Wednesday
April 25, 2018

Law & Ethics: Feature Articles

  • Tue, 05/01/2012

    Your listing is less than perfect, and it’s going to take a miracle to sell. Learn about the market for “ugly” homes.

  • Thu, 03/01/2012

    Help home owners shave $200 to $400 off their energy bills annually while increasing the long-term value of their home. The National Association of Home Builders offers these high-tech tips:

  • Thu, 03/01/2012

    The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ Board of Directors last year made several enhancements to the NAR Code of Ethics that take effect this year to help ensure the Code remains up-to-date as practitioners confront new situations. Here are four changes you’ll want to make note of.

  • Thu, 03/01/2012

    REALTOR® Magazine ethics columnist Bruce Aydt, general counsel at Prudential Alliance, REALTORS®, in St. Louis, shares his thoughts on doing the right thing when faced with the six most challenging articles in the NAR Code of Ethics.

  • Thu, 03/01/2012

    Residential real estate has become more complex over the years as a result of laws enacted to protect consumers’ welfare. Here are 23 federal laws that play a part in residential real estate. The list is not exhaustive, but it provides an idea of how much of the real estate transaction falls under federal regulation.

  • Thu, 03/01/2012

    With frustration levels high as buyers and sellers navigate short sales and REOs, the chance of getting snagged in a lawsuit is higher than it otherwise might be. Even if you aren’t personally named in a legal action, you could be subpoenaed to answer attorneys’ questions in a deposition if you had a role in a transaction gone bad. Before you’re deposed, here’s what you need to know.

  • Thu, 03/01/2012

    There’s no shortage of unusual laws affecting real estate—far more than can be listed here. But here are five from the last year that deserve their time in the spotlight.

  • Wed, 02/08/2012

    As you search for prospects, be sure you're familiar with these key regulations.

  • Wed, 02/08/2012

    The Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) rule regulates how one promotes short-sales or loan-modification business activities.

  • Wed, 02/08/2012

    These laws address environmental and discrimination issues.