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Building a Wall Around The Homeowner's Association

Let's build a great big wall around our property, the board president told the directors of his community association. We have too many cars taking shortcuts through our streets to get to the main highway, he pointed out. And we have no security at night, I often see strangers wandering over our grounds. Furthermore, our neighbors down the street have a gated community, so why not ours, he added. Can we do this?, asked one of the directors.


Can Canada Tax Its Way Out Of High House Prices?

Debate rages about whether a foreign buyer tax should be implemented in Ontario to cool real estate prices. In B.C., which brought in a foreign buyer tax last year, house prices remain high and now several new tax proposals are being pitched.


Do Zillow leads to lenders violate RESPA? CFPB mum

Are the agents and lenders who participate in Zillow's lender co-marketing program violating a federal anti-kickback law? The CFPB has not issued any guidance in regards to whether participating in Zillow's lender co-marketing program violates RESPA, which has promoted uncertainty among agents and lenders across the country ...


Existing-home sales backtrack in February after January high

After rising to their highest level in almost a decade, existing-home sales slackened in February, with an inventory shortage continuing to constrain the market. ...


How to build relationships just waiting to happen on social media

In Episode 2 of Agent Insight, broker Chris Lazarus sits down with Rick Guerrero who is the director of branch sales and strategic partnerships with US Mortgage Corp. to discuss creating relationships via social media and other networking avenues. ...


How much money do Opendoor sellers leave on the table?

How much money do homesellers leave on the table if they sell to Opendoor, the property-exchange platform that's raised $320 million? A look at Opendoor's listings in Las Vegas, the company's latest market, points towards the answer. On March 17, Opendoor was trying to sell its Las Vegas listings for an average of 6.13% more than it bought them for ...


What WellcomeMat, a real estate listing video manager, has over YouTube

WellcomeMat doesn't create video for you. It's not an presentation or a content production tool. Its highest and best use is as a way to manage, distribute and measure video marketing ...


Should buyer’s agents attend property inspections?

Buyer's agency creates expectations from and for both parties. Agents need clients to represent (that is how we get paid), and most buyers need guidance to complete a real estate purchase ...


What’s the best way to market an outdoor space?

Hitting 70 degrees in February was not only a pleasant surprise but also a pleasant reminder: this is the time of the year when you want to think about listing properties with outdoor spaces ...


How to perfect your email inbox system in real estate

We know why to go paperless, we’ve taken the first steps, and we’ve honed our use of a note-taking app. Let’s look at our key system: inboxes ...


Daily market update: March 22, 2017

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...


Why your database is the central nervous system of your business

Your contact database is the central nervous system of your business. Keeping it organized is essential for managing how you attract opportunities. You are in a people-based business, and if you don't know about your people, how can you expect to provide them with the best possible service ...

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