Monthly Archive:: October 2012

An Enduring Program – VA Home Loan Program Reaches 20 Million Loans

NAR President Moe Veissi celebrates the VA Home Loan Program with Department of Veterans Affairs officials and Elizabeth Carpenter, shown at left, who is the recipient of the 20th million loan through the program. Elizabeth’s son, Joey, rides his...
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October 26, 2012

Things That Go Bump in the Night

  By NAR First Vice President Steve Brown We used to fear things that go bump in the night. With the internet, however, we must now look over our shoulder 24/7/365. eHarmony…AOL…Monster.com…Google…CardSystems Solutions:  what do all these large companies...
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October 22, 2012

Appraisals: Getting it Right

By NAR 2012 Vice President Gary Thomas While the real estate market is certainly started on the road to recovery, there are still a few hurdles that are preventing it from gathering steam.  These include tight credit and uncertainty...
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October 15, 2012

Reforming the Secondary Mortgage Market

By NAR 2012 President Elect Gary Thomas So how do we sustain the housing recovery?  That was the question on the table at a forum put together by the Progressive Policy Institute and the American Action Forum.  It drew...
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October 5, 2012

Distressed or Distraught: The Process of a Real Estate Transaction

by Ron Phipps, 2012 Immediate Past President, NAR So if you are like me, you have been working in real estate for a long time.  You think you have seen it all.  Your body of work includes lots of...
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October 1, 2012