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Adversity Breeds Fellowship, Charity

January 1, 2012: 

Across the country, AEs report seeing a shift away from member demands for solely business programs and events, and a shift toward more social functions. Why? AEs point to two reasons.

2012 REALTOR Association Outlook Survey

January 1, 2012: 

AEs share their advice and 2012 survival techniques.

What to Disclose Amid Multiple Offers?

January 1, 2012: 

Question: When a listing agent has received multiple offers, what can or can’t be disclosed to a buyer’s agent? Does the REALTORS® Code of Ethics say listing agents can’t disclose the details of the other offers unless all parties involved are given the same information?

Commission Cut Due to Property Description

January 1, 2012: 

An incomplete property description means a reduced commission.

Expect Gradual Changes at Fannie & Freddie

January 1, 2012: 

Despite much legislative attention to government-sponsored enterprise reform, as evidenced by the three dozen Congressional bills dealing with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac introduced in 2011, none had made it out of full committee by early December. Furthermore, action on GSE reform is unlikely before the 2012 elections, says Douglas M. Bibby, president of the National Multi Housing Council in Washington, D.C., an advocacy organization for the apartment industry.

Termites: The Silent Invaders

January 1, 2012: 

These wood-chomping insects can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage and render properties unsellable. Here’s how to identify and prevent termite infestation.

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