Monthly Archives: August 2013

Mortgages will remain hard to get until common sense returns

Long-term rates stayed about the same this week, mortgages just above 4.5 percent for most products. There are many things to write about this week, but the most [..]

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NJ governor vetoes bill to allow BPOs, CMAs

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill initiated by the New Jersey Association of Realtors that would have clarified that real estate brokers, broker-salespersons or salespersons [..]

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Senator’s husband a real estate agent to the lobbyist stars

If you sell homes in Washington, D.C., it’s a sure thing that “you’ll run into a fair share of lobbyists and other power brokers, whether you’re married to [..]

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What IRS recognition of gay marriage in every state means for real estate

One of the principle legal questions left in the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s decision striking down key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act (United [..]

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Coming soon: Pay your rent in Bitcoin

“If it can get you dates, it should pay your rent.” That was the thinking behind software provider Rentalutions’ recent decision to accept rental payments in Bitcoin, a digital [..]

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BofA to host short-sale webinar for real estate agents

Bank of America will hold a webinar for real estate professionals next week designed to help them better navigate short sales. The one-hour webinar, which starts at 4 [..]

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Realty One Group chooses Merrill Corp. to power marketing center

Irvine, Calif.-based Realty One Group Inc., the seventh-largest brokerage in the U.S. and also a franchisor, has selected Merrill Corp. to power its digital marketing center. The deal gives [..]

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Higher rates eroding demand in pricey markets

Increased interest rates have taken a bite out of housing demand, with buyers in pricey markets like New York City and Seattle taking the biggest hit, Bloomberg reports. [..]

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SF Bay Area still starved for inventory

As inventory shortages in hot markets around the country begin to ease, the San Francisco Bay Area, whose home prices ZipRealty said have soared by 40 percent year [..]

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‘Friends’ star irks neighbors for demolishing home

David Schwimmer isn’t making friends in his neighborhood. Schwimmer, who once played the character “Ross” in the sitcom “Friends,” has ticked off residents in the East Village of [..]

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