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Ten years ago when the internet was young, NAR limited virtual-office website displays, but DOJ said that was wrong because it unfairly restrained competition.
The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit its highest point since April 2014 and moved marginally higher from last week's average 4.38%.
In a real estate firm, cutting costs is another way to grow a business. Think creatively and start with a close look at travel expenses and overhead costs.
What are the chances your next home sale will be paid for with Bitcoin? For most people, the risk of value volatility outweighs the benefits so far.
Disabled Americans don't lose rights under a U.S. House bill, but if the Senate agrees and the president signs it, businesses gain more time to correct problems.
Florida Realtors Legal Hotline is a free member benefit. From 9-5 weekdays, attorneys answer questions about contracts, Fla. law and other topics: (407) 438-1409 or via email.
The form updates approved at Florida Realtors' Mid-Winter meetings go live today and will be accessible via Form Simplicity and other forms vendors this morning.
One free call to the Tech Helpline or Legal Hotline might have easily cost more than yearly dues. Check the new "Florida Realtors Advantage" for more membership benefits.
If you know where to go, it's easy to send super-big files, improve your writing, avoid router hackers and print online articles without all the ads.
Higher home prices, mortgage rates and inflation will collectively make the typical inflation-adjusted mortgage payment go up 15%, economists predict.
Marketing automation helps attract new business, but it could push people away if it sounds fake or makes it harder for a client to talk to a real person.
Florida DRF updated assistance options and now provides one application for a personal residence and another for a broker to use in the event of office damage.
"I would say this has been a long time coming," says Dan Starelli, head of Guild Mortgage in Sacramento, Calif. "We've had interest rates dropping for decades. I think we hit bottom. I don't think we'll see rates in the 3s again."
If a long-time vacant home becomes a safety issue, must the HOA react? Also: Our community developer installed oak trees along the road, but roots are now damaging driveways and sidewalks. Who's responsible for doing repairs?
In a response to "many questions," the IRS ruled that secondary home loans - equity loans, home equity lines of credit and second mortgages - are still deductible after tax reform if borrowers use the funds for home improvements.
Tight housing supply, rising median prices put pressure on potential buyers, Florida Realtors data shows. Single-family home sales slipped 1.3% from year ago, median price up 9.1% while condo sales rose 5.9%, median price up 11.7%.
The association's in-house tech-support service debuted in 2001 to help Florida Realtors only, but it grew and now serves 550,000 Realtors in 15-plus states.
An escalation clause can help buyers pay the minimum amount needed to outbid other offers, but paying a higher price could affect their mortgage options.
Higher property prices make it hard for small investors to buy properties to flip or rent out, so more are combining resources to share the risks and rewards.
Older adults many times add their children's names to their home's deed to avoid probate and pass assets easily after death, but it's usually not the best option.
Fort Myers Realtor Cynthia Shafer, a 2002 NAR Good Neighbor Award winner, was honored for her charity's commitment to abused and neglected children.
For the second year in a row, the "cost/availability of labor" was No. 1 on the list of homebuilders' top concerns.
A board president owns most units in a co-op and offers an owner less-than market value with a threat to disapprove any other potential buyers. Can he do that?
NAR: Total sales down 4.8% for biggest year-over-year decline in 3 years, partly due to tight supply. Median price for all housing types up 5.8%.
According to NAR, Canadians purchased $19 billion of residential property in the United States last year – more than double the $8.9 million spent in 2016.
Notes released from a Jan. meeting suggest that the Fed will increase interest rates - which directly impact ARMs and indirectly FRMs - more often in 2018.
Changes to U.S. tax law led to a $6.53B loss at Fannie Mae last quarter, forcing the GSE to seek cash assistance from taxpayers for the first time post-recession.
Speculative investors lost status and money during the housing crisis after the government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac operations.
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