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National Association of REALTORS® News

Friday, February 19 2016 4:58 AM
  • Get REALTOR® Ad Campaign Webcast…Learn more about NAR's new Get REALTOR® advertising campaign, which showcases REALTOR® brand value to consumers, during a live webcast on Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Register for webcast. Access a FAQ about the new campaign.

  • Understanding IRS 1099 Rules…In case you missed it: NAR's Voice for Real Estate news video looks at a recurring question members have about 1099 forms: Do they need to send one out to agents they shared fees or commissions with the previous year, even if the payment was sent by the settlement agent? Other segments in the video look at "coming soon" listings, the direction of cap rates and other trends in commercial real estate, and why the effort to improve the availability of FHA-insured loans for condo purchases is gaining ground. Access and share the video.

  • House Passes VA Loan Bill…The House of Representatives has approved legislation that includes a provision to eliminate the cap on VA loan limits. In congressional testimony on Feb. 10, NAR Vice President Sherri Meadows spoke in favor of increasing the limits and also supported changes to the rules governing fees that can be charged to veterans when they purchase a home. More info.

  • NAR Joins Partners on FASB Letter…NAR, along with real estate industry partners, sent a letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on Jan. 29 requesting an exemption for private companies from the new lease accounting standards. More.

  • Video: Off-MLS Listings…NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson discusses questions related to off-MLS listings and explains why the NAR Code of Ethics makes this issue important to all REALTORS® and consumers in this month's Window to the Law video from NAR Legal Affairs.

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