The Biggest Hurdles Causing Closing Delays

Financing is among the reasons that 29% of real estate transactions faced hiccups in January. Find out why. Original Source

VICI Properties CEO Sees U.S. Leisure Market “Roaring Back” by the Summer

VICI Properties CEO Sees U.S. Leisure Market “Roaring Back” by the Summer Sarah Borchers… Feb. 26 2021 Teaser Ed Pitoniak…

Some Buyers Bring an Interior Designer Along in House Shopping

Home shoppers are interested in more upfront guidance about the renovation potential of properties. Original Source

Retirees Seeking Homes Need Help Navigating Areas With Short-Term Rental Bans

Remind clients to check with planning departments and homeowners associations about local regulations. Original Source

‘Spillover Markets’ Catch a Wave With Buyers

Consumers seeking lower housing prices are looking farther from central metro areas. View realtor.com®’s list of the hottest housing markets….

Homeowners Are Now Eligible for Up to 18 Months of Forbearance

The FHFA announces another extension for pandemic mortgage relief for loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Original Source

Mortgage Rates Rise But Stay Near Historic Lows

While the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage inched closer to 3% this week, NAR forecasts that an expected slow increase in rates…

USPAP Extended for One Year

The 2020-2021 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) will now be effective until December 31, 2022. Original Source

The federal budget balance as a fraction of GDP : Tracking data from two sources with two different calendars

The FRED Blog has discussed how many weekdays there are per month, quarter, and year. (It may seem trivial, but…

NAR: It’s Time to Pass the Equality Act

The association applauds the House for advancing a bill to the Senate that would extend fair housing and other protections…