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2019’s Big Takeaways and How They Will Influence Real Estate in 2020

Real estate forecaster Stefan Swanepoel captured the essence of the year that was when he called the industry “chaotic” and “changing at what appears to be an unprecedented pace.” The biggest industry news of 2019 reflected the disruption that is—and has been—occurring technologically and in other ways in real estate, including: New business models that promise to solve transactional pain …

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Member Benefit: Save on Your Tax Preparation

REALTOR® members get exclusive discounts on TurboTax federal products. TurboTax is up to date on the latest tax laws and guarantees 100% accurate calculations and your maximum refund. The following TurboTax discounts are available to NAR members and their families: Save $10 on TurboTax Deluxe or Deluxe Live: Maximize tax deductions and credits Save $15 on TurboTax Premier or Premier …

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Easily Reach Clients While They Browse Online

Did you know that your REALTOR® membership gives you access to Adwerx, a simple and effective platform designed to boost your digital marketing strategy by building awareness of your real estate business, winning more referrals, and promoting your listings to a group of targeted homebuyers online? Adwerx’s innovative technology enables your ads to target and follow local prospects as they …

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Middle Class Prosperity Strong in Vermont

Though middle class households are pinching their pennies, they still desire homeownership as a means to increase personal wealth, according to a new study by personal finance resource SmartAsset. Researchers looked at the states in which the middle class is the strongest financially, factoring in housing costs, incomes, and job growth, among other criteria. The middle class is defined as …

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Digital Life Estate Planning

You probably already have a will or trust that distributes your real property and personal possessions when you die. But what about your digital assets? Learn about a law that helps ensure someone has access to your social media, website, and other online accounts after you pass away. Watch below.

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Could Housing Buoy Economy in 2020?

Fannie Mae economists have upgraded the economic outlook for the coming year, and a big reason behind that is expected growth in the housing market. Housing added to economic growth in the third quarter for the first time in more than a year and a half. That momentum will likely continue in the fourth quarter and the first half of …

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Experts: Don’t Blame Housing if Recession Hits

Economic uncertainty is rattling consumers, but economists say that if the country goes into recession, it won’t be the real estate market’s fault. While a slowdown in housing was largely blamed for the Great Recession, economic turbulence this time around does not correlate with weakness in the real estate sector. In fact, it’s the opposite: The housing market has gotten …

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Have You Powered Up Your Profile?

Did you know that Realtor.com offers you an opportunity to promote your brand to consumers at no cost? As a REALTOR® member, you can showcase your business on Realtor.com, the official property listing website of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). Making a strong brand impression can help you gain an edge on your competitors! Set up your FREE agent …

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More Homes to Qualify for Appraisal Extemption

Federal regulators are increasing the property value limit under which buyers of certain homes must obtain an appraisal as part of the selling process. On September 27, 2019, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively “the Agencies”) adopted a final rule increasing the …

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NVBR 2019 REALTORS of Distinction

Celebrate NVBR’s Realtors of Distinction! Join us for NVBR’s premier event recognizing members who have contributed to the Association in extraordinary ways throughout the year. This year’s event will be held at the UVM Alumni House in Burlington and will feature great food, drinks, live jazz trio, silent auction and more. Have fun and join us for this festive event as …

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