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CFPB Considers Crackdown on Arbitration Clauses: What You Should Know

CFPB Considers Crackdown on Arbitration Clauses: What You Should Know

A proposed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ruling that would give consumers greater power to sue banks, credit companies, and other financial organizations has drawn heavy criticism from the lending sector. The ruling, projected to go into effect early next year after approval and comments, would bar financial organizations from including clauses that block signing… Read more »

Online Reviews: 3 Reasons Real Estate Agents Need to Stop Making Excuses and Take Control

Online Reviews: 3 Reasons Real Estate Agents Need to Stop Making Excuses and Take Control

Earning a steady stream of positive online reviews is an effective way to build a successful brand as a real estate professional. Despite countless reports detailing the importance of developing and maintaining a strong online reputation, far too many agents still have yet to embrace the necessity of managing reviews. Today’s real estate professionals are… Read more »

A Divide that Defines Real Estate Prices in America’s Cities

A Divide that Defines Real Estate Prices in America’s Cities

There is a growing divide between the American cities that are growing and remaining affordable and those that are unable to grow and, thus, are becoming increasingly expensive. On the whole, U.S. metropolitan areas are growing rapidly, a trend that has remained constant over the past 60 years. According to research conducted by BuildZoom, from… Read more »

Home Construction Activity Drops, Optimism Holds Steady

Home Construction Activity Drops, Optimism Holds Steady

In March, U.S. new home construction experienced its biggest drop since October 2015. Declines were measured throughout most regions of the nation, with the notable exception of the Northeast. The construction of new homes fell more than eight percent, which was the third drop in building rates out of the past four months. Regional construction… Read more »

How to Save a Transaction that’s on the Ropes

How to Save a Transaction that’s on the Ropes

Though nobody can deny that the housing market is in far better shape than it was five or six years ago, the days of easy-going buyers are a thing of the past. With low inventory levels, high demand, and increasing prices, homebuyers expect their home to be nearly perfect. Expect the Unexpected There’s almost no… Read more »