Monthly Archive:: December 2011

Don’t Let Flood Insurance Dampen Sales

By Steve Brown, First Vice President, National Association of REALTORS® On December 17, Congress passed an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, known as NFIP, until May 31, 2012. This is good news because NAR research estimates that each...
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December 27, 2011

‘Tis the Season of Hope

By Steve Brown, First Vice President, National Association of REALTORS® Winston Churchill once said, “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” I’d like to add...
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December 19, 2011

Down with Higher Down Payments

By Gary Thomas, 2012 President-Elect, National Association of REALTORS® In 2011, all of you heard quite a bit about a devastating provision in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law called the Qualified Residential Mortgage or QRM. There was quite a...
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December 14, 2011

What Do Today’s Home Buyers Look Like?

By Gary Thomas, 2012 President-Elect, National Association of REALTORS® There was so much helpful and interesting information presented at Annual.   Sometimes it can be a little overwhelming!  Only now, a few weeks later, am I catching up on all...
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December 6, 2011

Transfer Tax Victory in Louisiana

By Moe Veissi, 2012 President, National Association of REALTORS® Moe shares a huge victory for REALTORS® in Louisiana and the REALTOR® Party Initiative, where the two groups came together to permanently ban real estate transfer taxes in that state....
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December 2, 2011