April 28, 2018
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NAR: Home Sales Accelerate Even as Housing Inventory Declines

While issues surrounding inventory shortage and affordability continue to blight U.S. real estate markets, you wouldn't know it from recent sales activity, which saw an uptick in the month just gone. New data from the National Association of Realtors shows that sales of existing homes, including single-family homes, condos, co-ops and town-homes, rose by 1.1 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.6 million properties.

LEGISLATIVE NEWS
HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Propose Raising Rent for Low-Income Americans Receiving Federal Housing Subsidies

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson proposed far-reaching changes to federal housing subsidies Wednesday, tripling rent for the poorest households and making it easier for housing authorities to impose work requirements.


GLOBAL PERPECTIVES
Answer These Top 5 Questions From Investors

Whether a client is looking to purchase a vacation home, multifamily apartment building, or primary residence with the purpose of renting out space, he or she will surely have questions about the process for you and your agents. Remember that while you should have answers, it's wise not to give legal, tax, or financial planning advice. Learn how to appropriately field five of the most common questions you'll likely receive from investor clients.


TECH TIPS
How to Create and Customize a Free Theme in Google Slides

If you use a default design theme when you create a listing presentation or homebuyer seminar, you're missing out on an opportunity to build trust and brand awareness. The good news? That's easy to fix! In Google Slides, it's easy to create a custom theme with your fonts, colors, logo and branding



INDUSTRY EVENTS
Women's Council of REALTORS Spring Fling!
 
Join WCR for an evening of professional networking!
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 4:00-7:00PM
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1 Franklin Turnpike,Hohokus,NJ 07423
$25 WCR Members / $30 Guests
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