Thousands of REALTORS® from around the country rallied to promote homeownership and the real estate industry at the foot of the Washington Monument on Thursday, the largest assembly of REALTORS® in one place and U.S. News & World Report was there to cover it. Find photos, a video and full coverage.

In other news:

Lenders are stepping up efforts to crack down on mortgage fraud. (Chicago Tribune)

Federal Housing Administration (FHA) may be easing condo mortgage rules. (Daily Herald)

30-year mortgage rates fall to new record low of 3.79. (Chicago Sun-Times)