Realtors Get Ready for Their Next Battle

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Realtors, Licking Their Wounds, Get Ready for Their Next Battle (reprinted on Realtor.com), discussed the recent battle on Capitol Hill over tax reform and the efforts of the National Realtors Association to shape the outcome – which the author says emerged...
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The Life of Martin Luther King

Monday, January 15th, is Martin Luther King Day.  In honor of the life & legacy of Dr. King we’ve presented this infographic about his life and impact on American history.  Happy Friday! Hat tip to the Raab Collection.   The post The Life of Martin Luther King appeared...
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Tenants Have Frozen Pipes Do I Have To Pay To Fix?

Dear Landlord Hank:  Tenants Have Frozen Pipes Do I Have To Pay To Fix? If a tenant has frozen pipes and calls the landlord or property manager to come fix the issue, who is supposed to pay for the maintenance? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank...
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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Flippers

Real estate investors know that the old axiom of buying low and selling high is the name of the game, so to speak.  And, if you’re in the home flipping business it’s gotten a lot more tough recently with the tight housing market we’re experiencing.  Today’s infographic from...
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America’s Longest & Shortest Commuting Times

Where are drivers sitting in their cars the longest and shortest across the nation?  That’s the focus of today’s infographic from the Census Bureau which looks at America’s average one-way commuting times for the 10 best and worst cities. We just hope you’re not sitting in your car,...
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Seller Financing and Land Contracts

The housing market, which took a considerable hit as a result of the 2008 recession, has rebounded in the past few years, in part due to an increase in seller financed residential housing transactions. A significant portion of seller financed transactions has utilized the land installment contract to...
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Fannie Mae No longer Allows Plywood in Pre-Foreclosure

HousingWire is reporting that Fannie Mae recently announced that it “no longer accepts plywood boards as an acceptable boarding solution on windows of its properties.”  Recall that last year they said that mortgage servicers would be reimbursed for using clear boarding instead of plywood when securing homes in...
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