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NAA Suing U.S. for Monetary Damages, Alleging Unlawful Eviction Moratorium

The National Apartment Association, a landlord lobbyist group, recently filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, seeking to recover damages from what the organization alleges are “severe economic losses under the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) overreaching federal eviction moratorium.” According to the group, the CDC’s extended moratorium order […]

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Mortgage Applications Up, Refis Taking the Lead

Mortgage applications are up 5.7% for the week ending July 23, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The details: – Unadjusted, the index increased 6% compared with the previous week. – The Refinance Index increased 9% from the previous week and was 10% YoY. – The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index […]

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Disrupt Your Own Business Model Before Someone Else Does It

Business models come in all shapes, but brokers must be ready to take disruption head-on, even if that means changing things up. Kurt Schuler Managing Broker/Owner Schuler Bauer Real Estate ERA Powered New Albany, Indiana | www.schulerbauer.com Region served: Southern Indiana, Louisville and Kentucky Years in real estate: 7.5 Number of offices: 5 Number of […]

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CFPB Launches Online Tool for Rent-Related Federal Assistance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released an online tool that will help renters and landlords impacted by the coronavirus pandemic easily find and apply for payment assistance for rent, utilities and other expenses. The Rental Assistance Finder, available at www.consumerfinance.gov/renthelp, provides access to state and local programs that are distributing billions of dollars in […]

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The Institute: July 2021 Luxury Market Report

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (The Institute) Luxury Market Report is a leading analysis on the trends and comparative data on the top-residential markets throughout Canada and the United States. July’s report reviews the current statistics for the luxury market in North America month over month, as well as the 13-month trend. This month, The Institute […]

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Thoughts on Leadership: The Influence of Mentors

If you read my Thoughts on Leadership post last week, I referenced one of my mentors, Jim Rohn, and even posted a photo from us in the ’90s. (I guess funky sweaters were in back then?) Anyway, sharing that story made me think back to when I first met Jim at the very beginning of my real […]

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Help Your Agents Get Fiscally Fit

NAR PULSE—Brokers are beyond busy and time is money! Let us guide your agents through the fundamentals of financial planning through The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness. The tools and resources available can help them achieve fiscal security and have a more profitable year. Sustainability The vast majority of top companies operate […]

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Why Now Is the Time to Consolidate Your Mortgage and HELOC

(TNS)—Homeowners have another opportunity to take advantage of a mortgage rate fire sale these days as a variety of economic factors and the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s decision to eliminate the refinance fee are all coming together to push the mortgage market back down. One strategy for benefiting from these conditions could be to refinance […]

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Microcourses: Introducing a New On-Demand Way to Learn

The Center for REALTOR® Development is proud to announce an exciting collection of microcourses for on-the-go real estate professionals! Each microcourse is curated by top real estate instructors and offers real-world education in easy-to-watch sessions online. Grow your business when your business happens, and try it out today! Take up to five microcourses free until […]

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Weichert Culture Ranks on Franchise Business Review

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. recently earned a spot on Franchise Business Review’s second annual “Culture100” list, which recognizes the top 100 franchise brands with the best cultures. The 2021 ranking was based on survey results collected from franchisees in the areas of leadership, core values, whether they enjoy being part of the organization and whether […]

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