Category: Real Estate

CRACKDOWN from the Natl Association of Realtors

If you’re currently a member of a Realtor’s association at a state or local level, you could be seeing some changes in the near future. The Board of Directors for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently voted to approve a series of changes to the standards and requirements for local and state Realtors’ associations. […]

May 17, 2016 | 1 Comment More

HEDGE FUND WHINE: “We’re under fire”

At a recent convention in Las Vegas that has historically celebrated the hedge-fund industry, hedge-fund managers, clients, and analysts posited such gloomy things as “90 percent of hedge-fund managers probably aren’t skilled enough to navigate the markets” (this from a Chinese sovereign-wealth fund) and that investors would opt into more boutique funds rather than continuing […]

May 13, 2016 | 2 Comments More

Study ties EDUCATION, REAL ESTATE OWNERSHIP closer than ever

If you want to optimize your chances of owning a home at some point in your life, you’ll at least want to finish high school. If you really want to make sure your odds are good, then you’d better get at least a bachelor’s degree before ending your educational trajectory. According to First American Financial […]

May 13, 2016 | 2 Comments More

why BUYERS ARE MAD at the market

Today’s home-sellers are happier than ever, but buyers are starting to get downright frustrated with the housing market these days. According to Fannie Mae, homeowners are still delightedly reporting that in their opinions, now is the best time in a long time to sell. However, buyers are showing a distinct disconnect with that sentiment, with […]

May 12, 2016 | 1 Comment More

3 NEW MUST-HAVES for renters

It used to be that tenants usually wanted very basic things in their rentals. Maybe a cable connection, basic utilities, etc. And while single-family renters still often want fairly basic amenities in their homes, younger professionals who are more likely to view their apartment communities as their “tribe” than people who rent single-family residences have […]

May 10, 2016 | More