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Staged Property: Buyers Beware:

Realty Times, At the Real Estate Staging Association, hundreds of thousands of real-estate agents and others have been trained.

HOA Landlord Rules:

Fri, 22 Feb 2019

Realty Times, One of the issues that many HOAs grapple with is renters. Some ban them outright, others limit their number. Most live and let live. Interestingly, the HOA has no direct legal authority over renters, only its members. This disconnect creates some practical problems for the board or manager in communicating with tenants since there is always a middle person to deal with. So how does this all play out? Rules Enforcement. The HOA has the right to expect all residents, whether owner or renter, to play by the rules. But with renters, it's up to the landlord to enforce them, not the HOA. So, the board should adopt a policy that requires all landlords to provide a set of the governing documents and all rules that have been adopted that affect the

Mobile App Product; TIAA/US Bank Deal; FHA, VA, Ginnie News:

Thu, 21 Feb 2019

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, The ideal candidate has solid experience in commercial, multi-family and residential investment real estate lending, have an active Cal DRE real estate license, and NMLS.

The Importance of Not Losing Money in Your Portfolio over Extended Periods of Time:

Thu, 21 Feb 2019

Realty Times, In the San Francisco Bay Area [a strong real estate market by most standards], the real estate market took four years to decline about 25% in total.

Following the Green: How Legalized Marijuana is Transforming the Traverse City, MI Real Estate Market:

Wed, 20 Feb 2019

Realty Times, In our ongoing look at how the legalization of marijuana is impacting the real estate market in different areas across the country, today were putting the spotlight on Traverse City, MI.

NAR Accelerator Program Eyes Next Big Tech for Commercial Sector:

Wed, 20 Feb 2019

Realtor Magazine, Second Century Ventures announced this week that it is launching a real estate technology accelerator aimed at the commercial market.

Are Green Features Being Valued Enough in List Prices?:

Wed, 20 Feb 2019

Realtor Magazine, REALTORS are a big part of making sure they are, panelists said at a session Tuesday at the 2019 Builder Show in Las Vegas.

A Year of Milestones and Innovations in CRT:

Tue, 19 Feb 2019

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation - Executive Perspectives Blog - (Freddie Mac), Freddie Mac began laying the groundwork for future enhancements to the STACR offering by making a Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit (REMIC) election on most loans funded after July 1, 2018.

Former Fannie Employee Took Bribes to Discount Properties:

Tue, 19 Feb 2019

Realtor Magazine, From 2010 to 2015, Hernandez was in charge of selling Fannie Maeowned foreclosures to real estate brokers and approving sales of the properties based on the offers the brokers submitted.

GSEs Continue Financial Winning Streaks:

Fri, 15 Feb 2019

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Posted To: MND NewsWire. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (the GSEs) reported solid financial results for both the fourth quarter and the entirety of the 2018 fiscal year on Thursday. The annual income was higher for both GSEs , although each posted a decrease quarter-over-quarter. Fannie Mae's total comprehensive income for the fourth quarter was $3.2 billion compared to $4.0 billion in the third quarter, and it reported a $16.0 billion total for the year. Because of ramifications from the 2017 tax act , its comprehensive income for the 2017 year was only $2.6 billion. Freddie Mac's total comprehensive income for the year was $8.6 billion compared to $5.6 billion in 2017 (it too had unusually high tax obligations that year.) For the fourth quarte.

Google Plans to Invest $13B In Real Estate:

Fri, 15 Feb 2019

Realtor Magazine, The companys investment plans in real estate this year follow $9 billion in real estate investments in 2018.

Why You Should Just Say No to FSBO:

Thu, 14 Feb 2019

Realty Times, There was a lively conversation on our neighborhood Nextdoor last week from someone who was listing his home for sale by owner (FSBO) and wanted to get the word out to neighbors but definitely did NOT want to attract the attention of real estate agents.

Marketing Products; Lender Legal News; OB's Index, Flood Insurance, Ditech's Ch. 11:

Wed, 13 Feb 2019

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, The ideal candidate has solid experience in commercial, multi-family and residential investment real estate lending, have an active Cal DRE real estate license, and NMLS.

Hottest Housing Markets Stretch Past Typical Frontrunners:

Wed, 13 Feb 2019

Realtor Magazine, A different kind of market is on the rise, stretching beyond the big cities and just out West.

Report Reveals the Power Markets in Luxury:

Wed, 13 Feb 2019

Realtor Magazine, Coldwell Bankers State of Luxury Real Estate 2019 report breaks down the power markets, where affluent consumers flock for lifestyle and culture.

The Ultimate Guide to Using Ambient Scent to Sell Real Estate:

Sun, 10 Feb 2019

Realty Times, One little key to understanding real estate sales is the realization that women are usually the main decision maker when it comes to real estate transactions.

Automation Products; Nationwide Bank News; Slowing Europe Helping U.S. Rates:

Fri, 8 Feb 2019

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Posted To: Pipeline Press. Heres some trivia for todays potluck in the Shipping Department: Las Vegas has 150,000 hotel rooms and spending a night in each would take you 411 years . Less trivial, a couple sand states over, Apis Cor, a Russian 3D printing construction company, and Sunconomy, a U.S. construction company, have received permits to build their first 3D printed geopolymer additively manufactured house in Lago Vista, Texas. Helping first-time home buyers or those moving to the area? U.S. Census Bureau research finds 11% of people move in a year, but 62% of those who do, stay in their same county! The main reasons people said they moved were relocate to a better home, establish their own household, for other family reasons, for

How to Make More Sales in 2019 as a Real Estate Agent:

Fri, 8 Feb 2019

Realty Times, Build a Real Estate Team Once your business starts growing with more sales, you will need to build a strong team to support you in your day-to-day tasks.

Survey: Americans See More Affordability in Housing:

Fri, 8 Feb 2019

Realtor Magazine, Flashpop - DigitalVision/Getty Images As rate hikes ease and growth in home prices slows, Americans are gradually becoming more confident about their purchasing power in the real estate market, according to Fannie Maes newest monthly consumer housing survey.

Homebuilders May Have a Social Media Problem:

Fri, 8 Feb 2019

Realtor Magazine, I believe that social media has become a major reason that buyers are not purchasing a new home, notes Dean Wehrli, senior vice president at John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

No, the Luxe Markets Were Not Immune to the Government ShutdownHeres Why:

Wed, 6 Feb 2019

Robb Report, The luxury real estate market in the Bay Area is also feeling the effects of a government agency that operated with limited staff during the 35-day political stalemate, although the path is indirect.

Flipping Luxury Homes Is Growing in PopularityFor Now:

Wed, 6 Feb 2019

Realtor Magazine, Investors are taking on bigger projects and finding an increasing appetite for flipped high-end homes. But could the demand be short-lived?

Cities With the Highest Number of Cash Sales:

Tue, 5 Feb 2019

Realtor Magazine, The share of cash transactions is falling nationwide, but they still dominate in these housing markets.

Dont Let That $238 Million Penthouse Fool You: The Luxury Real Estate Market is Cooling Off:

Mon, 4 Feb 2019

Robb Report, Prices for condos $5 million and up dropped 28 percent in 2018.

A Picture of Productivity: Real Estate Agents as Models for a Model Home:

Mon, 4 Feb 2019

Realty Times, What separates a house from a home is a distinction with a differencea big one, considering how real estate agents make the latter possible, the possible probable, and the probable practical. Consider, then, how they can better explain what they do by showing us who they are: by using a photography studio to stage a photoshoot in the same way they would stage a house; in the same way they have staged thousands of houses, with style and attention to detail, so a client may see what an agent wants that person to knowprofessionalism of the highest order. To capture that image on film, or to film that image as a video for prospective clients to watch, is an investment every real estate agent should more than consider; it is an investment they.