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The HOA cannot vote itself ownership of property belonging to private owners without their consent. In this case, all lot owners would need to agree to relinquish ownership to the HOA. A majority vote can't force it.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 11:58 am
At our settlement recently, a lawyer charged us $150 for a survey. When we questioned this charge, we were told it was a lender's requirement and we could do nothing about it. Just what is a survey?
Posted: April 18, 2018, 11:58 am


Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

After being off the grid last week, re-entering the real estate fray was a whiplash-inducing event for me. In this unofficial breakdown, you'll get the scoop on NAR's logo situation, Zillow's status as an iBuyer, DocuSign's IPO filing, online lead gen news and more.
Author: Sam DeBord
Posted: April 19, 2018, 10:00 am
Something funny has been happening around the office, and maybe you’ve noticed it at your office as well. We’ll get a call from an agent who says his or her client is only available to see a listing at a certain time -- say, 11:00 a.m the next day. A few minutes go by, and we get the same call from another agent whose client also wants to see the property at 11:00 a.m., and guess what -- they aren’t available at any other time. Maybe you already know where I’m going with this
Author: Sean Becker
Posted: April 19, 2018, 10:00 am
When new technologies emerge, there’s a tendency to discard everything that came before, even if it previously worked well. When real estate agents utilize various ways to boost their referral numbers, they can take advantage of high-tech strategies without forgetting old-school methods.
Author: Kayla Matthews
Posted: April 19, 2018, 9:30 am
Luxury properties are hotter than ever in booming cities across the United States, and as billions of dollars in commercial developments begin to pop up, they attract high-end restaurants, modern attractions and other luxury conveniences. These amenities and cultural booms lure in potential buyers and eager millennials, which increases the demand for upscale housing.
Author: Randy Char
Posted: April 19, 2018, 9:00 am
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is moving on … from his New Jersey condo that is. And while his days of breaking records on the field may be nearing an end, he’s got a new record to boast about.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: April 18, 2018, 7:26 pm
Kelle is a voice-activated interface that allows Keller Williams agents to access databases, company resources and goal-tracking technologies
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: April 18, 2018, 7:20 pm
The Bank of America digital mortgage experience, as the bank calls the tool, lets buyers apply for a mortgage through the Bank of America mobile app or on the bank's website.
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: April 18, 2018, 4:06 pm
Although it was once popular to put your face on a bus bench, times have changed -- and while this form of advertising still prevails in certain markets, most busy professionals care little about cheesy headshots and bus bench ads.
Author: Shayan Jalali
Posted: April 18, 2018, 4:05 pm
Agent lead tool Agentology raised $12 million in a funding round made public Tuesday, according to a report in TechCrunch. The venture firm led the round, and the firm's co-founder Trae Vassallo will join Agentology's board of directors.
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: April 18, 2018, 3:37 pm
Federal prosecutors investigating a hush payment made by President Donald Trump's embattled personal attorney to adult film star Stephanie Clifford could seize on so-called "Know Your Customer" regulations that require home equity loan applicants to accurately report the purpose of the credit line.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: April 18, 2018, 1:31 pm
Sandoval is going to be talking about Lava Mae and its ripple effects in her keynote speech on Thursday, July 19, as part of the weeklong programming at Inman Connect San Francisco, July 17 through 20 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
Author: Inman
Posted: April 18, 2018, 1:14 pm
San Francisco is known for so many culinary delights, but the city’s seafood has to be near the top of that list. If you don’t often get to enjoy the fruits of coastal living -- and even if you do! -- then you’ll appreciate the impressive variety and quality of fish available to chefs as well as what those local chefs do with such prime ingredients.
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: April 18, 2018, 1:13 pm
Why doesn’t design as a practice and architecture in particular accommodate a number of viewpoints? What can be done to help create spaces -- both community spaces and homes -- that give every member of the family (and of society) a feeling of belonging? Cary will explain how design is deeply connected to dignity during his keynote speech.
Author: Inman
Posted: April 18, 2018, 1:13 pm
At Inman’s Data / MLS Track, specialists in the ins and outs of MLS data will meet together to talk about some of the biggest topics floating around the industry and pin down what you need to know to move your MLS into the future so that you’re setting the trends, not just keeping apace with them.
Author: Inman
Posted: April 18, 2018, 1:12 pm
Cynthia Adams is the co-founder of Pearl National Home Certification. Pearl is a software services company establishing a national standard for verifying and certifying the energy and performance assets of homes to increase property value and improve outcomes for real estate agents and their clients.
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: April 18, 2018, 1:11 pm
All the latest real estate market news.
Author: Inman
Posted: April 18, 2018, 1:00 pm
"Tech" is the buzzword of the moment for real estate agents. For some, it brings about great excitement for the future of our industry. For others, it brings fear about the ultimate demise of the agent's role in real estate.
Author: Kevin Hoover
Posted: April 18, 2018, 9:30 am
Homebuyers have a lot to think about when considering their budget — including the annual cost of utilities, which averages $2,200 annually in the U.S. That’s a large amount of money that often seems set in stone due to the regulation of the power industry.
Author: Elaine Thompson
Posted: April 18, 2018, 9:15 am