A searchable database contains partial information on 42K Fla. company names that received more than $150K – but no business names for smaller loans.
In the first of six training webinars, NAR speakers answered questions about a new Code of Ethics Rule, effective Nov. 13, that bans “harassing speech, hate speech, epithets or slurs” against protected classes. Must a Realtor, for example, no longer oppose same-sex marriages?
The divorce agreement called for an ex-husband to deed the family home over to his ex-wife – but he didn’t. How can this be fixed if she can’t track him down?
92% of broker-owners made donations in 2020, up from 81% in 2018 – and in addition to money, volunteerism also increased, NAR says.
The Commerce Dept. lowered the tariff from 20% to 9%. Higher lumber prices aren’t caused exclusively by tariffs, but lumber prices for a new home are up $10K-$15K.
Appliance manufacturers are pushing refrigerators with sterilizing ultraviolet lights and germ-killing washing machines during the pandemic.
It’s only a slight drop from last week’s 2.72%, but it’s enough to break another record. One year ago, the rate for a 30-year mortgage loan averaged 3.68%.
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The limit for Title II and reverse mortgages rises from this year’s base of $331,760. In high-cost areas, the limit can go as high as $822,375, up from $765,600 in 2020.
A pandemic-inspired push from cities to suburbs has sparked interest from investors who see profit in buying build-to-rent homes to lease to those urban relocators.
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NAR’s Real Estate Forecast Summit goes virtual this year – but you must register. Seven sessions (Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.) will provide an overview of the year ahead.
SB 374, one of the last bills signed by Gov. DeSantis this year, prohibits “discriminatory restrictions” from any title transaction recorded in the state. Until now, those restrictions could be added or allowed to remain in any title transaction – they just weren’t enforceable in court.
“But that wasn’t a Code of Ethics violation,” often follows the filing of a Code of Ethics complaint. It’s a difficult process even if the Realtor did nothing wrong, but here are some steps to lessen the risk it will happen to you.