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January 22, 2013
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  • U.S. housing industry is facing changes from regulations
    The final version of the Qualified Residential Mortgage rule, which will define the minimum down payment required for home loans, is likely to be released in the coming months, U.S. regulators say. That rule, along with underwriting and servicing measures released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week, have the potential to reshape home lending in the U.S. "These changes will impact business operations and the future of mortgage access for years to come," says David Stevens, president of the Mortgage Bankers Association. Bloomberg (1/18) Email this Story
  • Predictions on where the housing market is headed
    The housing market could begin favoring sellers this year, and buyers should be prepared for a more competitive market, Kathryn Buschman Vasel writes. Among the housing trends she cites are continued low interest rates, a stricter lending process, increasing home prices, a possible increase in housing inventories and less refinancing activity. Fox Business (1/17) Email this Story
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  • 7 steps to becoming your own leader
    Everyone is capable of being a leader, Kevin Eikenberry writes, but the key is to find the right leadership style. He advises you start by getting to know yourself, beginning with understanding your values, personality, strengths and weaknesses. Becoming a leader takes time, Eikenberry warns, as well as a desire to receive feedback and continuously learn. KevinEikenberry.com (1/14) Email this Story
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  • 6 questions to help you define work balance
    What are the parts of your work life you won't compromise? To find out, ask yourself what tasks, activities and other characteristics of your work and co-workers you want to protect or maintain, Mike Figliuolo writes. "Once you have the answers to these questions, you can begin to better define your boundaries at work, which should improve your job satisfaction and therefore improve your morale and performance," he writes. ThoughtLeaders blog (1/14) Email this Story
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The National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM) is a 17-year-old independent board that sets the standards for community association managers worldwide. The board administers the Certified Manager of Community Associations® (CMCA) examination, a rigorous, three-hour test that measures managers’ knowledge of community management best practices. Passing the CMCA examination and maintaining the standards of the CMCA certification is proof that a manager is a knowledgeable, ethical and professional. CMCA-certified managers have the skills to safeguard the assets of homeowners’ associations, giving homeowners peace of mind and protecting home values.

The CMCA credential is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) which means it complies with NCCA’s stringent international standards for a professional certification program. NCCA accreditation provides independent validation that the CMCA program meets or exceeds twenty-one standards concerning various aspects of the certification program including its purpose, structure, governance, psychometric foundation, policies and procedures. Accreditation validates the integrity of the CMCA program and is a mark of quality.

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