Archive for February, 2013


Home sellers scare as spring approaches

<!– –> Tweet – A A A + <!– –> By Art Holliday ST LOUIS (KSDK) – Sold; it’s a sign of the times: existing homes are selling again. “It’s the best time we’ve had since fourth quarter 2005,” said broker Jeannie Baumgartner, a real estate agent for 15 years in Jefferson and South St. […]

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Henry Nalbandian is honored for strong dedication to the real estate profession

The RealSource Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors are proud to announce that Henry “Hank” A. Nalbandian, an agent with ERA Nalbandian Realty in Saddle Brook and lifelong resident of Old Tappan, was given the NAR Realtor Emeritus honor in recognition of 40-plus years of Realtor membership and his valuable and lasting […]

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Pending US home sales rise to highest level since 2010 suggesting increase …

By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 15:07 EST, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:07 EST, 27 February 2013 The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose in January from December to the highest level in more than two and a half years according to the National Association of Realtors. The increase suggests sales […]

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January Pending Home Sales Up in All Regions

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – Feb 27, 2013) – Pending home sales rose in January, and have been above year-ago levels for the past 21 months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. There were healthy monthly gains in all regions but the West, which is constrained by limited inventory but was slightly improved. The Pending Home […]

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Steven Calcagni Appointed as National Association of REALTORS® Federal …

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently appointed Steven Calcagni, Broker and President of Calcagni Associates Real Estate, as a Federal Political Coordinator (FPC) for Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT 5th Congressional District). In this vital role, Steven will work closely with Esty and her staff to educate them on NAR’s positions related to issues that […]

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One Year In, Realtor(R) University's Graduate Real Estate Program Thrives

CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – Feb 27, 2013) – Today marks the one-year anniversary of Realtor® University’s Master of Real Estate degree program. The National Association of Realtors® created Realtor® University to help Realtors® bring value to home buyers, sellers and investors. With 50 active students, the program is now one of the largest graduate real estate […]

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Debating Future of Fannie and Freddie

BY NICK TIMIRAOS Four years after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were taken over by the Treasury Department, there has been little serious movement to revamp the housing-finance giants and the $10 trillion U.S. mortgage market that they support. But a behind-the-scenes effort to jump-start the debate over Fannie’s and Freddie’s future is under way, […]

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Guess who the biggest investors in Fannie, Freddie are?

From the desk of FTN Financial “who owns what” data base, the company revealed the biggest buyers of term fixed-income securities, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bonds, during the last five years. And the winner is — drum roll, please — households and taxpayers investing via mutual funds and the Federal Reserve. Coming in a close […]

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Bipartisan Report Calls For Elimination Of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A new federal housing report is calling for the elimination of mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Bipartisan Policy Center commission proposes in “Housing America’s Future: New Directions For National Policy” to scale back the federal government’s role in the nation’s housing finance system and have a greater role for […]

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Eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, new report suggests, with Birmingham …

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