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    Voice for Real Estate 48: Taxes, CFA, Settlement, TRID, Credit

    It’s tax time right now—if you want to do your taxes right Realtors tell Congress: condo loans are still too hard to get And Realtor.com’s operator wins a $130 million settlement These stories and more on The Voice for Real Estate Hi, I’m Stephen Gasque of the National Association of Realtors April 15 is tax time but real estate professionals know tax time is really all year, because how you treat your income now can determine what your tax bill looks like next year. To help you put yourself in the best position possible for next year, Realtor magazine is hosting two top real estate accountants in a live webcast…

  • Voice for Real Estate 88: Flood, Agents, Commercial, iOi
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    Voice for Real Estate 88: Flood, Agents, Commercial, iOi

    In a big win for Realtors, Congress extends flood insurance. Are homes getting too expensive for many buyers? The number of real estate agents is increasing and that’s affecting your bottom line. These stories and more on The Voice for Real Estate. Hi, I’m Stephen Gasque with the National Association of Realtors. Federal flood insurance will be available until the end of November. that’s great news and it’s thanks to a strong showing by real estate professionals who sent 125,000 letters to their members of Congress urging extension of the National Flood Insurance Program it’s a four month extension which now has been signed into law 15% of any are…

  • The Voice for Real Estate 87: GSEs, AHPs, Flood, Internet Taxes
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    The Voice for Real Estate 87: GSEs, AHPs, Flood, Internet Taxes

    For the first time, real estate professionals are eligible for association health plans Flood insurance faces an expiration deadline And Washington turns its attention to the future of mortgage finance These stories and more on The Voice for Real Estate Hi, I’m Stephen Gasque of the National Association of Realtors Big news out of Washington last week. The U.S. Department of Labor released a final rule that – for the first time – makes independent contractors, like real estate professionals, eligible to join an association health plan. Since the rule was proposed last year, NAR worked with the department to make it work for real estate professionals. Here’s NAR’s Christie…