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.

Headache-free sales of tenant-occupied homes

Selling a home with a tenant in place can be a hassle if your occupants are unwilling to assist in the process. Although it may seem daunting, there are ways for your clients to sell their occupied homes without the headaches.

Brexit may prove fruitful for New York City, Miami

Britain’s surprising vote to leave the European Union sent shockwaves around the globe and created uncertainty in the world’s financial markets. However, high-end real estate markets in U.S. cities such as New York and Miami might benefit from Brexit.

USDA loan: An option for rural home buyers

The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development agency was established to help improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. One of the ways it is doing that is through the Single Family Housing Direct Home Loan Program.