14 Foolproof Ways to Lower Your Living Expenses
Want that great deal for upgraded Internet and all the move channels? What's another $23 a month? Problem is, before you know it you're sinking in bills and your monthly payments have become a burden. Here are 14 ways to lower your monthly nut and get back to stress-free living.
New Disclosure Rules Impact Condominiums
Residential real estate has changed as of this month. There are new contract forms for Maryland and the District, and the new mortgage disclosure rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are now in effect. And there even is new terminology. A lender is now a creditor and the borrower/buyer is a consumer. The initial Truth in Lending statement and Good Faith Estimate we have used for a number of years has been replaced with the Loan Estimate. And the old-faithful HUD-1 (the settlement statement) has been discarded in favor of a "Closing Disclosure".
Miami realtor found guilty of extorting high profile rivalsA jury found South Beach realtor Kevin Tomlinson guilty on extortion charges after he accused of illegally demanding $800,000 from from rivals The Jills....Read More
White House wants to privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie MacThe Trump administration is proposing a sweeping reform of how the federal government supports housing finance by calling for the full privatization of mortgage-backed securities giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac....Read More
10 reasons for a brokerage to acquire another companyEXIT Realty's white paper shows that it's prime time for mergers — and consolidating is still a way for traditional brokerages to stay competitive....Read More
The sale of a Martha’s Vineyard mansion may have ruined the Obama family’s summer vacation'The Chilmark House,' which also became known as Barack Obama and family's 'Summer White House,' was sold in June for $18 million....Read More
Higher lumber costs have boosted new home prices by $9,000While rising mortgage rates and historically low inventory levels are often to blame for rising single-family home prices, there's another culprit: lumber. ...Read More
Connect the ICSF Sessions: Jason Pantana solves your marketing problemsHow do you identify the lead-generation system that is part and parcel of your marketing strategy? Coach Jason Pantana is going to have answers at ICSF....Read More
Hacker Connect at ICSF18We’ve all heard the complaints that real estate is slow to innovate and adapt when it comes to technology. Join us on Tuesday, July 17, at Hacker Connect, where we will look at problems through the lens of the customer, with content that gives real estate tech developers a look into how these issues can and are already being solved....Read More
6 ways to prepare yourself for selling luxury real estateIf you are interested in learning how to make the jump into the luxury market when that beautiful listing comes around, follow these six steps for successfully marketing a luxury property....Read More
How to boost your value proposition internationallyAgents who are immersed in the luxury space work hard to build a database of international agents. Unfortunately, very few of us share enough information about our market with this database — and without that information about our locale, the listings we share are essentially useless....Read More
16 inspirational quotes to get you through the dayFortunately, many words of wisdom imparted by our Founding Fathers and today's most inspiring speakers motivate us, guide us and encourage us through our career. Here are 16 inspirational quotes suited to any real estate agent's professional life....Read More