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NAR Board Approves Nationwide Broker Data Entry System

The NAR Board of Directors at its 2015 meeting May 16 in Washington, D.C., approved a partnership between NAR, its wholly owned subsidiary Realtors Property Resource® and another company, UpStream RE, LLC, to create a data entry and collection system for the brokerage community using the RPR® advanced Multi-list platform (AMP™). Click to read more.

Grace Period with New Closing Process?

REALTORS® are requesting that Congress approve a grace period for the enforcement of a new closing process for residential transactions, which is to take effect Aug. 1, so parties can become accustomed to the changes. This was a top priority for the 8,000 REALTORS® in Washington, D.C. last week for the 2015 NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, which includes visits to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress.

New Tools, Techniques in Appraisal World

At a forum at last week's NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo examining how technological advancement is changing the world of valuations, experts from the lending, multiple listing services, and real estate worlds discussed frustrations and new developments in the appraisal industry.professionals.

REALTORS® Tackle Tax Reform, Regulations

While scores of REALTORS® flooded the offices of their congressional representatives as part of last week's NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, at least one representative took some time to reach out to an NAR committee of commercial real estate practitioners.

Linda Rheinberger Appointed   

Linda Rheinberger has been appointed by
NAR 2016 President Tom Salomone as
NAR's My REALTOR® Party Community
Engagement Liaison.


 

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.