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HUD Sec. Fudge: ‘We will enforce U.S. Fair Housing Act’
HUD Sec. Fudge: ‘We will enforce U.S. Fair Housing Act’

Housing secretary reaffirms U.S. commitment to closing the racial homeownership gap at a forum with NAR president and top housing officials.

U.S. Supreme Court decision makes it easier for brokers to market their business
U.S. Supreme Court decision makes it easier for brokers to market their business

Brokers may use their cell phones to make marketing calls and send marketing texts, if the cell phone does not have an app that will automate the dialing system.

Tech Watch: Zenlist offers peace of mind, robust collaboration and easy access to private listings
Tech Watch: Zenlist offers peace of mind, robust collaboration and easy access to private listings

SPONSORED: Zenlist was formed to provide a new kind of search experience that allows agents to invite clients to use the private app and connect early in the homebuying process, enabling them to search and discuss both public listings and thousands of listings from MRED’s Private Listing Network (PLN).

NAR: ‘Don’t panic, keep contracting’
NAR: ‘Don’t panic, keep contracting’

The National Association of Realtors sends a message to members that it is working to ensure that the proposed Protecting the Right to Organize Act will not hurt their status as independent contractors.

Evanston approves reparations for housing discrimination
Evanston approves reparations for housing discrimination

“This historic vote is the culmination of nearly two years of community input, conversation, and hard work, but it follows decades of harmful policies and practices that impact Black Evanston families to this day.” — 5th Ward Ald. Robin Rue Simmons

Ending 1031s hurts land conservation, farmers
Ending 1031s hurts land conservation, farmers

The land conservation and farming communities need to come together and let Congress know how vital the like-kind exchange is to the future of our land and that it must continue.

Guaranteed Rate launches tech company
Guaranteed Rate launches tech company

The new technology streamlines workflow in the mortgage industry.

How will the stimulus bill help real estate?
How will the stimulus bill help real estate?

The stimulus bill includes aid for state and local governments, new homeowners, small businesses and renters.

Builder associations oppose carried interest tax reform
Builder associations oppose carried interest tax reform

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) opposes the change because it would raise taxes on the multifamily housing industry and on real estate investment partnerships.

@properties designates top Detroit brokerage its first franchisee
@properties designates top Detroit brokerage its first franchisee

The firm is Detroit’s top residential broker for downtown and the city’s top brokerage for adaptive-reuse and new-construction developments.

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