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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".
Cloud MLX now available to more agents through two California MLS dealsCloud MLX today announced deals making its front-end MLS interface available to subscribers of two California multiple listing services: the 7,000-member Bay Area Real Estate Information Services (BAREIS) MLS and the 4,000 plus-member San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR) MLS. ......Read More
How a government shutdown will impact real estate and housing“The government shutdown will have an impact on real estate transactions should it continue for an extended period of time,” said Mendenhall ......Read More
Home prices rose 7% in 2017: RedfinWhen looking at the year as a whole, home sales increased 1.7 percent over 2016 and prices rose 7.0 percent to a median sales price of $284, ......Read More
You can expect higher rents wherever Amazon’s HQ2 landsOver the next decade, rent in mid-market cities like Raleigh, Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, could rise by as much as 2 percent, or up to $15,000, and homeowners are likely to see a boost in property values, according to a new study ......Read More
ERA branch in central Arkansas acquires local competitionERA Team Real Estate is aiming to nearly triple its sales volume in 2018 with the acquisition of independent firm Pam McDowell Properties ......Read More
Real estate daily market update: January 19, 2018All the latest real estate market news ......Read More
Matterport now captures 3-D tours in half the timeMatterport has announced that a recent firmware upgrade has reduced the amount of time it takes to capture footage when creating an immersive 3-D listing tour ......Read More
How to sell more real estate with great listing descriptionsA good property description will open the door for potential buyers. Start implementing these tips today to set your listings apart from the masses and garner more interest from potential buyers ......Read More
How to build a magnetic social media presenceExtreme beauty, dynamic personality and social media marketing savvy are just three of the reasons I’ve been stalking Claudine Ellis on Facebook for about a year now — and likely how she became known as a “Dream Girl.” ......Read More
3 genius ways to split marketing costs with other agentsOne way real estate agents are getting more ROI from their marketing efforts is by teaming up. Planned together, well-thought out marketing endeavors help brand agents and can be lucrative in turning over inventory and earning healthy commissions ......Read More