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How to Negotiate a Home Purchase in 2018 – William Fastow quoted in
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

  • Home price appreciation is slowing around the country
    24 September 2018, 11:03 pm

    Home price appreciation is growing at its slowest rate since August 2014, according to Redfin’s latest market report. U.S. home prices grew 4.7 percent in August, year-over-year and home sales fell 2.4 percent over the same time frame. ...Read more
  • Survey: What should agents do to stay safe on the job?
    24 September 2018, 9:46 pm

    Agents frequently find themselves in situations where they have to be aware of their surroundings and vigilant about possible threats to their safety. Let us know your thoughts on workplace safety in the industry. ...Read more
  • Property crime is down nationwide: FBI
    24 September 2018, 7:03 pm

    Homeowners can breathe a small sigh of relief: property crime is on the decline, according to a report released by the FBI on Monday. ...Read more
  • The Agency CEO Mauricio Umansky countersues insurance company over Malibu mansion flip
    24 September 2018, 6:08 pm

    The founder of The Agency and Western World Insurance are embroiled in a lawsuit involving the son of an African president and a seaside mansion in Malibu. ...Read more
  • Is Compass really a tech company?
    24 September 2018, 4:59 pm

    Opinions aside, the latest numbers allow us to compare Compass to its peers and really answer dual questions: Is Compass doing anything novel in the industry, and is it really a technology company? ...Read more
  • RE/MAX Results names Brenda Tushaus as new CEO
    24 September 2018, 3:59 pm

    The largest RE/MAX franchise in the country has a new leader with a long history at the company: RE/MAX Results just promoted Brenda Tushaus to chief executive officer. ...Read more
  • Luxury Connect: Kofi Nartey on how to build a wealth advisement team
    24 September 2018, 2:55 pm

    “The biggest challenge we face, I think, is helping clients understand our role as a wealth adviser," says Compass team lead and director Kofi Nartey. ...Read more
  • Only 9% of buyers find agents online, the same as 10 years ago
    24 September 2018, 2:44 pm

    Despite the massive growth of online home search portals, many more consumers find their agents through referrals from friends or family, according to NAR data. ...Read more
  • New lead generation scams on the rise, Zillow warns
    24 September 2018, 1:04 pm

    Zillow is warning real estate agents to be on the lookout for a scammer trying to take money in exchange for leads, posing as the real estate tech giant. ...Read more
  • Lesson Learned: Success is inevitable if you’re following your passion
    24 September 2018, 9:19 am

    In this weekly column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, Nest Seekers broker Johnny Mansilla shares his thoughts on having an open mind and an open heart throughout the transaction. ...Read more