Veterans Day 2019: MAJ Erica G. Courtney, U.S. Army

Today is Veterans Day, a national holiday honoring all the men and women who have served in American wars with parades, speeches and a remembrance ceremony in Arlington, VA. The day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, marking the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution to make the day an annual observance, before President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared Veterans Day a national holiday in 1954. 

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Best U.S. Cities to Live on a $60,000 Salary

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median household income in the U.S. was $61,937 in 2018. What kind of life does this afford the average American? The answer depends on a variety of factors, such as spending and saving habits, as well as the cost of living. In addressing the cost of living factor, SmartAsset released a report listing the best cities to live in the country with an income of $60,000.

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Housing Costs Ease for Homeowners But Not Renters Since 2008

A decade after the housing crisis, a U.S. Census Bureau report shows that housing cost burden has eased for homeowners but has remained stagnant for renters since the peak of the recession. Recent data from the American Community Survey (ACS) estimates the percentage of “burdened” households that spend at least 35 percent of their monthly income on housing costs. 

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WHER Chat: November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month, which pays tribute to the millions of Americans who selflessly care for family members who are chronically ill, elderly or have a disability. Taking care of a loved one comes with its own unique set of challenges and joys, and this month is dedicated to recognizing caregivers for all their efforts in providing support and comfort to their loved ones in their homes and communities. 

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October 2019 California Wildfires: Updates & Resources

The state of California has been dealing with at least ten active fires this past month, including the Kincade Fire, Getty Fire, Easy Fire and the recent Hillside Fire that started last night in San Bernardino County. NAWRB provides the latest updates on these fires and must-know resources for those affected by these tragic events. 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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Happy Halloween from NAWRB!

Tomorrow is Halloween, a fun and festive occasion filled with costumes, parties, trick-or-treating, spooky decorations, pumpkin carving and memories to last forever. This holiday has a 2,000 year-old history with origins to the Celtic festival of Samhain, an ancient tradition involving images of witches, ghosts and vampires. As we prepare for this week’s festivities, here are some facts about this popular holiday from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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WHER Chat: One in Five Older Americans Live in Rural Areas

One in five older Americans live in rural areas, with many concentrated in states where more than half of the older population lives in rural areas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s recent The Older Population in Rural America: 2012-2016. The report shows that 17.5 percent of the rural population was 65 years and older during this time compared to 13.8 percent in urban areas. 

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NDILC Council Member Rachel Beam-Jares Promoted to Director of Loss Mitigation at Fannie Mae

Women in the Real Estate & Housing Ecosystem (NAWRB) is pleased to announce NAWRB Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) member Rachel Beam-Jares has been promoted to Director of Loss Mitigation, Single-Family Collateral Valuation, at Fannie Mae. Rachel is a valued asset to the NDILC Council, and we are inspired by her achievements as a diversity leader in the appraisal industry. Congratulations, Rachel! We look forward to watching your success in this new role and other future achievements. 

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WHER Chat: Many Women-Led Companies Are Finding Success in Texas

Inc. released a report listing the top 10 cities where women-led companies are most likely to succeed using data from this year’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing private U.S. companies and then ranking metros by the number of women-owned companies that are based there. Washington, D.C. takes the top spot, but three cities from Texas were ranked as the top cities for women-led companies. 

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Just Released: NAWRB Magazine, Vol. 8, Issue 2, 10th Anniversary – MBA mPowering You 10/26

Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is excited to announce the release of NAWRB Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 2, 10th Anniversary 2019 Special Edition! The 2019 NAWRB 10th Anniversary Conference, Redefining Leadership, brought together industry leaders and senior executives from across the most inclusive economic ecosystem at the beautiful Langham Huntington Resort in Pasadena, CA.This Special Edition of NAWRB Magazine recaptures the synergy and eye-opening conversations we heard from our incredible speakers and 2019 Leadership Award Winners.

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