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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

By Collin County Association of REALTORS® | July 30, 2021

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, and what changes they think are sticking around. Listen to the full episode at or wherever you get your podcasts.

Oppler Op-ed: Compensation Model, MLS Are Pro-Consumer

By Collin County Association of REALTORS® | July 23, 2021

As part of the agreement with the DOJ, which was struck last November, NAR committed to making certain changes in its Code of Ethics and MLS policies to further support market competition. However, the DOJ withdrew its consent to the agreement in an unprecedented move earlier this month, and NAR’s mandatory policy changes are now…

Your Real Estate Rundown for June 2021

By Collin County Association of REALTORS® | July 20, 2021

Moving Guide: Tips for an Easier Move

By | July 19, 2021

Are you ready for your exciting new chapter living in Collin County? You’re in for friendly faces and a lot of fun. But before you get to all the great things your town has to offer, you must get through moving day. Here are some tips to make your move quicker and easier.   Let…

New Regulatory Rule Limits Investment Property and Second Home Mortgages

By Collin County Association of REALTORS® | July 14, 2021

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 property and second home mortgages they can purchase. Traditionally, out of the total loans Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac purchased, approximately 12%-16%…

Collin County’s Home Inventory Crisis Becomes the New Norm

By | July 13, 2021

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 time than the year prior. On average, homes sold…

What You Need to Know About Clear Cooperation and Coming Soon Status with Kinski Moss

By | July 12, 2021

On June 24, 2021, Kinski Moss, Texas REALTORS® Director of Board Services, joined CCAR’s virtual Broker/Manager and Independent Broker Network (IBN) event to provide a clear understanding of how to avoid Clear Cooperation fines. Kinski’s presentation answered the question, “Why did I lose out on a sale because a ‘Coming Soon’ seller already accepted an…

The Fight for Fair Housing: NAR President Elect Leslie Rouda Smith Discusses the Special Role REALTORS® Play

By | July 12, 2021

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, systemic segregation, and the role REALTORS® play in the fight for fair housing. Listen to the full episode…

Collin County REALTORS® Host Free Community-Wide Youth Heart Screening Event on July 17

By | June 29, 2021

Summer is the perfect time to check up on your child’s health and the upcoming community-wide “Living for Zachary Heart Screening” event will help you do just that! On Saturday, July 17, the Collin County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) and the North Texas REALTORS® in Action Foundation (NTRIAF) will host a free community-wide special heart…

Are Cash Offers Really King?: Financing in a Residential Transaction

By Collin County Association of REALTORS® | June 24, 2021

This article addresses financing in a residential transaction, with special attention given to FHA/VA financing. A key concept in a transaction relates to the money that makes up the sales price. A buyer may say, “I will pay you $400,000 cash for your house.” The thought of the buyer is that there is something magical…


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