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Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the REALTOR® Trademarks

May 17, 2013: 

5 Things You Need to Know About the REALTOR® Trademarks

Professional Standards Training & Information Resources

May 15, 2013: 

NAR's Board Policy group provides several resources to help REALTOR® associations manage ethics decisions.

Legal Podcast: Fiduciary Duty Risk Reduction

May 8, 2013: 

Attorney Scott Kossove discusses his NAR Midyear risk management forum presentation about reducing the risks for breach of fiduciary duty claims.

NYC Agents Fined for Showing Illegal Apartments

May 6, 2013: 

Real estate agents and brokers can now be fined for showing homes that are not up to code. "We have to hold them accountable too," says the New York City building commissioner.

Squatters Cite Laws to Stay in Homes for Free

May 6, 2013: 

Some are taking advantage adverse possession laws in certain states, squatting in foreclosed homes for free and trying to make claims for homes they don't own.

Broker Liable for Salesperson's Fraud

May 2, 2013: 

Ohio court determines that a salesperson was acting within the scope of her duties when she fraudulently induced a buyer to purchase rental properties.

Empire State Building Feud Heads to Court

April 29, 2013: 

Ownership of New York's 102-story landmark will be battled out in court this week.

REALTORS® Urge Preserving Homeownership Tax Policies

April 26, 2013: 

Congress should focus on doing no harm to housing and America's 75 million homeowners by maintaining current tax laws for homeownership and real estate investment, NAR says.

Broker's Statutory Defense Rejected

April 24, 2013: 

California court rules that the statute of limitations for sellers’ brokers did not apply to a dual agent when the claims were made by the buyer.

They're Back: Mortgage Schemes

April 19, 2013: 

If there was one major takeaway from the National Crime Prevention Council's 2013 Mortgage Fraud Virtual Conference, it was this: The mortgage market, while no longer a wicked stepchild of the housing crisis, must still be carefully monitored.