NAWRB Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving!

NAWRB wishes you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving Day this Thursday, November 22nd. Arguably the most tastiest holiday, Thanksgiving is a national holiday that began as a celebration of the year’s harvest and was first celebrated by Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621. Today, Thanksgiving is a day spent with loved ones as we enjoy delicious food together and give gratitude for the many blessings in our lives.

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FDIC Proposal Exempts Residential Real Estate Transactions of $400,000 or Less from Appraisal

On November 20th, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that will raise the threshold for residential real estate transactions that require an appraisal to $400,000, from the current level of $250,000. This proposal is a response to concerns that the current threshold is not reflective of price appreciation and creates unnecessary time and cost burdens for residential real estate transactions. Comments on this proposal will be accepted for 60 days in the Federal Register.

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California Wildfires: Eligibility for SBA Disaster Loans and Disaster Recovery Centers

While we still await updates, these California fires are being named the deadliest in the state’s history. At time of writing, the number of deaths from the Camp Fire in Northern California has risen to 77 while over 900 people remain missing. According to recent updates by Cal Fire, the Camp Fire has burned approximately 151,000 acres, causing over 40,000 residents to abandon their homes and find safety.

The Woosley Fire has burned more than 96,000 acres and numerous homes, and the Hill Fire in Ventura County has burned over 4,000 acres, including RVs and outbuildings. While the Hill Fire is fully contained, the Camp Fire is 66 percent contained and the Woolsey Fire is 94 percent contained. No matter how close your home or business is to wildland areas, it’s always best to be prepared in case of emergency evacuation, prepare your home to mitigate potential for damage, and have knowledge of your local and national recovery resources.

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FDIC Issues Request for Information on Small-Dollar Lending Products

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has recently requested comments from individuals and parties interested on issues regarding small-dollar lending and ways to improve small-dollar credit offerings that not only meet customers’ needs and are economically viable but are also underwritten and structured responsibly. Comments for the request for information (RFI) are due no later than 60 days past date of publication, November 14, 2018.

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Creative Solutions for Giving Every Veteran a Home

In honor of Veterans Day, November 11th, a national holiday that recognizes all the men and women who have risked their lives to serve the United States during war times, the National Equity Fund (NEF) directs our attention to the progress that is being made to provide housing for the nation’s homeless veterans.

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California Fires in Butte, LA, and Ventura Counties, CA: Resources for Safety Preparedness and Financial Recovery

After dealing with numerous deadly fires earlier this year, California is currently dealing with three major wildfires, including the Camp Fire in Butte County, the Woosley Fire in Los Angeles County and the Hill Fire in Ventura County. California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom recently issued emergency proclamations in response to the wildfires and requested  statewide FEMA Emergency Declaration. While Cal Fire firefighters still work hard to contain these fires and affected homeowners plan their next steps, it is important to know about the available resources for financial and physical damage recovery.

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NAWRB Certified Delegate Spokeswoman Training – Nov. 16th, 2018

The NAWRB Delegate Program—which is accessible to NAWRB Elite Members only—equips women with their strategic speaking presentations and resources for bottom-line growth. As a NAWRB Certified Delegate Spokeswoman, you can elevate your business on the national stage, drive conversation with industry leaders, non-profits and government entities, and become a vetted industry speaker. The NAWRB Delegate Program is hosting a training event on November 16th, 2017 at Lake Tahoe,CA, taking place a day before NAWRB’s Exclusive Mastermind Retreat in the same location on Nov.17-18th.

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5 Nuggets Every Realtor Should Have in Their Pocket

This past Wednesday, Nov. 7th, Steve Haskell, Reverse Mortgage Loan Officer at NeighborWorks Orange County, was featured and interviewed on our NAWRB sheCall: Purchasing a Home with Reverse Mortgage. Thank you to Steve Haskell, NeighborWorks Orange County, and all of our participants for joining us on the call. In case you missed it, Steve shared invaluable “golden nuggets” that all realtors should have at their disposal when working with clients. Read more out to find out whether you know them.

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Just Released: NAWRB Exclusive Special Edition Magazine – Year of Women

Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) announces the release of NAWRB Magazine Volume 7, Issue 3, The 5th Annual 2018 NAWRB Conference Special Edition. This issue brings exclusive coverage of our exceptionally high-profile and information-packed conference celebrating the “Year of Women” in Chicago, IL, the heart of America and the city’s business center. In case you missed it, or you are eager to relive the experience, this issue, accompanied with extensive video coverage, you can catch a glimpse of the incredible discussions, presentations and connections made at this diverse gathering of thought leaders and industry experts.

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Women Make History in the 2018 Midterm Elections

Yesterday, Tuesday, Nov. 6th, Americans took to the polls to cast their votes in the 2018 Midterm Elections to elect candidates for Senate, the House of Representatives, State Governors and other local appointments and propositions. Not only did we see a surge of women and minority voters this year, but over 100 women were elected into Congress—at least 98 women in the House and 13 in the Senate—the highest representation of women in U.S. history.

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