Who’ll Own Real Estate’s Future? Take Action on Patent Trolls

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JULY 30, 2015


FEATURED STORY


Who Will Own the
Real Estate Industry’s Future?

Data-Sharing Dilemmas
 

As brokers coalesce around the idea of a new system for entering listing data, executives meeting in California talk about the challenges and benefits of such a system. Their insights on “Project Upstream” and other critical technology issues are revealed in “Data-Sharing Dilemmas: Ownership of Real Estate’s Future.” Read more.



Take Action on Patent Trolls

Stop patent trolls and frivolous lawsuits. Ask your representative to back H.R. 9.


Video: Home Sales, Prices Up

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun explains June’s home sales and why prices beat 2006 numbers.



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RESEARCH & STATISTICS

Watch: June Home Sales Up; Prices Way Up
Watch the latest video from NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun as he breaks down the rise in June home sales and explains why prices passed the 2006 peak.

June Existing-Home Sales At a Glance
See highlights of June existing-home sales data in this easy-to-scan infographic.

Exchanges 39% of Members’ Sales Volume
Dig into NAR’s new data showing how important like-kind exchanges are to real estate investors, brokers, agents, and REALTORS®. (Hint: 1031 exchanges comprised more than one-third of members’ 2014 sales volume.)

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LEGAL

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Read the latest edition of The Legal Pulse newsletter, which analyzes legal trends in risk management areas that affect your business.

Up in the Air on Drones? FAQs Help
Check out NAR’s answers to members’ frequently asked questions about unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones.

Counterclaim Against NAR Dismissed
In the final piece of the litigation involving the website neighborcity.com, which is operated by the American Home Realty Network, the court has entered judgment in NAR’s favor over allegations of antitrust violations. Read more.





LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY

It’s Official: TRID Launches Oct. 3
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced that the previously proposed Oct. 3 start date for the new TILA-RESPA integrated disclosure rule is now set. Read more.

Stop Diverting G-Fees, Says Coalition
NAR and 8 banking and housing trade groups are urging Senate leaders to prevent Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s guarantee fees from being used as a source of funding for the extension of transportation programs.

REALTOR® Joins House Drone Panel
Joining representatives of other industries interested in using drones in their business on a House panel last week was Andrew Barbar, 2014 chair of NAR’s Risk Management Committee. Read more about the panel’s message to lawmakers.

NAR Suggests Fixes on Photo Scraping
NAR has filed comments with the U.S. Copyright Office suggesting a number of changes that would help the real estate industry combat the problem of photo scraping. See the suggestions.

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