March 24, 2017

News & Commentary: Commentary Articles

  • 06/01/2009
    Even in the most challenging of markets, there is ample opportunity for real estate professionals who have a good attitude and are willing to adapt their skills.
  • 05/01/2009
    When you have the opportunity to choose or recommend an appraiser, do your homework first by checking state licensing boards or consumer protection agencies and asking trusted colleagues for referrals.
  • 05/01/2009
    The first-time home buyer tax credit is an incentive you'd expect consumers to be clamoring about. But many practitioners are astounded to learn that buyers in their markets who are prime candidates for the credit aren't even aware of it.
  • 04/01/2009
    With minority homeownership still lagging the national average, it’s clear there’s more work to be done. You can make a difference by educating yourself and your community and by being a resource to the culturally diverse customers in your market.
  • 03/01/2009
    There’s no doubt that the mortgage meltdown will be one of the most important issues facing the Obama administration. Finding a logical resolution won’t be easy. It will require a solution that’s balanced and beneficial to both mortgage holders and lending institutions.
  • 03/01/2009
    In this third year of a downturn, we’re stepping up our efforts significantly, thinking outside the box to deliver new features that speak directly to the struggles you’re facing.
  • 01/01/2009
  • 12/01/2008
  • 11/01/2008
    With gas prices hovering around $4 a gallon for the foreseeable future, will suburbs see subdued demand even after other housing areas regain strength? REALTOR® magazine brought together industry analysts and practitioners to debate that question.
  • 09/01/2008
    Be careful about what numbers you use in your real estate marketing and MLS data. Measurement errors, even small ones, can mean thousands of dollars and are landing real estate professionals in court.