SCVBR Real Estate News

VR Legislative Report – Feb. 8

January was a great example of how fast our leaders can spring into action. Major policy reforms, technology issues, tax reform, health and safety are already front and center this year. No matter how fast things start only a month into the session legislators are already feeling the pressure of the short timeline they have to pass legislation. Legislative Reception …

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What Hurdles Are Keeping Renters From Owning?

The majority of renters say they want to own a home in the future and believe that homeownership is a critical piece of the American dream. But making the leap into homeownership is facing bigger hurdles as the market sees higher home prices and a shortage of homes for sale, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ newly released Aspiring …

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Why Realtors® Should Care About Net Neutrality

Last year, the FCC issued a proposal to rollback the 2015 Open Internet Order and voted to dismantle its net neutrality regulations. The repeal of the 2015 net neutrality rules become final 60 days after the FCC’s order is published in the Federal Register, a daily publication of the US federal government that issues proposed and final administrative regulations of …

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Don’t Panic Over Stock Market Mayhem

The housing market likely won’t be deeply affected by the sharp decline in stocks over the last two days because underlying economic fundamentals remain strong, says Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®. Jobs are being created, workers are seeing wage gains, and there’s no recession on the horizon. Those data trends don’t support the theory that …

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Equal Opportunity Housing

What You Need to Know he sale and purchase of a home is one of the most significant events that any person will experience in his or her lifetime. It is more than the simple purchase of housing, for it includes the hopes, dreams, aspirations, and economic destiny of those involved. Find out what you need to know about the …

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