Category Archive: Articles

Apr
21

Current Status of CFPB & RESPA

The link below is an article from RISMedia on the current status of the Consumer Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) because of the recent change in the political landscape. While there is still a case pending in the Federal Court as to constitutionality of the CFPB’s single-director independent agency, the …

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Apr
18

IMPORTANT Update on Attorney Review: Conley v. Guerrero

Executive Summary:  In a recent case published on April 3, 2017, Conley v. Guerrero, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on a crucial part of the attorney review clause. Specifically, the case allows notice of disapproval by a party’s attorney to be forwarded by “fax, e-mail, personal delivery or overnight mail with proof of delivery,” …

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Feb
25

CE Graduate Information

Hello CE Grads!  Here are the 2 video links from last week’s CE classes: 40 Million Mistakes: Is your credit report accurate? 2013 HAFA update from the US Treasury Department

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Aug
20

NAR Quadrennial Ethics Training

Attn: Continuing Education Graduates Mandatory NAR Quadrennial Ethics Training is available FREE online. Please contact your local board of realtors directly to confirm how they recommend completing the NAR Quadrennial Ethics Training in order to ensure that you also get New Jersey CE credit for the course. Here are instructions from 2 local boards: GSCBR …

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May
23

Market Trends: Rise in Home Sales Points to Rebound

May 22, 2012 — Sales of previously owned homes rose at a robust clip in April—and prices jumped—the latest indications that the housing market is recovering.  Existing-home sales were up 3.4% from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.62 million, the National Association of Realtors trade group said Tuesday. If the pace holds, …

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May
23

Market Trends: Home Builder Confidence Hits Five-Year High

May 15, 2012 — US home builders sentiment rose in May to the highest level in five years as more potential buyers appeared confident that the housing market has hit bottom. The National Association of Home Builders said Tuesday its housing market index was 29 this month, up five points from a month earlier…and the …

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May
23

Market Trends: Sellers Boosted Prices in April

May 16, 2012 — Median list prices rose by 0.7% in April from March to their highest level in nearly one year, even as the number of homes listed for sale stood at levels down nearly 19% from a year ago, according to a report released Wednesday from Realtor.com. Click HERE for full article.

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May
23

Market Trends: Foreclosures Plunge to Five-Year Low in U.S. Recovery

May 17, 2012 — The number of default auction and seizure notices sent to homeowners in April was down 14% from a year earlier, the lowest tally since July 2007. “Things are getting better and the number of vulnerable households is going down” said Paul Willen, Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. …

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Feb
13

“Using Facebook Business Pages to Attract More Clients” By Chris Owens of InnovaFire

If you ask around, you’d be hard pressed to find many people who are not on Facebook these days. Sure, there are few people holding out on making a Facebook profile because they don’t think they have the time, or perhaps they don’t want to join “on principle” because they are annoyed at how many …

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Jan
13

Are you currently Unemployed? Do you live in Salem County? Have you ever dreamed of becoming a Real Estate Salesperson?

If so, keep reading!  You may be eligible to take the required licensing course, FREE of charge.  New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development offers several grant programs geared towards retraining unemployed workers. If you qualify, Unemployment will pay your tuition for our NJ Real Estate Salesperson’s Licensing Course. So, if you are a …

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