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Federal Reserve raises interest rates. Here’s how the hike could affect you.

 


2018 REALTOR BROKER SUMMIT

Mark your calendars! Join us in Nashville, TN on April 4-5 for the 2018 REALTOR® Broker Summit, NAR’s premier broker event. Registration opens January 8.



dotloop is offering a 50% discount to DAR members who subscribe to the dotloop-Premium service through the end of this year. Promotional codes for that discount are 50%MONTHLY for monthly subscribers, and 50%ANNUAL for yearly subscribers. Beginning January 1, 2018, dotloop will offer a 20% discount to members who subscribe to the Premium service, and 15% to brokerages subscribing to the dotloop-BUSINESS platform (excluding KW, due to their unique national arrangement and payment systems).

 


 


Installation of 2018 State Association Officers and Directors 

    • KCAR: Jan. 5, 11 a.m., Fraziers, Dover, DE
    • NCCBOR (TIME CHANGE): Jan. 11, 4:30 p.m., White Clay Creek Country Club, Wilmington, DE

Washington Update on Federal Tax Reform

Both the House and Senate have named the members of the conference committee. Delaware Sen. Tom Carper serves on the Senate Tax Conference Committee.  The committee will begin meeting next week with the goal to send a final bill to the President by December 15, 2017.  NAR will continue to run the Call for Action until the committee finishes the legislation.


How do the House and Senate tax reform bills compare? Click here to see where each stands on the issues.

Delaware Impact:

  • NAR forecasts the impact of proposed tax reform on Delaware here. Access the nationwide data here.
  • The Delaware State Housing Authority has issued a notice explaining the potential impact of the proposed Federal tax legislation. Read it here.


It’s not too late to make a difference! Help improve tax reform! Take action to tell Congress to protect middle-class homeowners.


The National Flood Insurance Program Expires Today: Congress is expected to pass a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep government operations, including extension of the National Flood Insurance Program  until December 22, 2017.  Congress will use the two-week window to address a longer term CR.


NET NEUTRALITY: The FCC will make significant changes to the operation of the internet by eliminating the Net Neutrality rules currently in place. NAR has been a strong supporter of maintaining Net Neutrality and will work with Congress, like-minded groups and the telecommunications industry to create a legislative remedy that protects consumers and businesses.

 


In 30 days, the FHA will stop insuring mortgages on homes that also carry PACE liens. Read more.


Ellie Mae, the leading platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, is accelerating the availability of a true digital mortgage solution for lenders of all sizes to meet expectations of today’s borrowers.


The Council of Residential Specialists, the NAR affiliate that confers the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, has changed its name to the Residential Real Estate Council. 

Get details here.

 


Get the profile on who is buying and selling in each of the nine U.S. sub-regions in this report.


Would-be sellers are holding off because of the high price they’d have to pay for their next home. Read more.


2018 Housing and Economic Forecast: What did NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun predict at the 2017 Realtors Conference and Expo in Chicago? Read the blog.


Leverage your membership this holiday season with savings from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits Program.

Chick here to check out all the companies with which NAR has partnered to provide value-added offers and significant savings on products and services you use in your business and personal life.

 


Take time for balance! Learn about effective work habits that real estate pros use to ensure they don’t get burn out and have time for a personal life.


 

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