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Bob Goldberg took over as NAR’s Chief Executive Officer on August first, and since then he has launched a comprehensive campaign to reinvent the real estate industry – from the ground up!

George Harvey, REALTOR®

George Harvey is a REALTOR® and Broker-Owner of The Harvey Team, in Telluride, Colorado. George is deeply involved in real estate at the local, state and national level. He’s the former president of the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. And George is also NAR’s 2017 Regional Vice President for the states of Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and – Wyoming!

Ask the Millennial! with Jane Dollinger

The Millennials are the biggest demographic group in the country – and when they start buying real estate in droves – it will affect every home buyer, home seller and homeowner in America. And joining us now is our Millennial in residence – Jane Dollinger!

Viki Kass, REALTOR®

Viki Kass is a REALTOR® with homes Unlimited in Anchorage Alaska, and the the incoming president of the Anchorage Association of REALTORS®. I spoke with Viki at a recent NAR event – and asked her whether in Alaska – REALTORS® have to drive – well….different cars?

BIll Thompson, Real Estate Today

Almost 50 years ago, in the spring of 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation that is among the most significant of his presidency: Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, better known as the Federal Fair Housing Act. And as we approach that anniversary, many Americans are talking about how far we’ve come since then – and also, how far we still have to go. More on this report from Real Estate Today’s BIll Thompson.

Second Home First?

We’re back with an in-depth look at the ins and outs of buying a Family Getaway, your retirement home, or an investment property in a nice resort area.

You don’t many people around the United States would like to buy a second home. But they have one big issue. They don’t have their first home yet. It’s pretty understandable, because many people who live in some of the nation’s biggest cities find home prices are sky-high. I mean you can’t just reach into your pocket and pull out a couple of million dollars in New York City or San Francisco or other big dollar real estate markets. And so for many of those people especially in their younger years, the idea of owning a home of their own appears to be Out Of Reach.

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Bob Goldberg is the CEO of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Bob took over the top spot at the nation’s largest trade association on August first, and on that date, he launched a comprehensive re-invention of the real estate industry. One of his main priorities – managing change – so that real estate will happen more smoothly, more efficiently and more quickly – than ever before.

Carol Curtis, REALTOR®

Carol Curtis is a REALTOR® and Associate Broker with Century 21 Riverstone, in Sandpoint, Idaho. She is the President of the Coeur d’Alene chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®, and in 2018 will serve on a Women’s Council National Committee. Carol is also the past Treasurer of Selkirk Association Of REALTORS®.

Real Knowledge! with Kathy Pickering

Kathy Pickering is with H&R Block, the nation’s largest tax preparation service!

Keith Gumbinger,

Keith Gumbinger, VP at, the nation’s leading source for consumer mortgage and financial information!

Gail Doxie, REALTOR®

Gail Doxie is a REALTOR® with RE/MAX Realty Group, in Fort Myers, Florida, saw so many cases of post traumatic stress disorder among veterans in her area, on Florida’s Royal Palm Coast. So Gail set out to help, founding the Miles of Smiles Foundation – which provides Equine Therapy for veterans…helping them rebuild confidence and trust. For her efforts, Gail receibed an honorable mention from REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor awards, in 2014.

After You Buy With Friends

Today we’ve been looking at all the ups and downs and in and outs buying a second home in today’s real estate market. I want to leave you with a thought a few thoughts about buying a second home with family or friends.

Many people do it.. Because they find a great spot and they really want to buy a house but they can’t quite swing it on their own. So they go in on it with members of their family or good friends. It happens all the time and it’s a great way to get your foot in the door of a second home. Not sure if you do that you will have to qualify for a mortgage as a team, you’ll have to share the down payment and the closing costs, and you’ll all be on the deed most likely.

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