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Hispanic homeownership reached historic highs before COVID-19. What now?

Hispanic homeownership reached historic highs before COVID-19. What now?


Amongst the current pandemic, the real estate market has been at an all-time low, but how are individual communities affected?

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Purchase applications in Georgia beat out last year’s numbers

Purchase applications in Georgia beat out last year’s numbers


Economists with the Mortgage Bankers Association predict mortgage rates will remain low for the next couple of years, though there is at least one scenario under which they could rise more quickly.

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Self-care and financial advice from 3 real estate heavyweights

Self-care and financial advice from 3 real estate heavyweights


Coach Brian Buffini, broker Leigh Brown and association leader Paula Monthofer offered solace and techniques to help Realtors weather the COVID-19 storm.

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Realtors just say no to open houses

Realtors just say no to open houses


Atlanta area Realtors say they’re standing firm when it comes to open houses that attract dozens of potential buyers.

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Will COVID-19 push appraisals toward automation?

Will COVID-19 push appraisals toward automation?


Both the way appraisers approach their work and the adoption of AVMs and other technology-based valuations will likely see major changes in the coming years, according to experts.

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Macon broker named No. 1 in Top 250 Latino Agents list

Macon broker named No. 1 in Top 250 Latino Agents list


The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals released its Top 250 Latino Agents Report, recognizing the best Latino agents in the business. How did Atlanta do?

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Despite industry objections, qualified mortgage patch still expected to expire

Despite industry objections, qualified mortgage patch still expected to expire


Though NAR has urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to extend the rule, the agency’s director would only agree to take into account disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic in managing the transition.

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Chris Christie and Rahm Emanuel offer political predictions to Realtors

Chris Christie and Rahm Emanuel offer political predictions to Realtors


In a virtual version of NAR’s annual political forum, the former governor and former mayor dished on the upcoming election and the political ramifications of the local and national responses to the COVID-19 crisis.

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GAR survey shows small rebound in home search interest

GAR survey shows small rebound in home search interest


Georgia Association of Realtors members say in a recent survey that buyer interest is slowly returning.

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NAR survey: Buyers want home offices, yards and larger residences

NAR survey: Buyers want home offices, yards and larger residences


The weekly flash survey by the National Association of Realtors shows that buyers are looking for different features post-COVID-19.

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