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New Breed of Credit Score Aims to Open Doors to New Homebuyers

Oct 22nd 2020

Payment history used to be the main factor for credit scores. Today, the introduction of the UltraFICO creates a score that also includes assets and income. This could put homeownership within reach for more of your clients. Limited Customers With close to 80 million Americans scoring below 680 for their FICO scores ...

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Sell Your Home During the Holidays? Absolutely!

Oct 12th 2020

Are you looking to sell your home as soon as possible? You may think it's better to hold off on listing your property until after the hectic holiday season. Alternatively, if your home is already listed, you may feel tempted to briefly take it off the market. After all, the ...

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Misonceptions About Millenials and Home Ownership

Oct 7th 2020

As a real estate lender, you've likely struggled to attract millennial first-time buyers. Certain misconceptions might be standing in millennials way as they consider whether to buy a home. If you can educate your potential clients about these misconceptions, you may be able to grow your business and help these ...

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Strange Real Estate Laws: Is It Illegal to Have a Couch on Your Porch?

Sep 29th 2020

Real estate laws are made up of federal, state, and local statutes that govern how individuals and organizations may use, develop, or transfer real property. At the state and federal levels, real estate laws are generally pretty uniform. When you get down to the local level, however, things get downright ...

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The Evolution of the Property Tax System in the United States

Sep 21st 2020

Cities, municipalities and counties rely on property taxes to fund their budgets to provide services like police and fire departments, public school systems and road maintenance crews. Regardless of what locality you call home, fairness, equal treatment and uniformity are likely the central themes of your local property tax system. That’s not ...

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Were Cavemen Searching Titles 1,000,000 years ago? Find Out Here!

Sep 17th 2020

The history of land transfer goes back to the very beginning of civilization, when humans transitioned from hunting and gathering to agriculture. With people settling in one place to grow crops rather than roaming to find food, land took on new importance and ancient land law was born. Whether it took ...

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The 2020 Linkedin Guide for Realtors

Sep 8th 2020

By the end of 2019, LinkedIn had 675  million users, with two professionals joining every second. That makes LinkedIn the perfect social media platform for realtors who are growing a business. Unlike other social sites, LinkedIn focuses on the quality of networking rather than the number of followers and likes. ...

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Are People Buying Real Estate on the Moon: Here’s What You Need To Know

Aug 28th 2020

Article II of the United Nations 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which governs the activities of states in the exploration and use of outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, states that the Moon: “ not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, ...

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2020 and Beyond: What Title Professionals Need to Know

Aug 20th 2020

Companies in the real estate and mortgage lending sectors are rapidly incorporating new technologies into their offerings. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have both launched initiatives for electronic closings. Purchase-and-sale agreements are now being signed over the web rather than with a wet signature. Digital interactions are also making their way ...

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THIS Demographic Ascends in Home Purchase Volume!

Aug 13th 2020

With the faster-than-expected acceleration of the housing market, a real impact on the price of homes across the U.S. is seen as more unmarried couples are taking the plunge into homebuying as a joint effort. A study conducted by Zillow®  indicated that nearly 15 percent of home purchases made by ...

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