REALTOR.com® and Airbnb Seek to Redefine Rent-to-Own

July 15, 2015

In the June 24, 2015 edition of USA TODAY, Nancy Trejos reported a partnership between REALTOR.com® and Airbnb that encourages potential home buyers to “test drive” a neighborhood before investing. Rent-to-own is not a new concept, but shorter experiences in a variety of locations and sized homes is unique. “As an agent who has worked […]

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Call for Action: Stop Costly Patent Trolls + Calling all brokers update

July 13, 2015

Click here to ask your U.S. Representative to support H.R. 9 and protect the real estate industry. Next week, House Resolution 9, a.k.a. the Innovation Act, is scheduled for consideration on the House floor.  Designed to deter so-called “patent trolls” who threaten litigation on behalf of patent owners, H.R. 9 was written to reduce the […]

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Will Legalizing Gay Marriage Have a Positive Impact on Housing?

July 8, 2015

In his HousingWire.com article “Here’s how gay marriage will improve housing“, Trey Garrison shared excerpts from a November 2011 study supporting the proposition that same-sex couples increase home values. He also cited a June 2015 Trulia.com report that “over the last three years, home prices in gay men neighborhoods have grown by an average of […]

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Letters of Intent: Signers Beware

July 2, 2015

This article originally published on the Corporate Law Insider blog of Bourque Law Firm, P.C. Reprinted with permission, all rights reserved. Letters of intent can be a useful tool when entering into negotiations to buy or sell  a business or property.  However, many people who sign letters of intent have no idea that they may be creating […]

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For Sellers, Emotions Trump More Money

July 1, 2015

This article originally published in the REALTOR®Mag Daily Real Estate News,Thursday, June 11, 2015. Home sellers today are twice as likely to choose an offer based on emotion rather than money alone compared to the years prior to the recession, according to a new survey of more than 1,500 home sellers released by Coldwell Banker […]

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Canadian Homebuyers Investing Heavily in Arizona Properties

July 1, 2015

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports that Canadians spent about 20% less on all U.S. properties year-to-year from April to March, but still accounted for $11.2 billion dollars in total value. Arizona is second only to Florida with Canadians investing almost $1.8 billion in the Grand Canyon State. In its 2015 Profile of Home […]

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