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This is what justifies Texas economic pride

Happy Independence Day, Texas
Brena Swanson
The Lone Star state celebrated its 179th birthday Monday. And looking at the latest housing report from the Texas Association of Realtors, Texas has plenty of reason to brag.
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Meet the bullies ripping off Realtors

NAR executives testify before Congress on patent troll fight
Ben Lane
Realtors, real estate agents and brokers are fighting a constant battle against people and companies who are trying to rip them off, and they’re not going to take it anymore, executives from the National Association of Realtors told a House subcommittee on Thursday.
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Brutal murder of Albuquerque Realtor still haunts brokers a decade later

New Mexico agents take safety, security very seriously
Trey Garrison
It's been more than 10 years since the brutal slaying of a Realtor in Albuquerque, New Mexico — one that changed the way real estate agents and brokers do business today.
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Existing-home sales recover after last month’s tumble

Increases back above an annual pace of 5 million sales
Brena Swanson
After last month's huge drop, existing-home sales managed to recover and pick back up 2.4%. While this increase is good, there are still several rough patches mentioned in the National Association of Realtors' report.
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Maryland woman sent to prison for stealing from open houses

Searched for expensive houses and posed as buyer
Ben Lane
According to local authorities, Sally Spaisman, 58, would search the Internet for expensive homes that were on the market, show up at the open houses pretending to be a buyer and use her free reign of the house to steal expensive jewelry from the owners.
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Realtors join fight against patent trolls

NAR becomes founding member of patent law reform group
Trey Garrison and Ben Lane
The National Association of Realtors is joining a group that wants to fight what it calls patent trolling. Here’s why they say it's important to fight back.
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Lower FHA Fees: The right policy at the right time

Could bring homeownership to 2 million renters
Chris Polychron
Realtors support responsible lending to qualified buyers; this is essential for building strong communities. This mortgage insurance reduction is not about repeating the mistakes of the past, in which underqualified buyers received loans they could never repay.
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Real estate agent narrowly escapes kidnapping by registered sex offender

Agent was lured to model home and taken prisoner
Ben Lane
A California real estate agent is safe after escaping a kidnapping attempt by outsmarting a registered sex offender, who lured her to a house under false pretenses and held her at gunpoint.
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Zillow ending listing agreement with Listhub

Zillow launches proprietary platform to replace Move-owned Listhub
Ben Lane
The ongoing battle between the giants of online real estate just experienced its latest escalation, as Zillow disclosed that its listing agreement with Listhub will end on April 7. The company that operates Listhub is owned by Move, Inc., which operates Realtor.com for the National Association of Realtors.
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News Corp era begins with big changes at Move

Berkowitz replaced as CEO
Ben Lane
Now that Move Inc., which operates Realtor.com for the National Association of Realtors, is officially owned by News Corp, the worldwide media conglomerate has begun to exert its influence and big changes are afoot at Move. First on the agenda, the installation of one of its own as Move's CEO.
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