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Moving Scams Are Back with S. Fla. a Hotbed of Activity

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 04:08
Moving “brokers” may entice relocators with low-ball estimates and promise to “handle all the details,” then subcontract the actual move to dicey third-party vendors.

NAR: U.S. Home Sales Climb 2% Higher in July

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 04:08
Prices rose 17.8%, and in a positive sign, the for-sale inventory rose 7.3%. Economist Yun says there’s a chance prices “will level off as inventory continues to improve.”

Big Life Changes Spark Big Moves – Including Lost Loves

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 04:08
A “fresh start” pushes many singles to upend their life and seek a new one. Still, almost half of relocating love-losers pick a destination for its job opportunities.

Mortgage Giant Will Soon Accept Bitcoin Payments

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 04:08
United Wholesale Mortgage plans to accept cryptocurrency before the end of this year, saying it wants to be the first lender in the U.S. to do so.

Appeals Court Overturns Beach Access Ruling

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 04:08
The decision overturns an earlier ruling that backed waterfront property owners. The issue focused on dry-sand parts of the beach, “customary use” rules and a 2018 law.

Can You Fight a Plan to Add Townhouses to a Community?

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 04:08
A developer usually has the right to annex additional land to its community, with few limitations under governing docs – but check documents closely anyway.

Land Sales: Going, Going and Going Up

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 04:08
In parts of Southwest Fla., vacant residential lots are commanding record-high prices. With a shortage of homes for sale, more buyers are choosing to purchase land so they can build what they want, resulting in some eye-popping listing and sales prices.

Appeals Court Refuses to End Eviction Moratorium

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 04:08
Realtor associations lost their appeal to halt the eviction ban extended to Oct. 3, which makes it likely that they’ll now ask the Supreme Court to consider their case.

How Will the Exurbs Fare in the Long Run?

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 04:08
Realtor.com: Outer suburbs saw the highest price growth in the past year, but “the jury is still out” if that continues once workers return to their offices.

Fed’s Powell: There’s No Returning to Pre-Pandemic Economy

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 04:08
The chair says the U.S. economy has been permanently changed by the pandemic, and the central bank must understand and adapt to those changes before making decisions.

Tips for Creating a Neighborhood Profile Video

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 04:08
Sharing knowledge about an area helps agents develop rapport and credibility with consumers. It’s a good idea to show landmarks, amenities and other community aspects.

That’s It – I’m Done! How to Break Up with a Client

Thu, 08/19/2021 - 05:08
Red flags could include a customer’s unrealistic expectations, time-consuming and excessive demands, disrespect or even lack of proper communication.

Some Landlords Seek Exit Strategy During Eviction Ban

Thu, 08/19/2021 - 05:08
Many smaller landlords are losing sleep, doing their own repairs, and some are even selling property, which could further dent the U.S.’s supply of affordable housing.

iBuyers Bounce Back After Pandemic Hiatus

Thu, 08/19/2021 - 05:08
It should be challenging for iBuyers in a seller’s market, but they’re paying more. It could be a business strategy: Accept lower profits to assure long-term success.

Mortgage Rates Barely Move This Week: End at 2.86%

Thu, 08/19/2021 - 05:08
Without more homes listed for sale, mortgage money demand has evened out, leading to little week-to-week change. Last week, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.87%.

Judge Dismisses Antitrust Lawsuit, Favors NAR Over Top Agent Network

Thu, 08/19/2021 - 05:08
NAR’s Clear Cooperation policy placed limits on pocket listings, leading a members-only “top agents” network for non-MLS listings to file a lawsuit. The ruling questioned some aspects of Clear Cooperation, but the judge said antitrust does not give TAN a right to “hoard listings among themselves.”