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NAR Call to Action: Protect REALTORS® From Patent Troll Abuse

 

It is essential that your Member of Congress understands why REALTORS® are supporting H.R. 9- The Innovation Act of 2015. H.R.9 will take vital steps to protect the real estate industry from frivolous lawsuits brought by patent trolls.  Right now the trolls are pushing back on Congress by using the same threats and extortion tactics they use on Main Street businesses to try to prevent an up or down vote in the House. It is critical that you urge your Member of Congress to support this important legislation – don’t let the trolls win.businesses. Click here to contact your U.S. Representative and urge them to support H.R. 9- The Innovation Act

TRID Start Date Bumped to Oct. 3 


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced that its Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule will take effect Oct. 3. The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule is expected to have sweeping changes on the real estate industry by merging the HUD-1 Settlement Statement, the Good Faith Estimate, and the Truth-in-Lending disclosure form into two new closing forms. The new rule also aims to provide consumers with more time to review the total costs of their mortgage prior to closing.


Winners of Free Registration for  NAR's 2015 REALTORS® Conference Announced 


NVAR would like to congratulate Brad Spires and Amber DeLillo-Diskin, winners of a free registration for this year's NAR REALTORS® Conference & Expo, which will be held November 13-16 in San Diego. This is NAR's biggest annual member gathering, and this year's event promises four packed days of education, networking, motivation and fun for 20,000 members and guests.  Congratulations Brad and Amber! Have YOU registered yet?  Don't miss out on this great event!  To find out more and to register, click here.
Show off your skills and win a free registration to the event plus a $2000 cash prize by participating in this year's REALTORS® Got Talent Season Six contest!  Click here for more information.

Realtor.com's New Web Series Targets Millennial First-Time Buyers   


Realtor.com® has launched a five-episode digital video series starring Elizabeth Banks. The webisodes are part of realtor.com®’s national marketing initiative, which launched in May at the NAR Midyear, and entertainingly deliver advice on the start-to-finish stages of the home-buying process. The series was specifically developed to reach millennials, the largest demographic for first-time home buyers, in a format they are comfortable with. The series is the company’s latest effort to position realtor.com® as the best real-time resource to help potential buyers, sellers and renters of homes make the most informed real estate decisions.

3 Reasons Why It's a Great Time for Sellers  

Rising home prices, demand from home buyers, and less competition is making 2015 a stellar year to sell for many U.S. home owners across the country, says Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac's vice president. Here are three factors behind why this year is shaping up more favorably for sellers.  


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