Posts Tagged National Association of Realtors


Remodeling Projects That Bring Joy

Homeowners and renters remodel, redesign, and restructure their home for a variety of reasons. From April through August of 2017, Houselogic.com surveyed consumers about the last home improvement project that they had completed, and the satisfaction that the project gave them upon completion. The “Joy Score” was calculated by combining the share who were happy […]

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McVey named Delaware Realtor of the Year

Submitted News Bob McVey, of Georgetown, was named the 2017 Delaware Realtor of the Year during the Delaware Association of Realtors’ recent annual convention and trade show held at Dover Downs Hotel Casino. The award honors the Delaware Realtor whose service has delivered positive impact to realtor organizations on the national, state and local levels. […]

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High Country Association of Realtors: Busiest September in Decade Powers Real Estate Market

Local real estate activity continued its long standing upward trend through September, with third quarter sales the best in several years. Growth continues to be driven by competitive interest rates, which remain below 4 percent. Inventory has slowly declined as the summer months fade. Realtors in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties sold 239 homes […]

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New app aims to thwart crimes against real estate agents

Crimes against real estate agents are a growing problem, and mobile apps are cropping up to help them stay safe. The latest is called Forewarn, launching Monday, which allows an agent to enter a prospective client’s phone number ahead of a blind meeting and get an instant background check that looks a lot like a […]

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Kent named 2017 South Carolina Realtor of the Year

David Kent, broker in charge of The Real Buyer’s Agent, Charleston’s first exclusive buyer’s agency, was named the association’s 2017 Realtor of the Year at its annual conference and expo. The award is designed to honor and recognize a Realtor® member who has contributed most to the advancement of the real estate profession and community. […]

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Housing lobby enters fray over tax reform

The powerful housing lobby will be in the center of tax reform negotiations on Capitol Hill for the next few weeks as lawmakers try to hammer out the legislation. Republicans want to eliminate prized housing tax breaks to raise revenue in exchange for lowering tax rates. Real estate agents, homebuilders, and investors want to hold […]

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Housing Groups Spar Over Mortgage Deduction

The debate over diminishing the tax incentive for homeownership has created a rift between two powerful trade groups representing real-estate brokers and home builders. The National Association of Home Builders and the National Association of Realtors for decades have been stalwart proponents of the mortgage interest deduction, a cherished break that allows homeowners to deduct […]

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People in Business, Oct. 15

Lakeland Bank recently hosted a luncheon ceremony at its Milton Operations and Training Center to honor colleagues who reached 20 or more years of service with the bank. Colleagues with 10 years of service in the third quarter were also recognized. “Lakeland Bank thanks our colleagues for their long-term commitment to the bank, and congratulates […]

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Value of homeownership rising

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How Trump tax plan would alter mortgage interest deduction – Tribune

Updated 20 hours ago WASHINGTON — Each year, taxpayers subsidize America’s homeowners by roughly $70 billion, with the benefits flowing disproportionately to coastal areas with high incomes and pricey homes, from New York and Washington to Los Angeles and San Francisco. The subsidy for homeowners comes in the form of a deduction from their taxes […]

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