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IDX Provider Fees - 08/22/09 11:54 AM
I was just informed by my web hosting and IDX provider that they will be increasing my fees because, according to them, the San Antonio Board of Realtors had increased the fees it charges and they were just passing those charges along. Fair enough to the average agent I guess. However, I am on the MLS committee and know that we have not had any fee increases in the last couple of years! Armed with this knowledge, I asked them why they made such a statement that was not true. The individual charged with replying stated that the increase was "A (3 comments)
Homeowner Association Fees are Outrageous! - 08/19/09 10:20 AM
For those of us in Texas, HOA's are the rule in any city of size. Most are managed by large, professional management companies and are added value to a community. They really help keep home values up and act as the fearless neighbor when it's time to tell another resident to keep the brken down car off the lawn, remove the Christmas decorations in May, and cut the lawn to keep it at least under 6 inches. But, by now most agents have also seen the meteoric rise in fees that are charged when a seller needs to move. There has (0 comments)
Another featured listing - San Antonio - 08/13/09 09:43 AM
Absolutely wonderful home in small gated community. It is on the NW side of San Antonio, minutes to Sea World, the new Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, and more! Immaculate condition, great location, and priced right, see it today! (0 comments)
Postlets.com and syndication - 08/06/09 01:15 PM
Are you using one of the easiest listing syndication options? I know many of you already use POSTLETS.COM, but I have been using it more and more and am actually getting responses! They even have this neat widget that produces a thumbnail: Check it out.....you have to take a few minutes and input the listing data, but they sydicate the info out to numerous sites, includeing Craig's List as a professional looking listing. Not only is it easy, you get the widget, and you get your listings out for more to see. (0 comments)
New Lender Rules - 08/03/09 10:44 AM
OK, the new rules are in force. here is the recap as I understand them: Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) HERA - Amends the Truth in Lending Act (TIL) implemented through Regulation Z. Has a number of provisions including the Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act which changes the Truth In Lending requirements surrounding early and final disclosures to home buyers and addresses the timing of when fees can be charged. HERA applies to: * ALL Loans registered on July 30, 2009 and thereafter * ALL Primary Residence and Second Home Transactions * ALL Purchase and Refinance Transactions HERA changes: *Collection (0 comments)
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