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Within These Walls

It’s been an action packed few days in our nations capital, not only with the ever changing currents events, but also with a conference full of rich content and amazing networking and collaborating. It’s in the 90s and balmy,...

A REALTOR® from Each State

When I was a kid, my dad did a lot of work in DC and we would pack the Buick Estate station wagon and head for visits. To keep us occupied, we played the state game, trying to find...

Arriving in DC

It’s great to be back in Washingon DC amongst my REALTOR® family. This year I’m rooming with first time attendee, Judy Panozzo, our local government affairs chair. After an uneventful flight with some disappointed Nationals fans (go Cubs) we...

Fannie, Freddie, and FHFA

On our way to FHFA to discuss the future of housing finance, mortgage credit availability, and learn about initiatives to create a modern Common Securitization Platform....

Take a Legislative Walk in Karen’s Shoes

Hump day at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo! Time to try out the fashionable yet sensible new shoes. Pedometer reset…let’s go! Headed from the Carlyle Suites Hotel to the Washington Hilton to catch the 6:30am shuttle to...

Want to get busy in real estate? Plan a trip!

What I thought would be a mundane Monday searching  for sensible shoes,  relaxing and packing for our early Tuesday  flight into DC  has morphed into 2 offers,   a couple showings – one at 8pm tonight – , contract modifications,...