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News 1 - Elle Phillips
Consumer watchdog develops new standard to assess buyer contracts
After brokerages and MLSs reached out, the Consumer Federation of America created criteria focused on whether agreements are readable, understandable, and fair to buyers.[...]
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Tell us about your biggest communication blunder: Pulse
As the Aug. 17 post-settlement implementation deadline approaches, it's more important than ever to get your verbal and written ducks in a row.[...]
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Mortgage ‘knowledge gaps’ may be thwarting would-be homebuyers
Three in 4 Americans are planning to buy the next time they move, but many are overestimating minimum down payment, credit score underwriting requirements, according to a new Fannie Mae study.[...]
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Elevated mortgage rates drive homebuilder confidence downward
Homebuilders exhibited little optimism as the housing market showed little improvement month-to-month, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.[...]
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HUD: Appraisal that erased $220K in home value was discriminatory
Appraisal management company Solidifi and lending giant Rocket Mortgage are also charged with violating the Fair Housing Act. Rocket says it expects to prevail.[...]
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Waltz provides foreign investors a foot into US real estate
Waltz promises to use its software-enabled workflow to reduce the time and number of administrative hurdles non-citizens face when looking to invest in the U.S., stating it can be done fewer than 30 days.[...]
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Swing state housing costs have skyrocketed since 2020 election
Housing affordability will remain an issue at the forefront of the upcoming presidential election, where swing states will determine the next president and the future of housing costs.[...]
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How to break down the pros and cons of buying down interest rates
Interest rate buydowns involve a trade-off between upfront costs and long-term affordability. Clever CEO Luke Babich offers strategies to help clients make the choice.[...]
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From teen mom to luxury broker, Sharelle Rosado hustled to the top
Sharelle Rosado's grit and determination helped her rise up from humble beginnings to become one of Tampa's top agents. "If you dream something, no matter how big it is, go for it," the broker said.[...]
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Ed Zorn: Why mandatory buyer contracts are a ‘big consumer win’
California Regional MLS's general counsel talks offers of compensation, seller concessions, steering and buyer agency agreements ahead of his appearance at Inman Connect Las Vegas.[...]
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President Biden’s 5% rent cap falls flat with industry leaders
President Biden proposed the idea of a 5 percent rent cap for corporate landlords with at least 50 units on Tuesday. However, industry leaders say caps rarely result in lower housing costs for renters.[...]
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Zavvie’s power buyer suite for mortgage lenders is catching on
More than 7,500 loan officers in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., have access to cash offers that can be approved in as little as an hour, with NEO Home Loans and American Financial Network among the biggest partners.[...]
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RealScout inks enterprise deal with Sotheby’s International Realty
Nine months after signing an enterprise deal with Anywhere, California-based proptech leader RealScout has extended its reach to include Sotheby's International Realty's company-owned locations. Agents at SIR's company-owned locations will have full access to the RealScout platform, which includes a[...]
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Market headwinds stifled new construction growth in June
High mortgage rates, slowing homebuyer activity and weakening homebuilder sentiments created the perfect storm in June, keeping new residential construction from posting annual gains.[...]
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A CEO’s perspective on leading through constant change
Leading during times of change is undoubtedly challenging, new Inman contributor Justin Bailey writes, but it also presents an opportunity to propel education, build stronger teams and enhance relationships.[...]
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Engel & Völkers expands brand with new Portland, Oregon, office
Engel & Völkers has entered the Portland, Oregon, market with the opening of its new location, Engel & Völkers Portland Rose City, the firm announced today.[...]
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3 ways to move from hustle to harmony and find work-life balance
Broker-owner Andrew Fortune writes that finding work-life balance involves investing in self-care and building support systems. The key is to focus on building a strategy that works for where you are at in life and that slowing down will create a steady flow of energy[...]
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