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Many FHA Documents Can Now Be Signed Electronically

Many FHA Documents Can Now Be Signed Electronically

NAR Speaking of Real Estate

E-signatures promise to simplify real estate transactions quite a bit, and the industry has worked for a number of years to create standards that everyone can agree to with the aim of making them more widely used than they are today. The Federal Housing Administration gave this effort a big boost back in January when […]

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Are You Sure Your Agents Have the Right Personality for the Job?

Are You Sure Your Agents Have the Right Personality for the Job?

NAR Speaking of Real Estate

Credit: Morguefile.com It’s a good thing I love writing and I’m not quitting my day job — because I’d never make it in real estate. Maybe it’s because I’m way too direct? Not friendly enough? (OMG, am I a mean person?) This is all according to the DISC test, of course. If you haven’t heard […]

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Residential Tenants Prevailing in a Legal Action Can Now Seek Attorney’s Fees and Expenses

Residential Tenants Prevailing in a Legal Action Can Now Seek Attorney’s Fees and Expenses

NJ Bill S-2018 Forces Landlords to Change Lease Wording to Include Language Stating Tenant Can Seek Damages Too!

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NJ Towing Regulations – An Overview of Private Property Towing Guidelines and Rules in New Jersey

NJ Towing Regulations – An Overview of Private Property Towing Guidelines and Rules in New Jersey

Gain insight into New Jersey towing laws, rules and regulations before you get on the hook!

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Fighting the Water Bill – Ways to Reduce Your Property’s Municipality Sewer Tax Bill

Fighting the Water Bill – Ways to Reduce Your Property’s Municipality Sewer Tax Bill

Steps to take to reduce future water tax bills…stop flushing dollars down the drain.

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Optimize Yourself and Your Client for This Crazy Market

Optimize Yourself and Your Client for This Crazy Market

NAR Speaking of Real Estate

I write this post on what is a “holiday” for many people: President’s Day.  A three-day weekend, the most joyous of “holidays.” Meanwhile, my wife – who is now a REALTOR® in Chicago – is running around prepping for another day because three day holiday weekends only means an extra day to be with clients […]

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Mortgage Availability Tightening? QM Takes Effect Today

Mortgage Availability Tightening? QM Takes Effect Today

Qualified Mortgage (QM) Rule Increases Risk for Borrowers

NAR has been working with federal regulators since Congress in 2010 passed massive banking reform legislation, part of which created the qualified mortgage and qualified residential mortgage rules. Today is an important day in the timeline of those rules, because today is the day the qualified mortgage (QM) rule takes effect, and NAR has told […]