Real Estate Policies

Loan limit boost of 7.4% good for Houston buyers

This means homebuyers will be able to borrow up to the new level without triggering higher interest rates.

CDC imposes eviction moratorium through 2020

Real estate industry associations oppose the decision and are calling on Congress to provide rental assistance to housing providers.

New guide helps community associations navigate reopening during COVID-19

The Community Associations Institute has released detailed safety guidelines for homeowner associations grappling with how to reopen amidst pandemic concerns.

Most real estate pros disagree with ‘master bedroom’ name change

In a survey sent to the more than 100,000 readers of Agent Publishing’s magazines, agents and brokers sounded off about a change that some real estate companies and associations are making, as well as other moves that might make the industry more inclusive.

How to combat inequality and discrimination in homeownership

As the divide between African American and white homeownership increases, the National Association of Realtors is working to educate Realtors on discrimination and stimulate homeownership.

Recovering rent amid the COVID-19 crisis

While landlords might be tempted to turn to collection agencies to try to recoup rent owed by delinquent tenants after the financial hardships caused by the coronavirus-related shutdowns, that might not be the best course of action. Find out why.

Despite industry objections, qualified mortgage patch still expected to expire

Though NAR has urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to extend the rule, the agency’s director would only agree to take into account disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic in managing the transition.

How real estate agents can ensure safe home inspections during the COVID-19 crisis

One home inspector weighs in on the difficulties of doing his job during the coronavirus pandemic.

NAR letter promises more support to Realtors during COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 outbreak has the association working overtime to bring relief and timely updates for real estate professionals.

Will pocket listing controversies finally be resolved next month?

The debate over what NAR and multiple listing services should do about off-MLS listings seems to be coming to a head, though the final policy isn’t fully ironed out yet. Find out where it looks to be heading.

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