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How to Negotiate a Home Purchase in 2018 – William Fastow quoted in www.lendingtree.com
20 April 2018, 09:00 am

Changes from new tax law. “When you submit an offer to a seller, you are sending them a complex and comprehensive contract that will steer the home purchase process if and when it is accepted,” said….Read more


William Fastow quoted in US News and World Reports
13 April 2018, 10:02 pm

Changes from new tax law. “The biggest implication of the new tax law is the change in deductible mortgage interest. Previously a homeowner could deduct the interest on a mortgage up to $1 million….Read more


  • ‘Pre-nup’ fight scuttles merger of Colorado’s two largest MLSs
    25 May 2018, 11:24 pm

    REcolorado and Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) began "complex and highly charged" merger talks in March 2017 on the heels of a declined acquisition proposal and a terminated data share.  ...Read more
  • Arizona agent uses real estate marketing skills for activism
    25 May 2018, 11:11 pm

    Joined by colleagues at his brokerage, Keller Williams Realty Professional Partners, Rosene has leveraged his business network and background to support the grass-roots campaign, such as by mobilizing notaries needed to advance a ballot initiative. ...Read more
  • Nearly 60% of servicemembers can put zero down when buying a home
    25 May 2018, 8:54 pm

    Active-duty servicemembers purchase homes on average eight years younger than civilians, despite a lower median household income, a May report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found. One reason may be that 56 percent are able to purchase a home without putting any money down, thanks to ...Read more
  • What makes veterans a great fit for real estate?
    25 May 2018, 8:07 pm

    In honor of Memorial Day, we wanted to know more about why real estate has become a good career choice for returning servicemembers. We asked these Chicago-area agents to share more insights about how serving in the military prepared them for a successful career in real estate. ...Read more
  • With Client Giant, high-touch client retention service gets serious
    25 May 2018, 5:47 pm

    Earlier this month, Jay O'Brien spun his gift for high-touch relationships into a new startup, Client Giant, which helps real estate agents, small businesses and larger firms develop client relationships. Next month, the company will roll out its services to new clients. ...Read more
  • Lennar chair and Zillow CEO talk predictions for near-future homes
    25 May 2018, 3:00 pm

    In 15 years, built-in home Wi-Fi — no need for a separate router — and speaking door locks could be as common in a typical house as the refrigerator. ...Read more
  • Startup YINC launches blockchain-powered home services app
    25 May 2018, 12:45 pm

    The home services marketplace startup YINC, in the works since 2016, chose an interesting time to launch. The startup made its first publicity push this week, the same week Facebook — the one competitor capable of crushing nearly any startup with its scale — added home services to Facebook Market ...Read more
  • How to make your brand the ‘silver bullet’ of real estate
    25 May 2018, 10:00 am

    Rather than looking to tech to solve your problems, to act as your "silver bullet" in real estate, start looking in the mirror. It’s you — your unique, authentic, real self — that's the real silver bullet. ...Read more
  • 5 steps to prep a show-ready listing every time
    25 May 2018, 10:00 am

    What can sellers do to make a positive and memorable first impression on buyers and agents? What can they do to eliminate (or at least tame) the scrutiny and instead inspire buyers to visualize a future in the home? ...Read more
  • Keller Willams NYC without a team leader after months of shakeup
    25 May 2018, 10:00 am

    Back-to-back departures of its top leaders has Keller Williams NYC’s midtown office without a captain at the helm of its ship. Founder Ilan Bracha told Inman that the brokerage remains continually profitable and one of the largest and most successful in the city, dispelling rumors it is shutting do ...Read more
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