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The History of the NAR

The National Association of REALTORS® was founded as the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges on May 12, 1908 in Chicago. With 120 founding members, 19 Boards, and one state association, the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges’ objective was … Continue reading

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Curb Appeal Choices w/ Staying Power

Improving your home’s curb appeal brings immediate satisfaction. Plus, the financial benefits can be fabulous, too. Good curb appeal increases your home’s value, making your property easier to sell — and easier to love. The challenge? Spending too much limits your ROI (return on … Continue reading

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What is the Fair Housing Act?

We’ve all heard about the Fair Housing Act or the Fair Housing Administration, but not everyone knows what exactly they are for or when they came about. In 1948, the Supreme Court heard the case Shelley v. Kramer and ruled … Continue reading

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A Pandemic Makeover

Interior designer Esther Dormer(link is external) sought to give an old space a new life. She bought a dilapidated unit in an abandoned, 80-year-old building in Pittsburgh in March 2020, recognizing the potential in its stunning cityscape views and desirable … Continue reading

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8 Simple Rules for Negotiating Your Offer

Here’s the dream: Your offer is perfect, you don’t need to negotiate, and you can spend the next few weeks addressing more pressing home-ownership questions, like “Why is it called wainscoting?” and “Do I want a new couch in blush … Continue reading

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9 Organizing Mistakes That’ll Totally Screw Up Your Dreams

One of the most common? Buying organizers without measuring. Organization is about giving everything the right place (sometimes the donation bin), and while that sounds straightforward, it’s pretty easy to choose the wrong places, turning your attempt at a tidier home into wasted … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Mortgage Assistance for Washington Residents

Important Things To Know First If you can pay your mortgage, pay your mortgage. If you can’t pay mortgage, or can only pay a portion, contact your mortgage servicer immediately.You may need to stay on the phone for a while … Continue reading

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What You Should Really Know About Browsing for Homes Online

It’s fun! It’s exciting! It’s important to take everything with a grain of salt! Oh, let’s just admit it, shall we? Browsing for homes online is a window shopper’s Shangri-La. The elegantly decorated rooms, the sculpted gardens, the colorful front … Continue reading

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Buyer Competition Expected to Be Steep This Spring

March 6, 2020 Fewer homes were on the market in February compared to a year prior, and home prices are rising as inventory continues to tighten, according to realtor.com®’s February Housing Trends Report. That has prompted economists to predict a … Continue reading

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