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How the government shutdown impacts real estate 

Basically limited processing by FHA of FHA mortgage loans and no new sales or renewal of flood insurance policies.

13 Things Real Estate Agents Don’t Want You to Know


This news story just needs repeating…and who’s looking for the next agent doing the same thing…because we all know this isn’t all the drug trade in the US.

Post #1:  Real Estate Tips: Essential Cybersecurity for Your Brokerage

  • Monitor your environment
  • Implement effective policies for the destruction and maintenance of data
  • Prevent account takeover and phishing
  • Review and update important financial processes
  • Never enter your login details on websites that don’t start with “https:”
  • Pay your attention to the language used in emails
  • Don’t click hyperlinks

Post #2:  Three Essential Lessons Anyone Starting Real Estate Brokerage Needs To Know – Strive For Balance is important…

Post #3;

Mortgage Strategies for Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market

“One option clients have taken advantage of is the J.P. Morgan Pledged Asset Mortgage” This mortgage strategy allows clients to pledge assets in their J.P. Morgan portfolios in lieu of a cash down payment. With the securities and home as collateral, borrowers may qualify for up to 100% financing. “We’re seeing a number of clients turn to the Pledged Asset Mortgage as part of their estate planning strategy,” adds Mr. Stewart.


Mortgage Rates Drop After Fed “Raises Rates”


Post #1: Real Estate Advice: What to know when buying a condo.

Post #2: Who usually represents who in a real estate transaction?.


Post #1: Mortgage Rates Flattening Out After Much-Needed Winning Streak.

Post #2: Housing Bubble Trouble Ahead? We Asked a DePaul Real Estate Scholar.


Top 10 states to make the most money from investing in real estate.


Post #1: IRS Regulations Give Green Light for Real Estate Investments in Opportunity Zones.

Post #2: Minneapolis is about to abolish single-family residential zoning.


Post #1: 2019 Real Estate Forecast: What Home Buyers, Sellers And Investors Can Expect.

Post #2: Mortgage Rates Lowest Since September After Jobs Report.


Real estate trouble: Reverse mortgages deplete FHA insurance reserves. The Federal Housing Administration’s 2018 audits revealed that losses from real estate reverse mortgages destroyed about a third of the taxpayer-guaranteed insurance reserves.

12-7-2018: Have a Blessed Pearl Harbor Day

Post #1: ‘Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?

Post #2: Real Estate Advice: Getting a mortgage after your retire.

Secrets to success as a new real estate agent.

    • Leverage the Internet
    • Capture Great Photos
    • Tell Stories
    • Go the Extra Mile
    • Don’t Forget Your Business Plan
    • Get


A Checklist for Home Inspections.


It’s Alive, It’s Alive! – Digital Mortgages Awaken a New Real Estate Market. This past Tuesday at the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., representatives from Wells Fargo and Bank of America spoke about their new digital mortgage application process that began in January.


Post #1: Home and Real Estate Weekly: What to negotiate when buying a house.

Post #2: Warning: Real Estate Development in Flood Zones Is Surging in Some States. Home buyers in search of a forever house should reconsider looking on the coast.


Post #1: Can Owning a Home Still Build Wealth? That statement summarizes the argument made recently by Daniel Hertz, senior fellow at City Observatory who contends that housing can’t be both affordable and a good investment. This observation runs contrary to conventional wisdom that homeownership is the most reliable pathway to household wealth.

Post #2: Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced Loan Limits Increase to $484,350.

Post #3: After years of declines, housing inventory is building.


Post #1: The best time of the year to buy a home.

Post #2: Real Estate Matters: this will be a home buyer’s Christmas.


Post #1: Property Disclosure and Liability . Agents should be aware of patent and latent defects…and also be aware their complete email, text, and phone conversations can be used in any investigationor due diligence with respect to lawsuits.

Post #2: How To Capture The Millennial Market As A Real Estate Agent.


After a Steady Run, Builder Confidence Finally Folds.


Online real estate Opens a New Window. company Zillow is offering a new way to sell a home. The Zillow Offers program launched this spring in Atlanta, Denver, Phoenix and Las Vegas, and plans to expand into North Carolina in the Charlotte and Raleigh markets this winter. It allows consumers to sell their home without hosting open houses or making repairs. The seller also controls the closing date.


Post #1: More Americans are using real estate agents than ever before.

Post #2: Real Estate Radio.

Post #3: Amazon HQ2 Will Have Gradual Effect on Home Values, Experts Say.


Fannie Mae Offering Relief Programs in Wildfire Areas.
Question: Are other lenders/secondary mortgage insurers (i.e., HUD and Freddie Mac, and others) instituting help with payment forbearance, waiving fess, etc?


Post #1: Is real estate development good or bad? . Emotion plays no part in location decisions, it is all about making the building efficient and effective for transportation, energy and employees.

Post #2: Questions to ask the real estate agent before home buying or selling process. . Have you sold property in this area before? In this question helps you to know what buyers want, what types of homes sold faster. If an agent has experience in your neighborhood, it’s a major advantage.


Post: 6 Must-Ask Questions to Identify Qualified Leads in Real Estate.

    • 1) What Do You Know About the Real Estate Market?
    • 2) Are You Financially Capable of Buying a Property?
    • 3) Are You Pre-Approved by a Lender?
    • 4) What Type of Property Are You Looking For?
    • 5) Are You Currently Working with Another Agent?
    6) Do You Have a Timeline?


Post #1: Realtors no longer simply show houses. Realtors also now play a large part in helping buyers integrate into the community. Comrie notes that buyers often ask for recommendations on painters, carpenters and other home service providers along with regional recommendations for shopping and schools.

Post #2: Is a Second Career in Real Estate Right for You? . A career in real estate can be challenging but rewarding if you are willing to put in the hours. According to the National Association of Realtors, 87 percent of agents leave the career within the first 5 years – so only 13 percent succeed. It also takes on average 9 months to make your first sale. Here are some tips to defy the odds and succeed.

11-12-2018: Veterans Day – Please thank a Veteran for their service…not just today but every day.

Post #1: Mortgage applications fall to 4-year low as homebuyers exit housing market.

Post #2: Housing Sentiment Continues to Sour as Economy Booms.

Post #3: How to protect yourself in a real estate transaction .


Post #1: ‘U.S News & World Report’ Partners With HomeLight To Boost Real Estate Coverage. Readers will gain info on about 7,000 cities nationwide, with USNews.com’s research on home improvement, financing, and buying and selling advice combined with HomeLight’s market statistics, list of top performing agents and demographic data.

Post #2: HUD riles housing discrimination complaint against Facebook.

Post #3: 3 must-have skills for new agents to succeed in real estate :

1. Learn your local area on a personal level
2. Pay attention to details
3. Network like a boss


Post #1: Five Things To Know Before Buying Your Home In A New Real Estate Development.

Post #2: What Are Real Estate Comps and Are They a Good Estimate of Value?

Post #3: Home and Real Estate Weekly: Which down payment strategy is right for you?. You must evaluate the pros of low amount you give up and saving your cash for emergency repairs v. higher monthly payment through monthly Private Mortgage Insurance premiums.


Post #1 Freddie Sees Home Sales Regaining Momentum in 2019.

Post #2: Real Estate: Is renting or buying a home the right choice for you?.


Post #1: CEO in Real Estate Ponzi Scheme Fined $120 Million by SEC.

Post #2: Real Estate Roundup: U.S. Homebuyers Love Their Patios.

Post #3: Affordability Now Biggest Concern as Metro Home Prices Rise.


Post #1: Women in Real Estate Luncheon addresses challenges for women in a male-dominated industry .

Post #2: 7 Winter Home Prep Tasks You Haven’t Done Yet.

Post #3: The 17 Best Real Estate Podcasts Every Agent and Broker Should Be Listening To.


Post #1: As the housing market stagnates, American homeowners are staying put for the longest stretches ever.

Post #2: Home flippers are fleeing the market as their profits shrink.


Post #1: Baby Boomers Are Living at Home. That’s Bad News for Senior-Housing Developers. Occupancy rates for senior housing stood at 87.9% in both the second and third quarter—the lowest rate since 2011 when it reached 87.5%, according to NIC, which tracks market-rate properties. Occupancy levels for assisted-living facilities, a category of senior housing, are also at their lowest levels since reporting on this data began in 2006, NIC said.

Post #2: Does a real estate agent have to tell you a home is haunted?

10-31-2018 (Nothing really scary here):

Post #1: Zillow and Redfin Continue Their Decade-Long Quest to Disrupt Real Estate.

Post #2: Are Women Real Estate Agents Changing the Game? .

Post #3: Can you trust real estate agents to give you the full story on house prices?.


Post #1: Slower growth in US metro areas.

Post #2: What Real Estate Agents Should Know About Cryptocurrency and Blockchain.


Post #1: Angie’s List: DIY projects can increase a property’s real estate value.

Post #2: Why millennials don’t like real estate.

    • Risk appetite
    • Job opportunities
    • Lifestyle
    Unaffordable price


Post #1: Hiring A Real Estate Agent? Ask These 6 Questions First.

  • How many transactions have they done so far this year?
  • Do they seem to know the area?
  • Are they available when I need them?
  • Do they have experience with my type of transaction?
  • Do they seem to have my best interest in mind?
  • Do I have a good feeling about them?

Post #2: HUD Charges Minnesota Real-Estate Agent And Homeowners With Discrimination.


Post #1: The rate of foreclosures in the U.S. is actually down to 0.5 percent, according to CoreLogic — the lowest since 2006.

Post #2: New Home Sales Drop Sharply and other topics. Sales of newly constructed homes fell in September by 5.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 553,000. Even worse news, the August increase evaporated. Those sales were revised down from 629,000 to 585,000. With those losses, sales fell behind September 2017 by 13.2 percent and May remains the last month when sales increased. The median price of a home sold during the month was $320,000 and the average was $377,200. The sales prices in September 2017 were $331,500 and $379,300 respectively. At the end of the reporting period there were an estimated 327,000 new homes available for sale. This is a 7.1 month supply at the current rate of sales, up from 6.5 months in August. Marketing time for a completed home was a median of 2.9 months for the second month in a row.


Post #1: Real Estate Agents Answer: What’s The One Thing You Wish Sellers Knew?.

Post #2: The Uber of real estate is coming and once again, it’s millennials who are behind the disruption .


Post #1: Why do some real estate agents get such a bad rap?.

Post #2: 3 digital marketing tips for getting your own real estate leads:

1. Use hashtags
2. Use industry quotes
3. Come up with great blog ideas


Post #1: Mortgage rates retreat, but housing supply crunch won’t let up . So far this year, the 30-year-fixed has averaged 4.49%, up from 3.99% throughout 2017.

Post #2: Office of Inspector General (FHFA- OIG) for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or Agency) identifies four serious management and performance challenges facing the Agency for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. Office of Inspector General (FHFA- OIG) for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or Agency) identifies four serious management and performance challenges facing the Agency for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 and a management concern, and its assessment of those challenges and concern. Both FHFA and FHFA-OIG have acknowledged the difficulties resulting from the ongoing uncertainty regarding the future role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (collectively, the Enterprises) in the housing finance system.

10-19-2018: (Word for today is…BLOCKCHAIN)

Post #1: Is it safe to buy and sell real estate on the blockchain? The most important value of the blockchain is that it gives traders the opportunity to directly share the database. With blockchain, power is decentralized and there is no central administrator or set of administrators.

Post #2: Is Blockchain In The Future Of Real Estate? .

Post #3: Real Estate and the Blockchain: A Transactional Perspective.

Post #4: PayPal Alum: How Blockchain Will Change Investing and Why Real Estate Will Be First.

Post #5: Nine Things To Keep In Mind About Blockchain In Real Estate.

1. Technology Will Enhance Security And Transparency
2. Blockchain Will Disrupt The Real Estate Title Industry
3. Relevant Information Is Available On Specific Sites
4. Education And State Approval Will Help Adoption
5. Blockchain Will Form A Secondary Market
6. Blockchain Should Be Integrated Into Entire Value Chain
7. Adoption Starts With Learning, Adaptability And Application
8. Blockchain Will Reshape How Data Is Exchanged
9. Blockchain Is Not Cryptocurrency


Post #1:4 Real Estate Investing Strategies: Which One is Right for You?

Post #2: 5 questions to ask before hiring a real estate agent to sell your home.


Post #1: Home Price Reductions Are Increasing, Especially at High End.

Post #2: Number of Real Estate Teams are Growing, NAR Survey Finds.

Post #3: Are We Entering Into A Buyer’s Market? – The National Real Estate Cafe.


Post #1: “Debt-to-Income” Now Biggest Player in Mortgage Denials . Poor credit used to be the primary reason but debt-to-income (DTI) ratio is now the primary reason for denial of mortgage.

Post #2: Real Estate Roundup: Millennials Prioritize Homeownership Over Marriage and Children.


The growth in home values slows as buyers become more apprehensive.


Post #1: California tax shelter saves children big bucks on inherited property.

Post #2: 6 cryptocurrency questions investors should ask real estate agents (and how to answer).


Post #1: Top Five Must-Listen Real Estate Podcasts.

Post #2: Mortgage fraud is getting worse as more people lie about their income to qualify for loans. Mortgage fraud risk jumped more than 12 percent year over year at the end of the second quarter, according to CoreLogic, which measures six fraud indicators: identity, income, occupancy, property, transaction and undisclosed real estate debt. The biggest jump in mortgage fraud risk was due to income reporting, up 22% annually.


Post #1: Real Estate Corner: 8 things I didn’t know about Realtors — until I became one! .

Post #2:
Homeowners are sitting on a record $6 trillion in equity. Why aren’t they using it?


Is your state the same as Pennsylvania is regarding property taxes under Democratic leadership?

Pennsylvania could eliminate property taxes this year.

Feel like you’re being taxed to death in Pa.? A new study confirms that you probably are | Opinion.


Post #1: Fannie Mae – preventing mortgage fraud.

Post #2: 4 ways real estate can turbocharge your retirement income.

1. Tapping equity in your home
3. Direct ownership
4. Crowdfunding

Post #3: IRS 20% business deduction brings good news to real estate agents.


Post #1: Housing tipping back to a buyer’s market as sellers cut prices.

Post #2: The overall weakening of housing conditions in the second quarter has moved Fannie Mae to lower its projections for originations of both purchase and refinancing mortgages.

Post #3: REAL ESTATE: Metro Atlanta home prices are rising very quickly.


Post #1: Why the housing industry should fear Amazon.

Post #2: 5 Mistakes Home Sellers Make .

Post #3: https://dsnews.com/daily-dose/09-19-2018/real-estate-vs-wire-fraud.


Post #1:Improvements are Needed for HUD’s Code Enforcement Program.

Post #2Jim Valentine: When real estate transactions don’t go as they should.

Post #3: 5 questions as lawmakers set to probe FHFA, GSE scandals. Specifically, the committee will examine FHFA’s policies and procedures used to supervise Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the FHFA’s structure and the need to reform the housing finance system in the United States…


Post #1: Solano Real Estate Scene: Are Realtors an endangered species?.

Post #2: How does depreciation add value to your investment? Put simply depreciation increases an investor’s cash return for residential and commercial property. One of the main challenges for investors is managing cash flow for their investment. Tax depreciation schedules assist in maximizing your cash return from an investment property. As a building gets older and items within it wear out they depreciate in value.


Post #1: Why should I research a Real Estate Agent before selling my home?

Post #2: Why Millennials Are Choosing Real Estate As A Career. Other than the push from his father, Mr. Geddie said being a real estate agent appeals because it has allowed him to “make money doing hard work with on-the-job training.”

Post #3: What are America’s fastest-growing (and shrinking) housing markets?.


Post #1: Many Enlist, but Flood Coverage Still Falls Short.The Urban Institute (UI) reports that the number of policies homeowners purchased through the National Flood Insurance Program (NIP) has declined over the last ten years and the total is now just over 5 million nationwide. There are also some private insurance policies, but nowhere near enough to cover the affected homes.

Post #2: Homeowners’ best, worst reasons to tap home equity.

Post #3: Home-price gains decelerate to 11-month low as housing market tries for a soft landing.


Post #1: Real Estate Slogans: 50+ Sure-Fire Ways To Craft A Better Brand With Examples And Ideas Of Catchy Taglines And Slogans.

Post #2: Home Buying Checklist: What Else Does ‘Location’ Mean? .


Post #1: What Not To Do When You Are Moving.

Post #2: Should a bank be allowed to use its own staff to value properties if it believes that there aren’t enough appraisers in its market to meet demand or that outside appraisals have become too costly?


Post #1: IRS 20% business deduction brings good news to real estate agents.

Post #2: FHA loans plummet in metro Phoenix, but that may be a good thing for Millennials.


6 Things to Know About Buying a Home Under New Tax Rules:

1. It may no longer make sense to deduct mortgage interest
2. You may not be able to deduct all your mortgage interest if you’re buying a more expensive home
3. Home equity loans aren’t deductible anymore
4. Forget about deducting mortgage interest on a second home
5. Your state and local taxes may no longer be fully deductible either
6. Capital-gains rules for home sales stayed the same


Post #1: Mortgage Fraud Risks Rise, Especially Income Fraud.
The risk of mortgage fraud jumped by 12.4 percent on an annual basis in the second quarter, the seventh consecutive quarter in which it has increased.

Post #2: HOA Board And Manager Authority .


Post #1: The Questions You Should Be Asking Your Real Estate Agent But Aren’t.

Post #2: Why the Best Real Estate Deals are not in the MLS .


Post #1: NY IG: Syracuse woman collected workers’ comp while working as real estate broker.

Post #2: Do I really need a mortgage broker? Hint: Mortgage brokers work for you, not the lender.


Post #1: Fannie and Freddie End Funding of Single-Family Rentals.

Post #2: How to speed up the home buying process.

Post #3: Is Amazon responsible for Seattle’s housing cooldown? Real estate experts weigh in.


Post #1: Are Home Prices Finally Pumping the Brakes?

Post #2: iBuyer Apps are Changing the Market.

Post #3: Home Makers: Renovation, real estate and media-savvy couple are on the rise .


Post #1: Rockwood police help residents fight back against increased IRS phone, email scams .

Post #2: NAR Sees Overheated Housing Market Starting to Cool.

Post #3: This Week in Atlanta Real Estate: Atlanta tops for affordable homes, new luxury townhome options and more.


Post #1: Three Creative Ways Real Estate Agents Can Market To Millennials .


Post #1: The tight labor market, soaring real-estate prices and new technology make moving for a better job less desirable.

Post #2: The housing recovery isn’t over, it just feels like it is.

Post #3: What Everyone Should Know Before Investing In Real Estate .


Post #1: Reverse Mortgages Draining FHA Resources, Overhaul Needed. Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program the program is an economic drain…the most recent showed the program with an economic value of negative $14.5 billion

Post #2: What You Really Need To Know Before You Pick A Real Estate Agent.

  • Real estate is local ― hyper-local, actually. Your agent should be, too.
  • Your friend or relative may not be the best agent for the job.
  • The best listing agent is not the one who tells you what you want to hear.
  • Go with the agent who actually closes deals.


Post #1: Real Estate Advice: Do your homework when searching for a home.

Post #2: 22 Secrets Your Real Estate Agent Isn’t Telling You.


Post #1: Millennials prefer cash over real estate as investment strategy. Hampered by student loan debt and escalating home prices, millennials prefer stowing away money in savings accounts and certificates of deposit over real estate or stock investments, according to a new survey published Wednesday.

Post #2: Moving? Avoid Making These Mistakes :

1. Hiring a shady mover.
2. Messing up the quotes.
3. Packing too much stuff.
4. Failing to schedule your move well in advance.
5. Ignoring the need to pack ahead of time.

Post #3: Is Blockchain In The Future Of Real Estate? .


Post #1: What To Expect When Getting A New Roof.

Post #2: What Do New Home Buyers Want? The Surprising Results.

Post #3: Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater.


Post #1: Why long-term renters are buying homes in cities they’ll never live in.

Post #2: The Importance of Fences in Adverse Possession.

Post #3: SEC going after brokers for peddling shares in $1.2 billion real estate Ponzi scheme.


Post #1: U.S. home prices up at greatest rate in 12 years.

Post #2: Developers could make bank from rollback of Dodd-Frank. The bill, which Trump signed Thursday, reduces some regulatory burdens for community and regional banks. These banks have long argued that Dodd-Frank has been too costly and unfairly burdensome, maintaining that it was Wall Street and major banks that were responsible for the toxic lending that led to the financial crisis, not smaller lenders.

Post #3: Banks are working to woo new doctors into home mortgages .


Post #1: Wire Fraud Creeps Through Real Estate Industry.

Post #2: How to Prepare a Property for Sale.

Clean, clean, then clean some more
Don’t Forget Outside
To Stage or not to Stage?
What to do on the Day


Post #1: Real Estate Agents Answer: What’s The Biggest Mistake That Buyers Make?.

Relying too much on the advice of family and friends:
Waiting for the ‘perfect’ home to arrive:
Biting off more than they can chew, financially:
Going on a ‘shopping spree’ after applying for a mortgage:

Post #2: Mortgage Broker Q&A.


Post #1: 7 real estate scripts that stand the test of time.

Post #2: Beware of “Fake” Real Estate News.

Post #3: There are Different Kinds of Community Associations . Homeowner Associations: the main difference between a condo and a homeowner association (HOA) is that the HOA owner owns his/her house — including the front and back lawn — but there are covenants (rules recorded in the land records) which must be followed by each owner.

Cooperative Housing
Homeowner Associations


Post #1: Affordability at 10-Year Low, .

Post #2: Redfin CEO warns of slowing national real estate market, as frustrated buyers are sitting out.

Post #3: The Realtors’ Last Hurrah.


11 things real estate agents could get in legal trouble for:

1. Breach of contract
2. Breach of duty
3. Failure to disclose flaws
4. Misleading clients
5. Fair housing issues
6. Data security
7. Giving legal advice
8. Failing to advise inspections
9. Negligence
10. Antitrust misconduct
11. Working outside your comfort zone


Post #1: Millennials Turn To Crowdfunding For Mortgage Down Payments.

Post #2: All Things Real Estate: Interview Realtors to find one you’re comfortable with their advice.

Post #3: 5 Things Every Buyer Absolutely Needs To Know About the Market.


Post #1: The number of consumers going without real estate agents is rising: Study.

Post #2: Why foreign buyers are pulling back from US housing market at record rate. “The [discussion of a] trade war or just the rhetoric against foreigners may have dampened some of the enthusiasm to buy property in the U.S.,” NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun told the Journal. Higher home prices and a strong dollar are other key factors NAR economists pointed to as drivers behind the plummeting interest from overseas.

Post #3: Housing market has hit a ‘significant slowdown’ in recent weeks, Redfin CEO says.


Post #1: Real Estate Agents Answer: What’s The One Thing You Wish All First-Time Homebuyers Knew?.

Post #2: How Irresponsible Mortgage Lenders Created A Second Housing Bubble.

Post #3: Don’t Be Afraid Of The Seller’s Disclosure .


Post #1: The Best Time to Sell Your House, Based on Real Estate Market Data . If you need to put your home on the market now, you’re in luck. Nationwide housing market data shows August as the best time to list a house in order to get the highest sale price. August was the best time to list overall from 2014 – 2017. Real estate transactions often take a few months to close, which means that homes listed in August will most likely close in November. Homes that closed in November over 2014 – 2017 sold for 4.04% higher than the national average.

Post #2: 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional Before Entering the Market!

Post #3: Agents: Real estate TV shows skewing home buying expectation .


Post #1: Millennials prefer cash over real estate as investment strategy . Among respondents of all ages, 32% viewed the stock market as the best investment, while only 24% chose cash instruments such as a savings account as the most lucrative option. Real estate clocked in at third, with just 22% of respondents describing it as an ideal investment.

Post #2: Homeownership Keeps Climbing. More and more renters say they aren’t interested in buying a home because of financial reasons, according to a semiannual survey released by mortgage company Freddie Mac earlier this year.

Post #3: Housing market is showing signs of cracking: ‘Anything-goes list-price strategy is no longer working’.


Post #1: CFPB Enforcement Is Back—With a Softer Touch.

Post #2: Are Real Estate Agents Still Relevant In The Age Of Tech?.

Post #3: 6 Tips on Choosing The Right Real Estate Agency For You .
1. They Have Proven Themselves Over the Years
2. They Provide Great Customer Service
3. They Demonstrate Their Expertise
4. They Give Back to the Community
5. They Uphold the National Association of Realtors® Code of Ethics
6. They Do It Right


Post #1: Why Buying A Home Is Not A Good Investment (It’s A Service).

Post #2: 7 Tips To Make Moving Stress-free When Buying a Home:

Preparation / Start Early
Yard Sale
Change of Address
Moving / Packing Supplies
Ask for Help
Sort and Organize your Belongings
Clean the Empty House Before Moving In

Post #3: Realtors no longer simply show houses.


Why Buying A Home Is Not A Good Investment (It’s A Service)


Are teams good news or bad for real estate brokerages?.


Post #1: Home sellers want to spy on buyers, real estate agents.

Post #2: Dear Monty: A sad real estate story. This also happened to me that a major realtor in the local market failed to submit bids to the seller…unfortunately, she was a “Realtor” without Ethical morals.

Post #3: Drilling down, Cushman & Wakefield found that MARTA drives about $1.4 billion in economic activity each year and supports almost 25,000 jobs (but is it all good news and how much economic benefit did other alternatives support w/o MARTA)?


Post #1: U.K. Proposes Prison For Real-Estate Money Launderers.

Post #2: Why Are Emotional-Support Pets Allowed in My Pet-Free Building?

Post #3: Is Real Estate Crowdfunding Right For You?


Post #1 : Home-sellers continue legal battle against Zillow, appeal judge’s decision to toss Zestimate lawsuit.

Post #2: Zillow hit with patent infringement lawsuit over ‘real estate information search’ apps.

Post #3: Real estate business botches: The truth about fixer-uppers.



Post #2: Real Estate and the Blockchain: A Transactional Perspective.

Post #3: 9 things not to say in your real estate listing.


Post #1: You’ve got your real estate license — 4 tips on what’s next.

Post #2: How to Find a Real Estate Agent .

Post #3: Why First Time Buyers Flock To The FHA Loan Program .


Post #1: Ex-township leader to pay restitution for real estate fraud.

Post #2: What A Real Estate Agent Really Does — And How To Find The Right One For You.

Post #3: New homeowners makes surprise discovery of tenant already living there.


Post #1: Millennials Still Aren’t Home Alone.

Post #2: Six Reasons You Shouldn’t Become A Real Estate Investor.

  • 1. You can’t find the right property.
  • 2. You don’t have the cash.
  • 3. You don’t have a go-to list of contractors.
  • 4. Rehabbing for profit and for personal taste are two different things.
  • 5. Becoming a landlord is a full-time job that few want.
  • 6. There are expenses you never thought of that will drain you dry if you don’t budget for them.

Post #3: How would a more conservative Supreme Court impact real estate?.


Post #1: How weather affects real estate, and why spring is not the best time to sell your house.

Post #2: How do interest rate increases really impact real estate decisions?. “When you look at the numbers and the incentives, you’ve created a system where many homes are more valuable to an investor than to an owner-occupied homeowner. If you see a continuation of the same tax policy and continued wage stagnation, I see a trend toward more renters and less ownership.”

Post #3: Meet the Inman Innovator Finalists: Most Innovative Real Estate Technology part 2.

Post #4: 17 essential real estate terms you should know.


RE agents caught in the crossfire as wealthy homeowners battle new flight paths.

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac privatization would affect many real estate portfolios. The largest 1,000 U.S. retirement plans had a combined $315.8 billion in real estate assets as of Sept. 30, Pensions & Investments’ latest annual survey found.

Real Estate Agents Answer: What Makes A Winning Offer?

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