Tag Archives: of

Help Clients Consider Costs of Living Abroad

Whether your clients are considering a move from elsewhere to the United States or thinking about a second or retirement home outside the country, you can help them make some budgeting...

Surprise Tops Owners’ List of Needed Features

Energy efficiency is highly important to a growing number of households — so much so that the Demand Institute found that on a list of 52 housing and community concerns that more...

Sign of Homebuying Rebound Soon

After several recent drops, mortgage applications reversed course last week, with those for home purchases jumping 5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage...

Texas Agents Warned of ‘Creepy’ Phone Calls

More than 50 female real estate professionals in San Antonio, Texas, have reported that they’ve received disturbing phone calls and text messages from a man who says he’s...

Get Ready for the Return of 7.3M Ex-Owners

The first wave of home owners who had lost their home to foreclosure or short sale during the foreclosure crisis are re-emerging, having made it past that seven-year window often...

2015: Year of the First-Time Home Buyer

First-time home buyers are expected to re-emerge in the new year after mostly staying out of the market in the aftermath of the housing crisis. That’s one of...

The Dangers of Fracking Negotiation

Hank Lerner came to the Risk Management & License Law Forum at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New Orleans last week with a two-slide presentation. The first slide was...

Banks Accused of Falsely Reporting Foreclosures, Bankruptcies

A federal judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit by borrowers who claim that their banks wrongfully notified credit reporting agencies that thousands of home owners had gone through...

Luxury Market Takes Larger Chunk of Sales

The share of home sales in the $200,000-and-below price range is down 9 percent from a year ago, while those above $200,000 have increased 10 percent in the same time period, according...

65% of Markets See Moderate Home Prices

The median price of residential properties – including both distressed and non-distressed sales – was $191,000, up 3 percent in July from the previous month and up 12 percent from...