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Buyer's Remourse: The Legal Ties That Bind:

Realty Times, ... you will find a buyer quickly and the duplicate settlement costs, financing charges and other settlement-related matters may not make the dual sale worthwhile. You may also have to pay a real estate commission for that second sale. Realize that until the developer has sold most, if not all of the condominium units, you are competing against the house.

Gamechanger: Zillow getting into home selling business with "instant offers":

Tue, 23 May 2017

HousingWire, If the seller decides to use the Instant Offer program, they will also receive a comparative market analysis from a local real estate agent, which would allow them to compare the investor offers to what their home might be worth on the open market. Consider it a Zestimate on steroids.

There are Tons of Newly Built Homes Just the Wrong Kind:

Tue, 23 May 2017

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, ... and local governments, some of the capital constraints that the independent builders are facing, the labor shortages in a lot of markets, have all conspired to make this a very difficult recovery for new-home builders," said Rick Sharga, chief marketing officer at Ten-X, a real estate auction company.
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Good Opportunity to Learn About Self-Directed IRAs:

Mon, 22 May 2017 Blog, Hell be talking about 1) Entrust IRA real estate investment trends, 2) national real estate trends, and 3) three reasons to invest in real estate with an IRA. Neville will answer questions and make a free copy of the 2017 Real Estate Investor Market Research Report to attendees. Program details.

Three Things Home Buyers Should Never Do:

Mon, 22 May 2017

Realty Times, You may not be creative, but be sincere with a letter or short video (less than a minute or two) that your real estate professional can use to introduce you and your offer to purchase. The real estate market may change as you continue shopping. If prices rise, you may end up in the wrong price range.

Layoffs hit parent of Framinghams IDG Enterprise:

Fri, 19 May 2017

Beverly Citizen - Wicked Local (United States), Layoffs hit parent of Framinghams IDG Enterprise - News - Wicked Local Jim Haddadin Daily News Staff @JimHaddadin FRAMINGHAM The company that operates Framingham-based tech publisher IDG Enterprise confirmed Friday it has laid off an undisclosed number of employees after being acquired by a Chinese conglomerate. International Data Group recently eliminated positions across its operations in the United States, according to Chief Marketing Officer Josh London.

Immigrations Affect on the Housing Market:

Fri, 19 May 2017, Immigrations Affect on the Housing Market. Every year, the United States real estate market is becoming more culturally diverse. According to Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst from the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, stemming from immigration, the interest from foreigners alone will strengthen home sales activity and price. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Danielle Hale, managing Director of ...

New York: A Property Tax Epicenter:

Thu, 18 May 2017, What set New York apart, according to COMMERCIALCaf, is its strong commercial real estate market, as many of the largest corporations in the world are based in the city. Outside of Manhattan, the Willis Tower in Chicago holds the top spot in the country in property taxes, sitting at number 13 on the list.

Real Estate Advice: New procedures for borrowers with student debt:

Thu, 18 May 2017

Beverly Citizen - Wicked Local (United States), Real Estate Advice: New procedures for borrowers with student debt - News - Wicked Local By Linda Goodspeed, Correspondent Fannie Mae, the large quasi-government agency that sets the guidelines for lenders selling their home loans on the secondary mortgage market, is adopting some new procedures that should make it easier for many borrowers with student debt, and those who cosigned for them, qualify for a home loan.

Goldman Sachs: No bubble for U.S. home prices. But what about other developed nations?:

Tue, 16 May 2017

HousingWire, ... Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States) which consult and co-operate on economic, monetary and financial matters. Now, some are concerned about broader consequences if the real estate markets go south, according to a report from Goldman Sachs. The report explains there are no imminent problems in G10 markets, but current imbalances could worsen cyclical weakness later.

Insana: Millennials Will Keep Americas Growth Engine Humming:

Tue, 16 May 2017

Realtor Magazine, The conference runs through Saturday, May 20. About 8,000 REALTORS and others are in Washington to attend sessions and meet with their members of Congress to talk about tax reform, flood insurance reauthorization and reform, secondary mortgage market reform, and other priority legislative issues of real estate professionals. Insana photo: WalkingGeek (Creative Commons.

Real Matters Celebrates Significant Milestone:

Tue, 16 May 2017, Established in 2004, Real Matters has offices New York, Rhode Island, Ohio, and Ontario. The company owns Solidifi, an independent provider of residential real estate appraisals to the mortgage market, and Linear Title & Closing, an independent provider of title and mortgage closing services. Real Matters also serves the property and casualty insurance industry through the iv3 brand, which provides.

'Associate Broker': A Term Searching For A Definition:

Mon, 15 May 2017

Realty Times, I, for example, have a broker's license, but I am not currently the responsible broker for any company. I am, by contract, a sales associate with a real estate company. I have no supervisory responsibility. However, if a consumer were to visit the BRE website, they would not find my name on the list of the company's sales personnel.

FHA/VA Pricing Updates; Down Payment News and Trends:

Mon, 15 May 2017

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Even if they need to move and real estate market values are down when they sell, up to the full amount of their down payment may be covered and, if all program requirements are met, any potential loss would be reimbursed. Atlanta-based Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide databank for homebuyer programs, and the New York State Association of ...

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: CFPB deepens probe into Zillow for RESPA compliance:

Mon, 15 May 2017

HousingWire, ... practices, such as kickbacks, and places limitations upon the use of escrow accounts. A blog post in the Consumer Finance Monitor by Ballard Spahr attorney Richard Andreano explained that the industry long questioned if allowing real estate agents or loan officers to engage in co-marketing on Zillow Group applications and websites were a possible RESPA violation. From the blog.

What Were Reading: May 8-12:

Fri, 12 May 2017 Blog, What Were Reading: May 8-12. Homeownership, contests, technology, enviroment, sandwiches, allergies, and archives. How far would you go to own in an expensive real estate market. Would you co-own your property. Spixey/flickr/2009. It seems silly to improve upon perfection, but theres $500k at stake. What dont you do anymore now that technology does it for you.

Training, Trading, and Continued Changes at Freddie and Fannie:

Wed, 10 May 2017

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, ... presence of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the multi-family real estate market could shock that sector of the economy... A potential and significant shock to this sector of the commercial real estate market could occur if proposals require the GSEs to reduce their holdings of multi ...

Heres how to expedite REO disposition and reduce holding costs:

Tue, 9 May 2017

HousingWire, ... on average sees 35-45% of properties go into contract within 90 days of the first auction cycle. Chronos Solutions online auction division,, pioneered online real estate auctions beginning in 2001, and has achieved sales timetables averaging 23 days or less from start to finish. Utilizing this service to immediately begin processing REO assets jumpstarts the disposition process.

Three Powerhouse Posts To Inspire Unique Approaches:

Mon, 8 May 2017

Realty Times, The approach for product sales just happens to translates well into real estate sales... Offer presentations commonly require buyers and sellers who have little or no formal training in real estate finance or law to make rapid, complex, far-reaching decisions in contexts that are completely unfamiliar to them. Real estate professionals elevate their value to all concerned when they ...

The Best Way to Build a Real Estate Business:

Fri, 5 May 2017 Blog, ... focused on Raleigh or Cary, as they are the two most desirable real estate markets... of Raleigh and Cary, while competing against thousands and thousands of other real estate professionals, or you can try to attack a smaller market like Garner and compete against a much smaller pool of agents ...

The Trillion Dollar Consolidation of SFR:

Fri, 5 May 2017, When deregulation allowed small banks to make risky investments in real estate development in the 1980s, and a market crash caused those banks to fail on a grand scale, the government stepped in and formed the Resolution Trust Corporation to clean it up. The ensuing fire sale of commercial assets attracted capital like a dinner bell, and the government stepped ...

United Wholesale: Closing times are still too long:

Thu, 4 May 2017

HousingWire, Ishbia points out that 43 days is a long time, and gives lender the opportunity to market themselves to real estate agents and buyers by offering platforms that can close a loan in even 30 or 35 days. Closing loans in lesss than 30 days is happening all the time in the broker world, so take advantage of that data ...

Escrow For Taxes And Insurance: A Thorny Issue:

Wed, 3 May 2017

Realty Times, Indeed the lender could lose the property if it burns down to the ground without insurance, or if the local government sells the property at a tax sale for non-payment of those real estate taxes. Thus, in theory, lenders want to make sure the real estate taxes and the insurance are paid, and thus they establish an escrow.

Buyers: Are Surveys Right About You?:

Tue, 2 May 2017

Realty Times, How the target group is defined matters. For instance, millennials are popular targets of lenders and real estate brokerages since this buying segment is considered the prime real estate market... Go directly to key real estate market players to learn what their research reveals. This insider view of buying and selling can provide valuable insight.

Home Disclosure Reports from ATTOM Now Available on

Tue, 2 May 2017, As the premier disposition company in the market, our mission and focus are to create the most dynamic and trusted real estate market place for buying and selling Foreclosure Sales and Bank-owned properties, said Jason Allnutt, General Manager for The addition of ATTOM-powered Home Disclosure Reports provides our customers with greater insights and data to help ...