Tuesday report. The separate national average rose as well, putting it 4.3 points above […]

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Real estate’s big players respond to Hurricane Harvey

Keller Williams’ charity arm, KW Cares, has three bright-red 18-wheeler trucks parked at a depot outside Austin, Texas, ready to enter Houston. Packed with generators, nonperishable food, diapers, cleaning supplies, wheelbarrows, flashlights and more, the trucks have been prepared to roll out since Monday, when Hurricane Harvey continued to make its ugly way through the […]

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Real Estate’s Big Players Respond To Hurricane Harvey – Inman

Keller Williams’ charity arm, KW Cares, has three bright-red 18-wheeler trucks parked at a depot outside Austin, Texas, ready to enter Houston. Packed with generators, nonperishable food, diapers, cleaning supplies, wheelbarrows, flashlights and more, the trucks have been prepared to roll out since Monday, when Hurricane Harvey continued to make its ugly way through the […]

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US home prices up in June, led by 13% Seattle surge

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices climbed higher in June with gains that are eclipsing income growth — creating affordability pressures for would-be buyers. The Standard Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.7 percent in June, according to a Tuesday report. The separate national average rose as well, putting it 4.3 points above its […]

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National Association of Realtors urges reauthorization of federal flood insurance program

by Blake Boldt August 29, 2017 In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has created a petition encouraging members to support the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is set to expire Sept. 30. The NFIP was developed in 1968 to “reduce the impact of flooding on […]

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Workshop offers realtors a better understanding of the impact of climate change on real estate investments

(August 21, 2017 – Asheville, N.C.): Natural disasters have become a significant factor underlying mortgage default. Weather patterns are changing, creating new risks for real estate investing. Traditional risk mitigation strategies such as insurance and disaster relief funds are increasingly falling short leaving homeowners with significant debt and little to no equity. Ecological Services and Markets […]

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Homeowners worry as National Flood Insurance Program set to end

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Housing shortage continues to push Capital Region prices higher

Analysis of Capital Region real estate is still showing signs of a sellers’ market, with a busy summer season underway. According to a latest monthly report from the Greater Capital Association of Realtors, buyers continue to seek out homes from an inventory that continues to shrink, while sellers are seeing multiple-offer situations above list price […]

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Stress Less: How REALTORS® Can Plan for Quarterly Taxes

As a REALTOR®, you’re on call around the clock for your clients. Every day is different, and the variety is one of the many reasons it’s such an attractive profession. Despite the flexibility that being a REALTOR® affords you, there’s one element that must follow a firm schedule: your taxes. The Basics of Quarterly Taxes […]

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