Ask the HOA Expert: Can a Board Control The Tenant Approval Process From Owners?
Can a board require unit owners to have background check conducted on their renters and control the tenant approval process?
Think Curb Appeal When Remodeling to Sell
With home prices up in some areas, the return on remodeling investments at resale can be good. Making little changes can have big impacts when it comes to remodeling your home to sell. Some updates will return as much as they cost in hotter markets, but unless your home is in a rapidly inflating city, you may not get enough bang for your buck.
Rising interest rates cost homeowners an extra $1,416 per yearAccording to Zillow's latest report, the hike in rates has led the monthly mortgage payment for a median-priced home to increase 15.6 percent since Aug. 2017, which breaks down to an extra $118 per month or $1,416 per year. ...Read More
Ethics, injuries, disclosures and more: 8 ways not to get suedAgents should train for these eight common missteps that can get them in trouble and even land them in court. ...Read More
Agent/broker perspective: When is a real estate office too ‘top heavy’?A top Miami brokerage is hiring new staff and executives to manage a transition, but some agents feel that the firm has become too "top heavy," with little insight being sought from successful agents. How can the broker balance these concerns?...Read More
How to make sure your clients never ever call another agentIt can take years for real estate agents to build a solid client base, so it's important to do what you can to keep your past clients loyal. Here's how to stay top-of-mind with your clients and be their agent for life....Read More
Want more business? Send these 10 thank-you notesWell-timed, thoughtful, hand-written notes can lead directly to referrals and new business — take it from a wide range of agents who are making this strategy their own. ...Read More
Zillow officially launches Canadian listingsThe wait is finally over: the first Canadian property listings are now available for perusal on the Zillow site and its mobile app....Read More
Opendoor, Compass and their big investor are silent on Saudi Arabia controversyNearly half of the Softbank Vision Fund's $93 billion in total value is financed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the money controlled by the country's ruling family — $45 billion. It recently committed the same sum to another mega tech fund that SoftBank wants to raise. SoftBank is also helping the Saudi government with various economic projects, including building a new mega city and a solar firm....Read More
More Canadian listings on deck as Zillow partners with Arizona firmAs part of the new partnership, Realty Executives International will publish listings from its Canadian franchise on Zillow....Read More
21 inspiring real estate Instagram accounts you should follow todayWe've put together this list of the best real estate Instagram accounts to follow for a daily stream of interesting real estate content at your fingertips....Read More
Russian oligarch with ties to Putin is building NYC’s biggest mansionA Russian oligarch has begun work on his 31,500-square-foot mansion along Manhattan's East 75th Street, which combines three individual townhouses....Read More