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NAR helps secure federal funds for transportation, flooding
NAR helps secure federal funds for transportation, flooding

It was a hard-fought effort to procure federal funds in the middle of a recession, but NAR announced that the president is poised to sign a bill that provides money for road projects and flooding.

@properties rolls out national franchise program
@properties rolls out national franchise program

The Chicago-based brokerage is taking it to the next level by going national.

Who’s doing better in home sales, liberals or conservatives?
Who’s doing better in home sales, liberals or conservatives?

A new report by Redfin shows counties of both political stripes are benefiting from a booming real estate market. See how the numbers break down.

Civil rights group sues to halt CDC eviction moratorium
Civil rights group sues to halt CDC eviction moratorium

The lawsuit also argues that the feds are commandeering state courts and officers to implement an unconstitutional federal law.

Coldwell Banker announces national partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Coldwell Banker announces national partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Highlighting the value of home, Coldwell Banker recently launched a new program to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its programs.

NAR to White House: What about the landlords?
NAR to White House: What about the landlords?

National Association of Realtors President Vince Malta met with White House officials yesterday to press for emergency rental assistance to go directly to landlords whose tenants cannot pay their rent.

Mortgage applications down slightly as some consumers wait for another rate drop
Mortgage applications down slightly as some consumers wait for another rate drop

A new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association shows a slight drop in mortgage application volume amid expectations of further mortgage rate reductions.

iBuyer activity down 88% in Q2
iBuyer activity down 88% in Q2

The biggest players in the iBuyer market closed up shop at the beginning of the pandemic, and a new report shows the numbers.

New report highlights down payment programs to assist first-time buyers
New report highlights down payment programs to assist first-time buyers

More than 2,000 down payment and closing cost assistance programs are available to help eligible buyers, according to the latest 2020 Homeownership Program Index.

Unemployment down in August, but long-term damage continues
Unemployment down in August, but long-term damage continues

The U.S. economy added 1.4 million new jobs in August, but one economist warns that permanent job losses are a bigger problem.

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