14 Foolproof Ways to Lower Your Living Expenses
Want that great deal for upgraded Internet and all the move channels? What's another $23 a month? Problem is, before you know it you're sinking in bills and your monthly payments have become a burden. Here are 14 ways to lower your monthly nut and get back to stress-free living.
New Disclosure Rules Impact Condominiums
Residential real estate has changed as of this month. There are new contract forms for Maryland and the District, and the new mortgage disclosure rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are now in effect. And there even is new terminology. A lender is now a creditor and the borrower/buyer is a consumer. The initial Truth in Lending statement and Good Faith Estimate we have used for a number of years has been replaced with the Loan Estimate. And the old-faithful HUD-1 (the settlement statement) has been discarded in favor of a "Closing Disclosure".
California fire destroyed 18 months of listing inventoryAs of Oct. 2018, there were only 858 properties on the market in Butte County, and the loss of more than 12,000 residences will result in an unstable local housing market for years to come....Read More
Connect the Speakers: Joyce Rey on the ability to get a deal doneJoyce Rey was a luxury real estate agent to the stars in Beverly Hills before television had put such a thing into a show, and she hasn’t slowed down....Read More
Landlord fined after denying renter’s emotional support animalA New York landlord has been slapped with a $15,000 fine to settle a discrimination case involving a mentally ill tenant and her emotional support animal....Read More
As sales cool, Realtors predict a flat 2019Realtors, real estate observers and Inman readers are all reading the tea leaves and predicting a 2019 dominated by a flattening market and little growth....Read More
Permits, starts and completions all drop below 2017 levelsPermits for new construction, housing starts and housing completions were all below 2017 levels in October, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development....Read More
Agent/broker perspective: Should you tell your sphere you’re ill?A successful Miami real estate agent has been diagnosed with a relatively treatable form of cancer and is struggling with the decision of whether or not to share the news with colleagues and clients....Read More
Two-thirds of millennial homeowners suffer from buyer’s remorseA recent survey revealed that many millennial homeowners regret their decision to purchase after the dust has cleared and they have settled into their new digs. Luckily, agents can help....Read More
The polite way to sell a home around the holidaysWhile most people will be eating pie and exchanging gifts with family, some real estate agents will be hard at work, helping many zealous buyers who hope to get an edge on their competition by placing an offer while everyone else is celebrating....Read More
10 tips for a fierce listing presentation in a competitive marketTo help you stand out and win the confidence of your potential seller clients, here are 10 tips to make a lasting impression on your next listing presentation....Read More
Want a good deal on a home? Buy in DecemberThe day after Christmas is the best day to buy a home if you’re looking for a discount, according to a new study from Attom Data Solutions. Overall December is the best month to buy a home if you’re looking for a deal, the study found....Read More