Flood insurance: Questions arise in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

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With the recent hurricanes slamming the U.S., property owners were caught flat footed and unprepared for rebuilding costs. Worse, many properties damaged by flood waters were not located in designated flood areas, so were never required to possess flood insurance.

Mortgage basics for investing in a home

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Acting as a guide to mortgages and personal finances isn’t really in the job description for a real estate agent, but it’s a job that’s desperately needed.

Driverless cars likely to steer real estate decisions

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Driverless cars could have substantial impact on real estate, affecting everything from how communities are designed and whether or not people are likely to age in place.

Real estate lessons from Harvey

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Dramatic images from Hurricane Harvey of water up to homes’ rooflines make one wonder if the real estate market in Houston will ever recover.

Appraisers on the fate of appraisal management companies

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The AMC model and its impact on the appraisal industry appears to be changing, as some banks announce plans to bring appraisal ordering back in-house.

Housing in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath

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Real estate agents work to find housing for those displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Women’s Council of REALTORS®: Worth the price of membership

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President Sherri Souza offers insight on why joining the organization is a great return on investment.

Real estate agents can help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

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The flooding resulting from the category 4 hurricane that hit South Texas last Friday has caused catastrophic damage. Real estate agents who would like to help those affected by Harvey have a number of options.

Age-restricted communities: Good for clients and REALTORS®?

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Over-55 communities are a niche market to be sure, but older buyers know exactly what they want in a home and community.

Rambo Halpern on his success as “The Bungalow Guy”

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Rambo Halpern tagged himself with a slogan that fits his passion for the style of home he loves as a principal broker with Premiere Property Group in Portland, Ore.