Wednesday
September 20, 2017

News & Commentary: Commentary Articles

  • 03/01/2010
    There is a generational gulf that threatens both collegiality and our ability to function cooperatively. We need to better understand each other's points of view if we're going to work together productively.
  • 03/01/2010
    Although the publishing industry has experienced painful contractions, we’ve expanded how we think about REALTOR® Magazine. We’re saving money by publishing only 10 issues per year, but we’re delivering even more practical, how-to content through our other channels.
  • 01/01/2010
    The expansion of government efforts to curb foreclosures encourages the rise of shadowy private sector initiatives promising to protect distressed borrowers. Also, many former mortgage brokers, title agents, and related professionals now specialize in foreclosure rescue. While most are honest, some are the same people who not long ago were promoting fraudulent and inappropriate subprime mortgages.
  • 11/01/2009
    Markets are improving but anxiety remains; learn to counsel others through their uncertainty.
  • 09/01/2009
    As it did after Hurricane Katrina, the government can inject new life into the housing market by appealing to investors.
  • 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.