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On Common Ground: Summer 2016 Issue Now Available

America is experiencing a housing problem, and failure to meet our housing goals occurs on many levels of the income spectrum. The need for affordable housing is at an all-time high and REALTORS® are doing

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Hot Topic Alert: Backyard Farming

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get a bigger house with a better chicken coop. Backyard Farming is the thing to do these days. Not just in rural America but in cities of

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Open House Timeline: Countdown to a Successful Sale

By: Dona DeZube
An inviting open house can put your home on buyers’ short lists.

Get ready for your open house -- stress-free -- by starting early and breaking down your to-do list into manageable chunks. Use

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Real Estate Agents, Appraisers Voice Concerns over FHA Appraisal Policies

WASHINGTON (May 11, 2016) – While the Federal Housing Administration’s overhaul of its Single-Family Housing Policy Handbook last year offered loan originators more clarity on lending policies and loan underwriting standards, some changes made to the property valuation

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HUD Secretary Castro, Panelists Discuss Housing Opportunities for Young Adults Repaying Student Debt

Struggles exist for many young adults trying to become homeowners, and the burden of repaying their student loan debt is in part delaying their ability to buy, according to speakers at a regulatory issues forum

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