Monthly Archives: April 2018

Things to Consider Before Closing on Real Estate

15 Things To Consider Before Closing A Real Estate Transaction By Forbes Real Estate Council April 26 Low inventory and an abundance of buyers looking to secure the home of their dreams are creating a real estate market buzz that … Continue reading

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Blockchain for Real Estate

The Blockchain For Real Estate, Explained By Mark Zilbert April 23 There is a lot being written about blockchains, bitcoin and related technologies, and for many real estate professionals, this is part of a brave, new, confusing world of technology. … Continue reading

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Home Sales Up 1.1% in March

Existing-Home Sales Climb 1.1 Percent in March WASHINGTON (April 23, 2018) – Existing-home sales grew for the second consecutive month in March, but lagging inventory levels and affordability constraints kept sales activity below year ago levels, according to the National … Continue reading

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Luxury Home Market Disruption

Real Estate Market Is Hot, Except At The High-End: Disruption Coming In the Luxury Home Market By Pamela N. Danziger April 17 An analysis conducted by Zillow Research, a division of Zillow Group that operates the Zillow real estate marketplace, … Continue reading

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Equity gives Homeowners Lots of Options

An abundance of equity is giving homeowners lots of options By Kenneth R. Harney April 11 Americans are awash in record amounts of equity in their homes, posing the question for millions: So what do we do with it? Leave … Continue reading

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Real Estate Survived Tax Cuts

Why Real Estate May Be A Big Winner In The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act BY John E. Girouard April 11 On the surface it may look like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is bad for real estate. The … Continue reading

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Powers of Attorney

Dealing With Powers Of Attorney By Benny Kass April 10 You and your spouse own your home and you would like to sell it. However, your spouse is currently unable to sign the sales contract. This is because he is … Continue reading

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Know The Neighbors Before You Buy

Why It’s So Important To Get The 411 On A Neighborhood Before Buying A Home WRITTEN BY JAYMI NACIRI April 4 When buying a new home, the neighborhood is every bit as important as the house itself. So, you need … Continue reading

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Mortgage Applicants Beware IRS Security Protection

Mortgage applicants beware: Audit says IRS ‘tax transcript’ program lacks adequate security protections By Kenneth R. Harney¬† April 4¬† In an era of unceasing horror stories about breaches of sensitive consumer information, here’s some disquieting news for home buyers: Federal … Continue reading

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Can Legislation Lower California’s Real Estate Prices

CAN LEGISLATION LOWER CALIFORNIA’S EXORBITANT REAL ESTATE PRICES? By ISSI ROMEM April 3 Housing in California has been appreciating much more quickly than in the aggregate of the United States for about half a century. While rising rents and home … Continue reading

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