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Why professionalism is more  important than ever during a pandemic
Why professionalism is more important than ever during a pandemic

“COVID-19 has changed much of how we do our work from day to day, but it shouldn’t change our attention to common courtesies. If anything, clear communication with colleagues and clients is more pressing today than it was a year ago.”

NAR’s motion for dismissal denied; third buyer-side lawsuit to move forward
NAR’s motion for dismissal denied; third buyer-side lawsuit to move forward

U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood rejects NAR’s motion to dismiss class action suit about buyer-broker commissions.

NAR helps secure federal funds for transportation, flooding
NAR helps secure federal funds for transportation, flooding

It was a hard-fought effort to procure federal funds in the middle of a recession, but NAR announced that the president is poised to sign a bill that provides money for road projects and flooding.

Midwest Real Estate Data joins forces with Rockford Area Realtors
Midwest Real Estate Data joins forces with Rockford Area Realtors

Members can now join MRED’s marketplace of 45,000+ real estate professionals and gain access to two dozen products and services.

Civil rights group sues to halt CDC eviction moratorium
Civil rights group sues to halt CDC eviction moratorium

The lawsuit also argues that the feds are commandeering state courts and officers to implement an unconstitutional federal law.

Unemployment down in August, but long-term damage continues
Unemployment down in August, but long-term damage continues

The U.S. economy added 1.4 million new jobs in August, but one economist warns that permanent job losses are a bigger problem.

CDC imposes eviction moratorium through 2020
CDC imposes eviction moratorium through 2020

Real estate industry associations oppose the decision and are calling on Congress to provide rental assistance to housing providers.

NAHB: Residential construction up in the suburbs nationwide
NAHB: Residential construction up in the suburbs nationwide

Small metro suburbs did the best in terms of construction with a more than 10% increase in market share over a year ago.

Midwest home sales soar 81.4% in July
Midwest home sales soar 81.4% in July

Nationwide sales of new single-family homes were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 901,000, up 13.9% from last month and 36.3% higher than July 2019.

NAR reports three months in a row for improved home sales
NAR reports three months in a row for improved home sales

All four regions in the U.S. experienced year-over-year and month-over-month growth in pending home sales, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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