Call For Action: Stop the Housing Tax for Transportation

October 22 the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will begin consideration on the surface transportation reauthorization legislation, and the deadline to reauthorize transportation funding is October 30.  One proposal would use Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s credit risk guarantee fees (g-fees) to fund transportation programs.  Realtors® need to take action now to prevent […]

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True Icons: Allen Tate and John Crosland were “Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside”

By Susan Shackelford “Iconic” is an adjective used loosely these days. According to Webster’s New World College Dictionary, it means “any person or thing that is revered” or “someone or something regarded as embodying the essential characteristics of era, group, etc.” Either way, Allen Tate Jr. and John Crosland Jr., who died months apart this […]

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Collaboration, anyone? Three evolving concepts in listing data

By Anne Marie DeCatsye Association/CarolinaMLS CEO Three initiatives are drawing attention across the country related to listing data —UpstreamRE (aka Project Upstream), Advanced Multi-list Platform (AMP) and the Broker Public Portal project (Broker Portal). None are in place; all are evolving. Realtor® Property Resource (RPR), a wholly owned subsidiary of NAR, plays a key role […]

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