Remote deals, eClosings: Client-friendly tech for home buying

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Remote transactions, speedier mortgage approval times and eClosings make for sleeker and faster real estate deals.

Quick tips for would-be appraisers

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Appraisers, the real estate professionals who estimate the value of land and buildings, work nationwide and the need for these professionals is constant.

AQB proposes new appraisal qualification requirements

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The Appraiser Qualifications Board released its most recent proposed changes on Sept. 15 to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. These changes, if approved, will impact the qualifications needed to become a property appraiser.

Help your clients understand valuation

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Real estate agents can play a key role in helping consumers understand the valuation process, which can be confusing to many clients.

OnCourse Learning announces new website

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OnCourse Learning has launched a new website geared toward providing its real estate customers with a central space to access the company's multitude of training opportunities and workforce solutions.

Seattle, Denver experiencing shortage of appraisers

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The real estate markets in Seattle and Denver have become so heated there often aren’t enough appraisers to keep up with the growing demand.

Tackling unexpected obstacles when buying or selling a home

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Obstacles that threaten residential real estate purchases or sales that are under contract don’t happen that often. But when they do, buyers and sellers often find themselves in a tailspin.

Help clients decipher Zillow’s Zestimates

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Those clients who look at homes on Zillow often believe Zestimates are an actual appraisal of the property's value, while real estate agents know they are not.

Five tips for avoiding mortgage fraud

Real estate agents can assist clients in steering clear of unscrupulous transactions, particularly in the lending industry, where they could unwittingly fall victim to mortgage fraud.

Realtor association says no to energy labeling for older homes

One of the provisions in the bill would require a new government energy inspection and labeling system before selling a home in the state, and MAR argued in the article this would negatively affect Massachusetts’ old housing stock.