Modern Apartment Hunting – Easier Than The George Costanza Way



Poor George Costanza – bidding against an Andrea Doria survivor for an apartment – no need to ask who won! Although not purchasing real estate, at least in the present, renters play an important part in the real estate industry, and they have, arguably, a difficult time – especially in crowded urban areas, finding the right place and/or the right roommate. Just ask George!

Are You In The Loop? Why You Should Be and How To Get There



Two organizations which are slowly changing the way real estate is done – Trulia.com and dotloop.com – are combining forces (is that anything like combining superpowers?) to offer buyers, sellers and brokers an opportunity to improve their real estate transaction experiences.

Would Honesty, Education and Accountability Have Lessened Our Real Estate Market Woes?



Whether or not you believe that housing has hit bottom, there are some things to be learned from the recent fiasco that was the housing market. Greed is an ugly business, a vice to be eradicated, especially in the markets.

Extension Gives Foreclosed Borrowers More Time To Seek Compensation



A home foreclosure is a terrible experience – one that nobody wants to go through, but if your home was foreclosed between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010, it’s possible that you can recoup some of the losses you incurred.

Legalizing Criminal Activity – It’ll Take More Than A Finger To Stop The Flood In This Dam



Consumer protections have been put in place for good reasons, so why are title companies and their mortgage industry cronies trying to remove one of the most obvious safeguards? Could it be profit? That’s the only obvious conclusion any sane, thinking person would reach.

Negotiation Incentive – How Current Legislation Could Improve Short Sale Process



Considering the fact that 100 percent financing (often achieved with secondary liens) contributed to the financial difficulties that many homeowners now face, lawmakers have proposed a bill titled “The Fast Help For Homeowners Act”, which addresses the issue of subordinate liens in a short sale process.

Uncertain Times Require Uncommonly Resourceful Business Strategies



There is no doubt, no equivocation – we’re living in tough economic times. Unbiased unemployment figures show that unemployment is as high as 23 percent! Our debt is in excess of our GDP – in fact, it’s more than 100% of our GDP – not a good place to be.

Harness The Power of The Visual – Using Your iPad To Showcase Your Business



Now available – yet another cool app for realtors – if they use an iPad. The Portfolio App, created by KnowledgeView, offers real estate brokers an opportunity to harness the power that visuals give to their business.

Mortgage Risk Assessment – Will Technology Prevent Another Mortgage Crisis?



Call me old-fashioned, stick in the mud, whatever euphemism you care to throw at me, but I’m uneasy about the fact that computer logic affects my ability to obtain lender financing.

ActiveBuilding and The Property Manager – A Match Made in Seattle!



Seattle-based ActiveBuilding designs unique, online community gateways for the multifamily housing industry. Traditional community websites are geared towards prospective renters – ActiveBuilding has created something much different.

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