3 Practical Ways to Make Fair Housing a Reality

Tezeta Roro Fair Housing, FHA Programs, Rental Properties Leave a Comment

By: Tezeta Roro Though fair housing has become a hot topic in recent years, it has always been an important aspect of the real estate industry. It’s true that some states requre continuing education on fair housing, but the reality is that many do not, even with renewed interest and emphasis on the Fair Housing Act. And for the states …

How to be a Fair Housing decoder

Uncovering Bias to Interrupt Fair Housing Inequities

Lee Davenport, Ph.D Fair Housing Leave a Comment

By Lee Davenport

Have you noticed from shows like “The Tinder Swindler,” “Dateline,” “Snapped,” and the ID channel that abiding by the law is not automatic or even intuitive for everyone?

It’s April, but our mommas did not raise any fools—we understand that this very important factoid impacts all aspects of life.

Real talk: just because laws are in place …

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The Wild Ride of Interest Rates

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Mortgage Financing, Sales & Marketing 1 Comment

By Jason O’Neil Sit tight. Last week mortgage interest rates jumped drastically. Some say without warning, but then again, most have been preaching for months, if not years, that rates can’t stay this low. Can they? Why did they rise? Is Wall Street fed up? Was the Federal Reserve testing the market’s tolerance with some well thought out comments?  “The …

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Quick Facts You Need To Know About The Mortgage Interest Deduction

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Mortgage Financing 7 Comments

By Sam DeBord When talking to associates and the public about real estate topics, it’s important to be educated on the issues that we value most as REALTORS®.  Government fiscal and tax policy can be confusing issues that many REALTORS® don’t feel they have time for. Still, anyone working in the industry is bound to strike up a conversation that leads …

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Free Tips Help Buyers Find the Right Home Loan

Blog Contributor Helpful Tools, Mortgage Financing 2 Comments

By G. M. Filisko, contributing writer, HouseLogic Fixed- or adjustable-rate mortgage? How do you answer that perennial buyer question? Get the 411 on finding the right home loan—including eight questions buyers should ask themselves before choosing an adjustable-rate mortgage—from the free August “Financing Your Home Purchase” article package now at the REALTOR® Content Resource. Here’s just some of the information …