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Is the traditional residential real estate industry collapsing?

My podcast of this topic If you search for residential real estate mergers and acquisitions in your favorite internet search portal, you’ll see many mergers are occurring. We are seeing a drop on volume of “available” residential properties that agents … Continue reading

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Does FHA insure mortgages for nursing homes?

Yes…but, is this within the scope and purpose of the US federal government to insure mortgages for the construction or operation of nursing homes? How many FHA mortgages have been used to fund nursing homes and have there been any … Continue reading

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Can You Answer These Top Five E&O Policy Coverage Questions?

Errors and omissions policy forms vary from carrier to carrier and all have their own list of exclusions. Claims related to criminal, fraudulent, or dishonest act are normally excluded. Claims related to any type of liability which was assumed by … Continue reading

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What is an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey and why is it important in Real Estate Transactions?

In 25 words or less….or more: Lenders won’t make loans for home purchases (hey – this is important even if you buy a property for cash) unless title is clean and title insurance policy can be issued on the property. … Continue reading

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Spray Foam Bad for Termite Control

Why does spray foam insulation interfere with termite control? Spray foam insulation unfortunately provides termites with a dense, spongy place to build their colonies, and it is very easy for them to tunnel through. It does not attract termites, but … Continue reading

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Real Estate Open Houses – Good or Bad idea?

Reason it’s a bad idea (Hint: Theft!): One arrested in connection with thefts from real estate open houses in Kennewick Only 3% of buyers visited open houses according to the 2018 Home Buyers and Seller Generational Trends Report published by … Continue reading

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Failure to Double-Check Your Work Could End in a Lawsuit

A lending institution engaged a real estate broker to list and sell residential property that went through the foreclosure process after its owners defaulted on the mortgage. Situation: A lending institution engaged a real estate broker to list and sell … Continue reading

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Mortgage Calculators

I found these on the web through different source and I am not sure how much use they will be or the simplest or you to use, but don’t feel obligated to use any services advertised on this website. I … Continue reading

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Georgia Landlord-Tenant Handbook (Georgia laws regarding residential rentals)

Do you know your rights as a landlord? As a tenant? The Georgia Landlord-Tenant Handbook addresses each parties rights for residential rental properties. For example: Please see one of my related blog posts: Are tenants liable for HOA fees? References … Continue reading

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Are You at Fault? Developing Procedures Could Save You from Litigation

Source: From Pearl Insurance E&O Risk Manager When an agent and broker partner together for a transaction, it’s extremely important for both parties to do their own due diligence. Because even if you don’t directly make the mistake, you could … Continue reading

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