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For the Betterment of Our Families: How the Pandemic Has Changed What Buyers Look for in a Home with Marissa Benat https://growthzonesitesprod.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/1512/2021/07/for-the-betterment-of-our-families-how-the-pandemic-has-changed-what-buyers-look-for-in-a-home-with-marissa-benat-soundbite.mp4 Come sit at the table with real estate pros Marissa Benat, CCAR President-Elect, and Ron Leach, CCAR President, as they discuss how the pandemic has changed what buyers look for in a home,…

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Eviction Ban Set to Expire The Biden Administration on Thursday said it would not attempt to unilaterally extend the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) national eviction moratorium, allowing it to expire on July 31. In a statement, the White House acknowledged a recent Supreme Court ruling on the issue, saying, “. . .…

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Oppler Op-ed: Compensation Model, MLS Are Pro-Consumer National Association of REALTORS® President Charlie Oppler is promoting the real estate industry’s compensation model and multiple listing service in a new national op-ed, explaining their pro-consumer benefits after the U.S. Department of Justice reneged on its settlement with the association. As part of the agreement with the…

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New Regulatory Rule Limits Investment Property and Second Home Mortgages By Mickey Lynam (NMLS 974623), IBERIABANK Mortgage, Member of CCAR’s REALTOR®/Lender Committee The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) which regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two largest purchasers of mortgage loans from mortgage originators, has placed a tighter cap on the number of investment…

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Collin County’s Home Inventory Crisis Becomes the New Norm The Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) reports that, despite increased profits, homeowners remained reluctant to sell in June. This continued reluctance increased ongoing inventory shortages, as demand remained strong for North Texas homes. In June, homes remained on the market for 15 days, 70.0% less…

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The Fight for Fair Housing: NAR President Elect Leslie Rouda Smith Discusses the Special Role REALTORS® Play https://growthzonesitesprod.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/1512/2021/07/the-fight-for-fair-housing-nar-president-elect-leslie-rouda-smith-discusses-the-special-role-realtors-play-soundbite.mp4 Real estate professionals have a special role to play in the fight for fair housing, are you ready? In this episode of Welcome to the Top, NAR President Elect Leslie Rouda Smith discusses implicate bias, wealth gaps,…

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Collin County Home Prices Continue to Rise with the Summer Heat The Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) reports that in May, Collin County homebuyers continued to pay over list price as they competed for limited homes, raising Collin County’s most popular price point by $200,000. In May, homes remained on the market for 67.9%…

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Legal Landmines of 2021: Recording Devices and Facebook Ads Originally Published in the April 2021 Edition of North DFW Real Producers Magazine What are the top legal landmines of 2021 and what do you need to do to make sure you are safe? Trista Curzydlo, J.D. identfied two at CCAR’s Blast Off 2021, and agent…

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Increased Inventory Fails to Satiate Buyer Demand in Collin County The Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) reports that despite increased new listings, demand continued to drive prices higher in April as homes sold faster and for more money than months prior. While buyers had more new listings to consider in April compared to the…

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