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FREE Webinar April 21st: REALTOR® Safety
As a REALTOR®, it's important to develop and maintain a personal safety protocol for your business. In this FREE Safety Webinar from NAR, you will learn to look at safety from the perspective of a law enforcement professional. Learn how to identify possible dangers at client meetings and property showings, how to enact common safety practices in your business, and more. Click here to register today.
Did you know that you have access to many great free safety materials for your office? From Crisis Communication checklists to agent itineraries and safety action plans, it's all at your fingertips. Find out more here.
Fed: interest Rate Hikes Likely in June
The Federal Reserve is signaling that it will likely take action on increasing interest rates in two months, despite recent data that show a weakened economy. This would be the first rate increase since 2006.
Q1 Economic Slowdown Does Not Deter Freddie Mac's Positive Forecast for Housing
Freddie Mac is sticking to its previous prediction that 2015 will be the best year for home sales since 2007, according to Freddie Mac's U.S. Economic and Housing Report for April 2015, remaining optimistic about trends in housing markets moving forward for the remainder of the year with mortgage rates low, purchase applications up and pending home sales on a positive upward trend.
Will Lenders Take Boomerang Buyers Back?
Home owners who lost their home to foreclosure during the financial crisis are now trying to step back into home ownership. But a critical question remains: Will mortgage lenders take these ex-owners back, and will they qualify for a mortgage?
Real Estate Likely to Ride 3-Year Wave
The real estate industry is expected to strengthen this year and continue to get stronger through 2017, according to a new report released from the Urban Land Institute Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, which is based on a survey of the industry’s top economists and analysts.real estate industry.