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.

Dual agents: Can brokers represent both buyers and sellers?

One agent representing both the buyer and the seller in home-buying negotiations has been a big controversy in the real estate world. A breach of dual agency has reached the California Supreme Court concerning the matter.

Make yourself invaluable to real estate investors

Knowledgeable and seasoned real estate agents can make themselves invaluable to any investor who has little time to find and vet properties.

Crowdfunding’s appeal to real estate

Investors are buzzing about real estate crowdfunding, a relatively new option that allows people to invest in commercial and residential real estate for as little as $1,000. The ripple effect could be more business for many working in real estate.

Does lack of broadband access affect home values?

How important is high-speed internet access in today’s real estate market? In some cases, it means everything. Homes without broadband service often take much longer to sell – or never sell at all.

NAR: FHA’s appraisal changes cause confusion

Real estate agents and residential appraisers have experienced "confusion and delays" related to the changes made by the FHA to its single-family property valuation policies, according to speakers at the National Association of Realtors-hosted real property valuation forum.

Online real estate courses now available in print

The books, with course topics that range from how to properly price a home to an in-depth discussion of green real estate, provide an additional method of learning.

Real estate agents are the real estate experts

Abundant information available on the internet has tricked some house hunters and sellers into believing they are experts in brokering real estate transactions.