FTC and DOJ release agenda for real estate competition workshop

The agenda for next month’s joint workshop on competition from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now live.

Indie brokerage in Washington state joins Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

“Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate shares our passion for the industry, and being a part of their network will enable us to grow our franchise while maintaining the individual identity that drives our current success.”

Where NAR spends its multimillions in lobbying

Given the proposed increase and the fast-approaching 2018 U.S. midterm campaign season, it’s worth asking: How is NAR spending its lobbying money now …

Deal reached on tax reform

Details of what the new unified bill contains haven’t yet been publicized, and there were matters of enormous contention for real estate …

Here’s the Soho condo Manafort allegedly used to launder money

The indicted and arrested former Trump campaign manager reportedly purchased the swank property at 29 Howard Street, Unit 4, in 2012, and Airbnb-ed it out …

NAR wants Trump’s association health plans to cover agents

On Thursday President Trump signed an executive health care order poised to impact real estate agents and the viability of association health plans (AHPs) …

Real estate broker arrested for stealing seller’s prescription drugs

A Renton, Washington, real estate broker is awaiting arraignment on burglary charges after a seller caught him stealing prescription drugs from his bedroom nightstand …

7 reasons I’m proud to be part of the National Association of Realtors

If you had asked me a little over 10 years ago what benefit I see in membership to the National Association of Realtors, I would have vaguely responded by saying something about strength in numbers …

Black Knight DC home price index for July 2016

Black Knight Financial Services released its July 2016 home price index data for Washington D.C., based on summarized sales data — here’s how the metro measured up …

DC metro homes rate relatively high in negative equity, report shows

CoreLogic’s quarterly equity report shows 548,000 residential properties in the U.S. regaining equity in the second quarter of 2016, while the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity sat at 47.2 million …