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NAR Celebrates Fair Housing Month by Raising Awareness

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is raising awareness for fair housing to celebrate the 44th anniversary of  the Fair Housing Act, which was introduced in 1968. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion,

The Problems of Escalating Contract Failures

An interesting nugget of information on contract failures, was tucked away in the National Association of Realtor’s latest press release on existing-home sales. Amidst the details on sales (which were down 0.9 percent monthly but up 8.8 percent year, in case

Dimensions of a Housing Recovery

All week, we’ve been reporting on the different dimensions of the housing recovery. From housing’s relationship with the greater economic progression of 2012, to positive projections from Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, to the continually high interest from Americans

Baird & Warner Ad Campaign Hopes to "Reinvigorate" the Market

Baird & Warner has unveiled an unconventional ad campaign that addresses theresidential sales market head-on and encourages consumers to see the possibilities of how homeownership can lead to a more fulfilling

This Week in Real Estate: Home Sales, Lawsuits and Smokey Mirrors

How did existing-home sales look in January? Is Quicken Loans preparing to take the stand in the nation’s highest court? And could Illinois become even more smoke free? We look at the week’s top news (Feb. 20 – Feb.

This Week in Real Estate: Affordability, Financial Saviors and Constructing Optimism

How affordable have homes become? How did residential construction begin the year? And how will foreclosures react to the mortgage settlement? We survey the week’s top news in real estate (Feb. 13 to Feb. 17) by the

Residential Construction Employment: First Increase Since 2005

By Bill McBride Construction employment increased by 17 thousand jobs in December, and is now down 2.18 million jobs from the peak in April 2006. Total construction employment increased by 46 thousand jobs in 2011. This was the first

This Week in Real Estate: HAMPers, MIDs and an Acquisition

What were the results of CoreLogic’s latest HPI? Is the government finally unveiling a plan for its REO inventory? And how many Keller Williams offices did Coldwell Banker acquire?  Here’s a quick rundown of stats from this week’s news (Jan. 9 –

This Week in Real Estate: Data Revisions, Lawsuits and Student Loans

Is the National Association of Realtors (NAR) finally revising its existing home sales data? What’s going on with appraisals? And how do student loans affect housing? Here’s a quick rundown of stats from this week’s news (Dec. 12 – Dec.

HUD Grants $749 Million to Housing for Low-Income Seniors and Disabled

Affordable housing is now within reach for thousands of very low-income senior citizens and people with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Wednesday it will grant more than $749 million to housing assistance programs

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