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Freddie's 3% Down Payments Start Monday, March 23
Freddie Mac will begin offering mortgages with down payments of only 3 percent- the first time they've been this low on the GSE's loans in nearly five years- starting today.
Mortgage Rates Stay Low Heading Into Spring
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to average below 4 percent- a positive sign launching into the spring home-buying season, according to Freddie Mac's weekly mortgage market survey.
The Internet of Things and Your Business
The Internet of Things, a growing web of connectivity among people, devices, and homes will upend the way we interact with the world. Here's a glimpse into how the changes may affect your real estate business and your life.
Increase Your Business with Clients Over 61
By age 61, the majority of people feel free to choose where they most want to live, instead of letting where they live be determined by their responsibilities, according to Merrill Lynch's new study, "Home in Retirement, More Freedom, New Choices".
Hot Legal Issues
NVAR's Legal Counsel write articles and updates on important legal topics. You can find these articles here.
Real Estate Today Radio
Real Estate Today is an-NAR produced national radio show that offers listeners an opportunity to
exchange information and learn from some of the nation’s most recognized
experts on a variety of real estate related topics such as buying and
selling homes, obtaining mortgages, seasonal markets, home improvements
and more. The show also airs nationwide on XM Satellite Radio, and worldwide at www.RETRadio.com. Click here to listen to current or past programs.
Foreclosure help for Nevadans
Did you know that the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has provided a Foreclosure Prevention and Response (FPR) Grant Program to aid REALTORS®, their clients, and the nation’s communities in facing the challenges of the current market? The Nevada Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) received the grant to aid Nevada communities in facing the current foreclosure challenges. NVAR, in conjunction with the local REALTOR® associations, has created a website that offers foreclosure counseling and information to help Nevadans develop coordinated plans of action to prevent foreclosures and respond to their adverse effects.
Click here to visit foreclosurehelpfornevadans.org
Nevada rental deposit
Did you know there are funds available to assist individuals with their initial security deposit through a no interest loan program to move into rental property that the Housing Authority owns or manages? The Nevada Association of REALTORS®, in partnership with local Associations and Nevada Housing Authorities, has created the NVrentaldepositprogram.org website to assist working individuals who meet specific qualifications to tap into this Security Deposit grant money.
Click here to visit nvrentaldepositprogram.org and find out more.