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REAL ESTATE NEWS: March 11, 2010

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NAR: Don't rein in FHA By MATT CARTER The Federal Housing Administration's loan guarantee program remains critical to the nation's economic recovery, the National Association of Realtors said today in urging Congress to refrain from raising FHA minimum downpayment requirements. FHA insured nearly 30 percent of purchase loans in 2009, including more than half of mortgages taken out by first-time homeowners, and NAR also wants lawmakers to make temporary increases in FHA loan limits in costly housing markets permanent. More » Telemarketing hang-upsRealtor Notebook Foreclosures level off in FebruaryRealtyTrac: Filings expected to remain at high level Top 10 marketing strategiesSurveys: Referrals top list, pay-per-click ads rank low It's OK to be optimisticPerspective: Real estate's March report card Failed loan mod? Try againREThink Real Estate OTHER TOP STORIES Coping with cranky real estate clients Agent favors appraisals over BPOs 3 top tech events in spring 2010...