The Voice for Real Estate: Debt Cancellation, FHA Prepayment Penalty

In The Voice for Real Estate news series, NAR Director of Broadcasting Stephen Gasque looks at chances for mortgage cancellation relief in the remaining weeks of this congressional session, a win for borrowers as FHA eliminates a prepayment penalty, and how to avoid a copyright violation on your website. The video also looks at NAR’s forward-looking pending home sales indicator, which is at its highest level in a year, suggesting solid sales as the year winds down.

September Is REALTOR® Safety Month

As part of NAR’s ongoing efforts to keep its members safe, the Association dedicates September as REALTOR® Safety Month.

Realtor Safety

The REALTOR® Safety Webinar: Safety Tips to Share With Sellers, will take place on Sept. 9 at 1:00 p.m. CST. This free webinar is presented by Sergeant Preston Taylor and will discuss valuable advice and steps to share with your clients to help protect them against crime including:

  • items that should be put away
  • how thieves access personal info
  • what thieves target at open houses and how to be prepared
  • safety tips to remember before showing a property

REALTOR® Safety Site

NAR’s dedicated Safety pages offer a number of great resources to help members operate their businesses safely including:

  • regularly occurring safety webinars
  • safety-related articles in NAR’s publications, on its websites, and elsewhere
  • presentations for managers available through
  • banners and widgets to display on websites
  • other checklists and handouts for agents to share with clients and colleagues

VPAR REALTOR® FEST – Tuesday, September 22nd


To be held at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News.

  12-4 pm Tradeshow Event and 4-6 pm Real Estate Social includes REALTOR® Fest Trade Show with Lunch, Vendors, Door Prizes, and Live Entertainment!  Real Estate Social begins at 4:00 p.m.  



Atlantic Bay Mortgage


REIN, Inc.


Commonwealth Exterminating

Lytle Title

Monarch Mortgage

National Exterminating


Movement Mortgage



Fulton Mortgage

The Real Estate Book

Union Mortgage


The Voice for Real Estate: HUD, Health of FHA & Improving Commercial and Residential Markets

In the sixth video in The Voice for Real Estate news video series, NAR Director of Broadcasting Stephen Gasque looks at this week’s live webcast with new HUD Secretary Julian Castro and NAR President Steve Brown. Their focus was on the health of FHA and addressing concerns over access to credit by first-time homebuyers and other households. The video also looks at the improving commercial and residential real estate markets.