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March 17, 2016



March 17, 2016


FEATURED STORY


Meet 30 Under 30 Finalists;
Voting Opens Tomorrow

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Check out REALTOR® Magazine’s final 50 hopefuls in the 30 Under 30 class of 2016. Then, starting tomorrow, read their profiles (one asks for referrals by delivering s’mores, and another went from living in Section 8 housing to co-owning a real estate company) and cast your vote for the Web Choice Award. See the standouts now.



Tax Killed; Thanks, NAR!

States won’t be able to levy taxes to access the Internet now that NAR-backed bill has passed.


Top Building Code Breaches

Help owners avoid fines and headaches by not committing these top 10 code violations.



NAR Backs Vets’ Protections

NAR urges House to pass bill to restore protections against foreclosure for servicemembers.






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A real estate agent's vehicle is an integral part of their business and that's why FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group LLC), the official automobile manufacturer of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, is offering NAR members AND immediate family members a $500 cash allowance on the purchase or lease of select Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® or Ram models, and the FIAT® 500L. Plus, REALTORS® receive 2 years (up to 8 changes) no-charge oil changes. It's time to close the deal on this offer, so you can help your clients close the deal on their new homes.





INDUSTRY NEWS FROM REALTOR® MAGAZINE

Signs of a Bad Moving Company
Home Features Most Desired by Age
1 Million Borrowers Regained Equity Last Year
Decks vs. Patios: Which Is More Popular?
These Buyer Compromises May Be Worth It





RESEARCH & STATISTICS

Pending Sales Ease Slightly in January
Watch NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun explain why pending home sales declined to begin 2016 but remain slightly higher than a year ago. Also find out which U.S. region saw an uptick in contract activity in January.

The January Housing Market at a Glance
Check out this infographic of housing market activity based on data from January home sales, the REALTORS® Confidence Index, and foot traffic.

How Owners are Showing Their Green
On this Saint Patrick’s Day, we celebrate the green with an infographic highlighting the latest data on green home features.

Brian Buffini's Success Tour™ is the premier event for real estate professionals looking to learn the most effective sales and marketing strategies.





LEGAL

No Duty to Disclose Off-Site Conditions
A federal appellate court has ruled that New Jersey’s property condition disclosure law didn’t require a developer to disclose the personality traits of a buyer’s neighbor. The neighbor allegedly harassed the buyer after she purchased a home from the developer.





LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY

NAR Supports Vets’ Foreclosure Relief
NAR is urging the House to pass a bill that would restore and extend to military personnel leaving active duty the one-year protection from foreclosure provided under 2003’s Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The bill passed the Senate unanimously. See next steps.

Vote on Housing Bill, NAR Urges Senate
NAR has asked the Senate to act on HR 3700. It contains provisions to ease FHA restrictions on condo sales and purchases; provides permanent authority for the approval of Rural Housing Service loans; and reforms federally assisted rental housing programs.

FAA Drone Group: NAR Sole Housing Rep
The only housing industry group asked to participate in a new FAA drone working group is NAR (it accepted). The rulemaking committee will develop recommendations for performance-based standards for the classification and operation of certain unmanned aircraft systems.

Supreme Court to Hear Water Case
In the biggest Clean Water Act case in a decade, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether government assertions of CWA jurisdiction may be challenged in court. The case could affect all public and private entities engaged in land use and development.

MORE…Senate Committee Holds UAS Hearing
Private Flood Insurance Update
NAR Comments on Appraisal Threshold

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March 24, 2016: Where to Build Apartments Webinar



Hear the best markets for new apartment projects in a free webinar sponsored by AppFolio.



May 9-14, 2016: REALTORS® Legislative Meetings



Start planning for this must-attend Washington, D.C., event now.



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



Be sure to be there. Block time for next year’s big event now.




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