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Lawrence Yun, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Lawrence Yun is the Chief Economist of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Pamela Banks, REALTOR®

Pamela Banks is a REALTOR® with RE/MAX Direct in Wellington, Florida, and the 2015 President of the Florida State Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

Steve Goddard, REALTOR®

Steve Goddard is REALTOR® and the Manager of RE/MAX Estate Properties in Manhattan Beach, California. Steve’s a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute, a Certified Residential Specialist and an Accredited Buyer Representative, among the many NAR designations and certifications he’s earned. He currently serves as the Regional Vice President of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® for California, Hawaii and Guam.

Ron Hazelton, Ron Hazelton HouseCalls

Ron Hazelton is TV Host, author and expert in the do-it-yourself home improvement field. You may have seen Ron on Good Morning America, the History Channel, on HGTV or Oprah… and his home improvement series, RON HAZELTON’S HOUSECALLS, is now in its twelfth season on TV. He’s authored multiple home improvement books, including Ron Hazelton’s Housecalls, published by Time-Life, and founded the website RonHazelton.com, where you can view over 500 of his DIY project tips and techniques.

Closets!

So here’s a question. When friends and family come to your house for a visit, what part of your place do you like to show off?

Living room…check.

Kitchen…check.

Great room…check.

But…how often do you lead the tour right into one of your – closets?

Well, there would be PLENTY to see…hangers jam packed with clothes, overstuffed shelves, golf clubs and muddy boots. Who would want to let anybody see that? No wonder it’s not part of the big house tour.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. And right now we’re going to talk about how to turn that around. So that your closets – can go from ugly duckling to swan…and become the absolute BEST places in your house. The first stop on your next house tour.

OK, not really.

But – we do have some ideas about how to make them a whole lot better. And for many of us, that’s a pretty good place to start.

Think about it. Your closets are probably among the most important places of your home.

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Keith Gumbinger, HSH.com

Keith Gumbinger is Vice President of HSH.com, the nation’s largest publisher of mortgage and consumer loan information. He’s been in the mortgage industry as an expert observer for over twenty-five years and is an expert in real estate and mortgage lending issues.

Patrick Reilly, The Self Storage Association

Patrick Reilly is the Immediate Past Chairman and National Director of the Self-Storage Association. This group is the official voice of the self-storage industry, both in the United States and abroad. And it’s now in its 40th year!

Tim Carter, AskTheBuilder.com

Tim Carter is a master carpenter, a master plumber and a master roof-cutter and he’s done a video on just about every type of home improvement on his website, AskTheBuilder.com. Tim’s “ASK THE BUILDER” column still appears each week in some 60 newspapers nationwide and he’s been named one of the BIG-50 remodelers by REMODELING Magazine.

Christina Hoffmann, HouseLogic.com

HouseLogic.com is a free source of information and tools—from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® — that can help you make smart and timely decisions about your home.

Yes, That Business Started Here

You know, we’re looking at a lot of things. Including – how people can make the best use of their garage.

For some people? It’s all about just parking their cars. For others, though…the garage is much more than that. It represents valuable extra space…in which people expand their family rooms, kitchens…and home offices.

That’s right. Home offices. Over the years, many people who dreamed of creating a business, a product, or a service, took the very first steps towards making that dream come true – right out in the garage.

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HSH.com
AskTheBuilder.com
RonHazelton.com

Top News Of The Week

- EHS Up
- Building Permits Show Record Growth
- Underwater Owners Breaking the Surface
- Corner Offices Cut Back
- Consumers Confused
- Mortgage Lenders Confident
- EHS Up
- Down Payments Dropping
- California to Repay Fund for Troubled Homeowners
- Canadians Lose Foreign Buying Crown

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Local Market Conditions

It’s time to take look at the latest real estate facts and figures from across the country.

This week we’re going to look at home affordability using recent data from THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® for the month of April.

NAR’s Home Affordability Index measures the ability of a typical buyer to purchase an existing home at the national median price using a 20% down payment. The median is the price point at which half of the homes sold for more and half for less. The Home Affordability Index declined on both a month to month and a year to year basis. Even though we experienced a year over year drop in mortgage interest rates, home prices increased enough in April to make it more expensive to buy a home.

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