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  • Home Design for Dads June 7, 2021
    Home Design for Dads Interior designers showcase their favorite father-inspired design along with home gift ideas just in time for Father's Day. Design Trends
  • Hot Home Trend: A Color 'Bomb' of Yellow June 1, 2021
    Hot Home Trend: A Color 'Bomb' of Yellow Paint firm Pantone chose "Illuminating"—a bright, bold yellow—as one of its 2021 Colors of the Year. Could it become a staging staple? By:  Melissa Dittmann Tracey Staging, Design Trends
  • 4 Trends That Make the Windows Shine May 24, 2021
    4 Trends That Make the Windows Shine How the "eyes" of the home are taking center stage in design. By:  Melissa Dittmann Tracey Staging, Design Trends
  • 5 Coveted Items in Outdoor Spaces May 17, 2021
    5 Coveted Items in Outdoor Spaces If your listing has any of these features, be sure to promote them. By:  Melissa Dittmann Tracey Working With Sellers, Staging
  • Most Popular Interior Styles in Every State May 10, 2021
    Most Popular Interior Styles in Every State Find out the favored design in your area. By:  Melissa Dittmann Tracey Design Trends
  • 2021's Most Popular Paint Colors in Pictures May 3, 2021
    2021's Most Popular Paint Colors in Pictures Which trending hue is your favorite? Design Trends
  • Sprucing Up the Outdoors: Tips and Trends April 27, 2021
    Sprucing Up the Outdoors: Tips and Trends Home design expert Tim Bakke offers insights into maximizing the appeal of the yard. Design & Architecture, Design Trends
  • Home Staging That Looks TV-Ready April 21, 2021
    Home Staging That Looks TV-Ready Buyers expect to see homes that could be showcased on their favorite design shows. Does your listing compete? By:  Melissa Dittmann Tracey Staging
  • The Greens Are Overtaking Kitchen Design April 14, 2021
    The Greens Are Overtaking Kitchen Design From cabinets to appliances, green has emerged as a trending color in the kitchen. By:  Melissa Dittmann Tracey Design Trends
  • Hot Home Trend: Lights That Make a Bold Statement April 7, 2021
    Hot Home Trend: Lights That Make a Bold Statement Chandeliers are commanding more attention in rooms. View some of the latest styles. By:  Melissa Dittmann Tracey Design Trends
RSS Housing Economic Outlook and Market Conditions
  • Instant Reaction: Retail Trade Sales June 16, 2021 June 16, 2021
    Instant Reaction: Retail Trade Sales June 16, 2021 While retail sales in May realized a month-over-month loss, down 1.3%, sales remain near the record high. By:  Brandon Hardin Retail Properties
  • Instant Reaction: Housing Starts, June 16, 2021 June 16, 2021
    Instant Reaction: Housing Starts, June 16, 2021 Housing starts picked up in May. The trend since the onset of the pandemic has been notably higher single-family and subdued multifamily homebuilding. By:  Lawrence Yun Multifamily Properties
  • Vacation Home Sales Surges During Pandemic June 15, 2021
    Vacation Home Sales Surges During Pandemic In 2020, vacation home sales rose by 16.4%, outpacing the 5.6% growth in total existing-home sales. By:  Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton Vacation, Resort, and Second Homes
  • Q&A Corner: 2021 Profile of LGBTQ Home Buyers and Sellers June 15, 2021
    Q&A Corner: Profile of LGBTQ Home Buyers and Sellers Lisa Herceg, lead author of the report, discusses how to use the report, insights into the data, and the results she found to be most interesting. By:  Meredith Dunn Working With Buyers, Working With Sellers
  • Renter Households Not Caught Up on Rent Need Rental Assistance June 11, 2021
    Renter Households Not Caught Up on Rent The eviction moratorium is slated to expire on June 30, 2021, but many renters are still struggling to pay rent, and need rental assistance. By:  Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton Rental Properties, Coronavirus
RSS Appraisals and Valuation
  • COVID-19 Changes Assumptions in Calculating Value April 1, 2021
    Professionals who work in commercial real estate—including investors, brokers, lenders, appraisers, and lawyers—need to understand the current value of assets.
  • Ask an Appraiser March 18, 2021
    Peter Gallo, Chair of the NAR's Real Property Valuation Forum presents a live form featuring a panel of residential, commercial, and review appraisers.
  • Improving the Appraisal Process With Candy Cooke March 11, 2021
    The appraisal process remains a challenge for real estate agents across the country. Learn some of the best ways to work with appraisers to make more deals.
  • NAR Comment to FHFA on Appraisals March 1, 2021
    NAR focused on concerns related to risk in the valuation space, the role of technology, and discrimination in appraisals and other valuation products.
  • USPAP Extended for One Year February 25, 2021
    The 2020-2021 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) will now be effective until December 31, 2022.
  • Commercial Digest, January, 2021 January 15, 2021
    In this issue: December Commercial Market Insights Report, Creating Valuations Amid Uncertainty, How Commercial Markets Faired in 2020, & more.
  • Residential Appraisal Process for Home Buyers December 16, 2020
    Understand home value, learn details about the appraisal process, borrowers rights, and more. Use this resource to become an informed home buyer.
  • Next Up: Eviction Moratorium and Need for Rental Assistance October 1, 2020
    Listen as NAR’s VP of Engagement Charlie Dawson and Megan Booth, NAR’s Director of Federal Housing, Valuation, Commercial Real Estate Policies & Programs, discuss the work being done to navigate orders from the CDC and Washington, D.C., and what that work means for housing providers and commercial practitioners around the country.
  • North Dakota Appraisal Waiver Extended August 13, 2020
    The waiver of appraisal requirements for Federal Related Transactions under $1M for commercial real estate transactions was extended for one year throughout the state of North Dakota.
  • NAR Appraisal Summit: Fair Housing Issues in Real Estate Appraisal August 10, 2020
    Check out the solutions for maintaining a fair and equitable system for valuing real estate.
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