DRE Conducting Random Broker Office Surveys

The Department of Real Estate’s Summer 2019 Bulletin warns brokers of the possibility of being investigated at random through what the DRE calls, “Broker Office Surveys,” which appear to be a type of limited audit. See the Bulletin article titled, “What is a...

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The State of the Nation’s Housing 2019

From the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University Although household growth is returning to a more normal pace, this report shows that housing production still falls short of what is needed, which is keeping pressure on house prices and rents and eroding...

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Top 5 Remodeling Mistakes Homeowners Make

Unfortunately, while renovation mistakes do happen, they can be costly. If you can at all avoid them, you should. With that in mind, I've laid out a list of the top renovation mistakes that homeowners make, as well as some advice on what you can do to ensure that they...

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Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Required by 2020! 

If your organization has five or more employees or even five or more independent contractors (salespersons or broker associates), then all employees must take sexual harassment prevention training by January 1, 2020. C.A.R. Education is making it easy to comply with...

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Freddie Mac Announces CHOICERenovation

New offering is another component of Freddie Mac’s All For Home initiative to reimagine the mortgage experience for both lenders and borrowers McLEAN, Va., June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC) today announced its...

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Home Upgrades Could Save Hundreds on Energy Bills

  The right home improvements could help shave energy bills by up to 35% or unlock up to $627 in annual savings, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Steve Chalk, who recently retired from his work at the department, told CNBC that a home energy assessment...

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zipForm® Plus has come to the Party!

Now when you start a transaction inside your zipForm® Plus account, you will be added as a party to the transaction. All your profile information will automatically populate the forms in the transaction, including your name and office information. You will no longer...

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