This year we celebrate 50 years since the "Fair Housing" law was passed (http://history.house.gov/HistoricalHighlight) by the U.S. Federal government. This law "prohibits discrimination by direct providers of housing, such as landlords and real estate companies as well as other entities, such as municipalities, banks or other lending institutions and homeowners insurance companies whose discriminatory practices… Continue reading Is Fair Housing Still Fair Housing?
Summertime is a fun time for most of us. Summer means longer days, warm weather, festivals, farmer's markets and road trips. One of my favorite things to do in summer is to check out community festivals...Here are some great apps that can be helpful while you're out and about this summer.
HGTV has brought the glitz and glamour of the real estate industry to the foreground. Shows like "Million Dollar Listings" highlight the million dollar homes and the realtors that list these home. HGTV's "Flip or Flop" shows us the highs and lows of what real estate agents Tarek and Christina El Moussa (also a designer) go… Continue reading So You Want To Be A Realtor?
In today's real estate market, homes are selling quickly in certain areas. A person selling their home can find themselves in a position where they have more than one buyer submitting an offer to buy their home. You need to make sure that you go through the offer very carefully. This is why I HIGHLY… Continue reading Real Estate Purchase Contract Errors That Can Cost You Money
Recently there have been news reports warning buyers and sellers about the newest scam -- wire fraud. This newest fraud comes from scammers who target people buying and selling real estate. They create false documentation and emails that look like real legal documents that instruct the "target" of wiring instructions to send their money in… Continue reading Phone First! Don’t Fall For The Wire Scam!
So many people have told me horror stories about the real estate agent that they worked with. I've heard it all like, "My agent just disappeared after I signed a contract. They wouldn't return any of my calls, texts or emails. The only person I talked to was their assistant. They didn't even show up… Continue reading Secrets of Finding A Good Real Estate Agent So You Don’t Get Screwed