He’s All In. Here’s Why He Says You Should to Be, Too; 12 Trends to Shape Housing

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January 21, 2016



January 21, 2016


FEATURED STORY


He’s All In. Here’s Why He
Says You Should Be, Too

NAR
 

NAR President Tom Salomone intends to give the job his all — and then some — and he expects the same of you. Find out why a call from the president, or someone representing him, may be in your future.



12 Trends to Shape Housing

These 12 emerging trends will influence real estate choices in 2016 and for years to come.


Graphic: 2016 Predictions

See what’s expected in the housing market and the economy for 2016 in this infographic.



Lower Foot Traffic a Sign?

Foot traffic slowed in December. This graphic shows how it could signal a sluggish spring.






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RESEARCH & STATISTICS

2016 Market Predictions at a Glance
See what’s expected in the housing market and the economy for 2016 in this infographic.

November Year-to-Year Markets Improve
November market conditions were much the same as those in October, but they were also better than those a year ago, according to the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index. Read why.

Foot Traffic Down; Sluggish Spring?
Foot traffic slowed in December 2015. Check out this infographic to see why this could be a signal of potential sluggishness in spring.

Student Loan Burden Varies by Region
The number of buyers who report difficulty in saving for a down payment increased to 13% in 2015, and of those, 51% said student loan debt made saving the most strenuous step in the buying process. Read on for interesting regional differences.

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LEGAL

Court Dismisses RESPA Case
An Alabama federal court has rejected claims of RESPA violations brought against an affiliated brokerage and title company. It found consumers had received the proper disclosures and that the disclosures didn’t have to exactly replicate RESPA regulation language.

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LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY

New Title Regs Target Money Laundering
A temporary rule requires some title insurers to identify the natural persons behind companies paying all cash for high-end properties in Manhattan and Miami-Dade County. NAR is meeting with federal officials to discuss this and other efforts to curb money laundering and terrorist financing.

More Homes Destroyed by Wildfires
A zone with 46 million single-family homes, several hundred thousands of businesses, and more than 120 million residents and growing is at a higher risk from wildfires because development bumps up against forests. A new report details the risks, including the number of homes lost. Read highlights.

FHFA Finalizes Home Loan Bank Rule
New, final rule lets banks remain members of the Federal Home Loan Bank system without holding any mortgage-related assets. Read more.

FIRPTA Withholding Rate Rises to 15%
The recently-enacted Protecting American Taxpayers from Tax Hikes Act includes two NAR-supported provisions affecting the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act that are estimated to boost significantly foreign investment in U.S. commercial real estate. Read more.

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NAR and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are joining forces to benefit youth in communities nationwide. Share your time, knowledge, and resources. Contact your local and state association to find out about efforts planned for your community. Get more details now.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR



March 11-13, 2016: National Land Conference



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March 15-18, 2016: MIPIM Convention



Save €575 until March 7 on this Cannes, France, event where you can find new business overseas and showcase your expertise.



May 9-14, 2016: REALTORS® Legislative Meetings



Spring will be here before you know it. Hold the dates for this Washington, D.C., event now.



Nov. 4-7, 2016: REALTORS® Conference & Expo



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