Would You Be Scared To Buy a Home If You Knew Someone Died In It?

Community By Rae Catanese, Realtor Is there such a thing as a haunted house and if a house can be haunted, does it affect the home’s value? This was a question decided to ask.  In early October, the website conducted a Haunted Real Estate survey.  Respondents were asked five question...

Top Haunted Homes For Sale

Community Tales of grisly murders surround the old place and the hairs on the back of the neck stand up as the facade of the creepy old manse comes into view. Is that a ‘For Sale’ sign swinging slowly in the wind, through bursts of lightning? Do the walls of the master bedroom bleed at midnight, like peop...

CFPB Finalizes Minor Changes to Mortgage Rules to Ensure Access to Credit

Business Changes Will Assist Nonprofits and Allow for Refunds of Excess Points and Fees for Qualified Mortgages The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently finalized minor adjustments to its mortgage rules to ensure access to credit. The adjustments, which were proposed in April, include tw...

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NAR's Core Standards Compliance

Business Written by Terry Penza, REAL Trends Director of Network Membership Each local and state association CEO is busy compiling information to submit to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in order to prove core standards compliance.  An extensive online report must be submitted and approve...

Safety Tips Every Real Estate Agent Needs to Know

Community by Deanna Lawley, While 90% of home buyers search online during their home buying process*, nothing replaces the experience of an open house or a showing. Selling the home is the ultimate goal, but your own safety should be your primary focus when meeting with these potential buyers...

Fannie Mae: 4 ways new regulation deeply impacts mortgage lending

Business Here's why new mortgages are so hard to come by. The government-sponsored enterprise Fannie Mae posted another great blog post this morning. Senior manager of economic and strategic research, Li-Ning Huang proffers something most of us in the mortgage financier business felt for some time;...

The 5 Attributes of a Highly Successful Real Estate Professional

Business By Bob Corcoran As I approach a quarter of a century in the real estate industry, I’m thinking about how blessed I am to have met so many wonderful and productive agents and brokers through the years. What I’ve come to realize is that every single one of those who excel in real estate ha...


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