Real Estate Policies

Most real estate pros disagree with ‘master bedroom’ name change

Most real estate pros disagree with ‘master bedroom’ name change


In a survey sent to the more than 100,000 readers of Agent Publishing’s magazines, agents and brokers sounded off about a change that some real estate companies and associations are making, as well as other moves that might make the industry more inclusive.

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How to combat inequality and discrimination in homeownership

How to combat inequality and discrimination in homeownership


As the divide between African American and white homeownership increases, the National Association of Realtors is working to educate Realtors on discrimination and stimulate homeownership.

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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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How real estate agents can ensure safe home inspections during the COVID-19 crisis

How real estate agents can ensure safe home inspections during the COVID-19 crisis


One home inspector weighs in on the difficulties of doing his job during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Georgia MLS and First MLS adjust to COVID-19 reality

Georgia MLS and First MLS adjust to COVID-19 reality


Multiple listing services across the country are waiving or reducing fees and offering new services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Will these innovations become permanent?

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Government-backed loan program is just the beginning

Government-backed loan program is just the beginning


Small business owners could help keep their businesses running through a combination of Paycheck Protection Program loans and private loans.

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State clears way for remote notarizations

State clears way for remote notarizations


Georgia joins states across the nation to allow videoconferencing in closings and notarizations.

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Myriad of COVID-19 orders prompts clarification from real estate associations

Myriad of COVID-19 orders prompts clarification from real estate associations


As coronavirus advisories evolve and emerge from a number of government sources, real estate agencies are turning to their local associations for answers.

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NAR letter promises more support to Realtors during COVID-19 crisis

NAR letter promises more support to Realtors during COVID-19 crisis


The COVID-19 outbreak has the association working overtime to bring relief and timely updates for real estate professionals.

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Pocket listing rule approved by NAR

Pocket listing rule approved by NAR


While the association has moved to institute new rules around what to do about off-MLS listings, there are some who say it restricts trade and others who feel it doesn’t go far enough to force brokers to share listing data.

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