Condo Owner's Bill Of Rights?
D.C. Councilmembers are studying a controversial measure that would provide new protections for condominium owners. While protections already exist for owners governed by a condominium association, conflicts often occur, including misunderstanding of rights or inequitable implementation of an association's policies and penalties.
Get a Better Mortgage Interest Rate
People will clip coupons and drive across town to save a few cents at the gas pump, but few will shop around for the best interest rate on their mortgages. Most buyers tend to go with the first lender they talk with, perhaps out of fear of losing the house if they don't act quickly enough. Paying one-eighth of a point too much can add up to thousands of dollars over the life of the loan.
Existing home sales remain steady, ending four-month slumpSales of existing homes remained steady from July to August, ending four months of decline, according to data from the National Association of Realtors....Read More
Zillow to feature listings from Canada’s largest indie brokerageAs part of its efforts to come to Canada, Zillow will soon feature listings from the country's largest indie brokerage, Right At Home Realty....Read More
Rents are flat for the first time since 2012The nationwide median rent in August remained unchanged year-over-year for the first time since 2012, according to Zillow’s latest housing data survey. The median rent is actually lower than it was in August 2017, in 19 of the nation’s 35 largest housing markets....Read More
5 reasons it’s tough to be a parent in real estate (and how to make it work)From never having free time to figuring out how to prioritize your kids while making your clients feel like they're No. 1 — being a real estate agent with kids isn't easy. Here's how agents are balancing their work and family lives....Read More
NYC brokerages unite to launch ‘game-changing’ data platformLeading residential brokerages in New York City are uniting to offer a new level of transparency to the way consumers and brokers search property. The effort is being called a “game-changer” by high-ranking executives involved in its launch....Read More
9 things you need to tell your clients about flood insurance right nowA client's lack of knowledge when it comes to flood coverage can be shocking and stressful. So what can Realtors and brokers do to help protect their clients? Start by talking about flood insurance. Here are nine points to start off with....Read More
Luxury sellers won’t budge on price? Share these factsIf a luxury home sits on the market longer than average, the result will be a lower sale price, and other costs will add up quick. Here's how to explain the true cost to your high-end clients. ...Read More
We didn’t let it break us: A personal look back at the Great RecessionThe housing market plummeted in 2008, dragging down with it real estate jobs and the financial stability of so many involved in this industry. Countless real estate professionals and homeowners were affected, and memories of this event will live on for years to come. Here are some of mine....Read More
Minnesota’s two largest multiple listing services are mergingNorthstarMLS is joining forces with Southeast Minnesota Realtors (SEMR) to offer lower combined fees to 88 percent of the state's real estate pros...Read More
Survey: What should agents do to stay safe on the job?Agents frequently find themselves in situations where they have to be aware of their surroundings and vigilant about possible threats to their safety. Let us know your thoughts on workplace safety in the industry....Read More