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March 1, 2012

“Unethical recruiting is rampant these days because of desperate brokers,” says Dave Tina, general manager of Realty One Group in Las Vegas. “I’ve seen brokers saying that the company the sales associate works for is going bankrupt when it’s financially solvent or that it’s been bouncing commission checks when it never has.”
Topics: Code of Ethics
March 1, 2012

REALTOR® Magazine ethics columnist Bruce Aydt, general counsel at Prudential Alliance, REALTORS®, in St. Louis, shares his thoughts on doing the right thing when faced with the six most challenging articles in the NAR Code of Ethics.
Topics: Code of Ethics
March 1, 2012

With frustration levels high as buyers and sellers navigate short sales and REOs, the chance of getting snagged in a lawsuit is higher than it otherwise might be. Even if you aren’t personally named in a legal action, you could be subpoenaed to answer attorneys’ questions in a deposition if you had a role in a transaction gone bad. Before you’re deposed, here’s what you need to know.
Topics: Short Sales
March 1, 2012

As an evolutionary biologist, David Sloan Wilson expected to spend his life studying zooplankton. But now his microscope focuses on a broader subject: his hometown of Binghamton, N.Y.
March 1, 2012

Government support is critical to a healthy housing market.
March 1, 2012
As part of an historic “Flood the Hill” coalition of real estate, construction, financial services, insurance, consumer, taxpayer and environmental groups, NAR stepped up pressure on Congress to pass the 5-year Flood Insurance Reauthorization Bill.
March 1, 2012
Ways to combat threats to real-estate investment.
March 1, 2012
Ways to make sure that you keep your tenants and ensure that everyone gets a fair deal.
March 1, 2012
With tax season in full swing, homeowners can find help navigating the preparation process by visiting HouseLogic.com. At HouseLogic visitors can find a wide variety of helpful tips and advice on homeowner deductions and credits.
March 1, 2012
Renters on the fence about owning a home take note:vacancy rates are declining and rents are rising. NAR’s most recent Commercial Real Estate Market Survey revealed the multifamily housing sector is becoming a landlord’s market, with vacancy rates below 5 percent justifying higher rents.

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