Monthly Archives: August 2013

Lawler: Regulators have gutted ‘skin in the game’ requirements

Regulators are bowing to real estate and mortgage industry lobbyists in Wednesday’s proposal that would effectively eliminate the risk-retention rule of 2011′s Dodd-Frank Act — which would align [..]

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California sees big bump in demand for real estate salesperson licenses

The California Bureau of Real Estate administered 2,826 real estate salesperson examinations in June, a 63 percent jump from a year ago, and issued 1,414 salesperson licenses, up [..]

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All-cash deals on the rise

As mortgage rates creep up and stringent lending standards continue to make it difficult for many homebuyers to get loans, all-cash deals are accounting for more and more [..]

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Everyone’s an expert

Last week I was riding the shuttle bus home from the Minnesota State Fair. The man in the seat next to me saw my camera in my lap [..]

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End of an era: NAR’s legal champion to retire

Laurie Janik, the National Association of Realtors’ chief legal champion, is generally considered a straight shooter: Ask her a question and you get the kind of clear, informed [..]

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How to hit 1,000 households with your brand for $100

Editor’s note: This post explores a marketing tactic submitted by broker Brian Kim, the most recent winner of #madREskillz, a weekly Inman News Twitter competition. Every Thursday, Inman News invites [..]

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Regional Re/Max franchisor partners with Atlanta Falcons

Real estate’s love affair with the marketing opportunities afforded by professional sports continues, with Alpharetta, Ga.-based Re/Max Regional Services set to blanket the Georgia Dome’s Gate C with [..]

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Real estate brokers, fall into line: It’s time to let the MLS lead

The power balance in the real estate world is shifting faster than ever. Travel titans, search engines, investment oracles and government entities all want to change the way [..]

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Realogy CEO bullish in ‘Mad Money’ appearance

Realogy Holdings Corp. CEO Richard Smith says home prices in many markets have a long way to run before they return to fair value, and that rising mortgage [..]

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Scammers turning San Francisco listings into fake rentals

Tight inventories mean demand for rental homes and apartments in the San Francisco Bay Area is greater than supply — creating a ripe environment for scammers to use [..]

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