Real State News


P-A-I-N-T to Perfection In Your HOA
No two painting projects are alike. Painting may address preventive maintenance, aesthetics, waterproofing program or all of the above in your Homeowner's Association. Regardless of the variables, following the acronym "P-A-I-N-T" will enhance your chances of success:

Why Older Homes Rock
You're ready to buy a home, but there hasn't been a new home built in your area in 10 years, leaving you no choice but to buy an older home. You could appreciate older homes more if you know a little about their history and why they were designed the way they were at the time.

A June Fed hike is off the table, and everyone knows it
Nothing is more disturbing in markets than a freeze while a lot is going in the real world. The implication: Tension is building for a substantial move, but in the absence of movement nobody can tell which way, which drives us all nuts ...

Mike and Tom Ferry on ‘demotivational speaking’ and teaching a philosophy of life
Tom Ferry and Mike Ferry are both in the real estate coaching business -- they sat down with Brad Inman at Inman Connect New York 2015 in January to talk about Tom's purple mohawk, how Mike folded him into the family business and why that business seemed so controversial to real estate's old guard ...

Where Old West gold mining and real estate intersect
Rarely does the public at large truly understand the scope and depth of the plight and the job that a real estate agent undertakes to conduct business. Above all, the key attributes he or she must have are self-sufficiency and focused determination to reach the final goal of closing escrow on the sale of a property ...

Mortgage Choice Act passes House
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill Tuesday that would make important changes to the way points and fees are calculated under the qualified mortgage (QM) definition in the Dodd-Frank Act ...

Cut out the ‘noise’ and improve your brokerage
There's so much noise in our business. Zillow and Trulia are taking over. National brands are coming in with their supposed all-encompassing tools and systems. ...

NAR’S digital signature software benefit goes global
Digital signature software is a critical asset to today’s highly mobile paperless agent. The National Association of Realtors has been a long-term strategic partner with DocuSign for years and offers Realtors substantial discounts on their line of real estate digital signature products ...

What exactly is a broker?
I am not going to let the fact that no one seems to know what a real estate broker is, or what a real estate company does, dampen my enthusiasm for my new brokerage. I made the classic rookie mistake of putting "Broker/Owner" on my business cards. ...

Are your mortgage partners prepared to comply with new disclosures rule? Survey says no
With less than four months to go before a new integrated disclosures rule takes effect -- and fundamentally transforms the mortgage transaction as we know it today -- are your mortgage partners ready to comply? The answer may surprise you ...

Using stock market-like platform to buy properties just got easier
HomeUnion, a company out to make buying and selling homes as easy as trading stocks, has taken steps to make it easier for users to find properties that match their investing goals ...

Real estate software giant ready to buy more tech firms
Armed with new investment capital, a software provider that claims to serve nearly 10,000 real estate offices and 250,000 real estate agents in North America is reportedly equipped to continue acquiring tech firms ...