RECENT BLOG POSTS
Last week, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that the TILA/RESPA Integrated Mortgage Disclosure rule, which has so many in the real estateindustry chewing on their fingernails, would now be starting October 1.That’s a two-month reprieve for mortgage lenders, real estate agen...
06/25/2015
What’s going on in the housing market? What tax opportunities can homeowners take advantage of?Get answers to these questions by listening to this week’s Ilyce Glink Show. You can click the audio link below to listen to the full show, or download the podcast via iTunes.This week I talk to four gu...
04/15/2015
Foreclosures have jumped a whopping 61% in the past year for luxury homes. But don't freak out: This number doesn't represent the whole housing market. In fact, a new report from Realty Join says overall foreclosures are down 23% this year.  So, where is this sudden rush of high-end foreclosures...
12/10/2013
Remodeling a home can be stressful, especially if you’re working on getting it ready to sell. With 85% of homeowners reporting that remodeling is even more stressful than buying a home, it’s definitely not something you want to take lightly. Make it easier on yourself by avoiding these common rem...
12/09/2013
Having a good credit score can make or break a home buying experience.  During the housing bubble, people with credit scores as low as 500 were able to get mortgages, even big ones. But not anymore. Most lenders won't even consider people with a score of under 620 (and that's not even guaranteein...
11/27/2013
A home inspection can help your clients make sure the house they want gets a clean bill of health before closing. There are many things to look for when getting a home inspection, which is why having a checklist like this one is really important. No matter what kind of house your client is looki...
11/22/2013
Where do you see the real estate market going in 2014? If you’re a little unsure, don’t worry. A bright group of real estate investors, developers and brokers got together to talk about this very question at the Urban Land Institute’s fall meeting in Chicago. They came up with some pretty great ...
11/14/2013
What happens if a buyer backs out of a contract to buy a house? Well, it depends on if there are contract contingencies. Most of the time buyers back out of contracts because they can’t qualify for a mortgage or they get nervous about all the expenses involved in buying a home. But if a buyer bac...
11/12/2013
With banks keeping mortgage lending restrictions tight, new homeowners could be out there waiting without a way to buy the house they really want. So what’s an anxious seller to do? Consider taking on the role of lender by offering seller financing. But what is seller financing and what are the r...
11/06/2013
Since we're now entering the historically slower season of home buying and selling, it's important for both you and your clients to be aware of different home staging tips and tricks that can help sell your home faster and for more money.   Follow the 3 D's of Home Staging:   1. Depersonalize Yo...
10/30/2013
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