Agents can save sellers time, money, liability and hassle - BY CHRIS REDIGER
Give potential clients the proof they need to trust you - BY GREG LYLES (INMAN)
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, APRIL 04, 2017
Homeowners are tapping into equity at the fastest rate in eight years, thanks to rising home prices. And millennials are leading the pack of those who are cashing in.
In 2016, the number of homeowners with potentially “tappable” equity rose to 39.5 million—those are borrowers who have at least 20 percent equity in their homes, according to Black Knight Financial Services.
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017 - Time is ticking for the National Flood Insurance Program. In just six months—on Sept. 30—the NFIP is set to expire, and REALTORS® are warning that could pose a major threat to home owners and property sales.
“When the NFIP expired in 2010, over 1,300 home sales were disrupted every day as a result,” says NAR President William E. Brown. “That’s over 40,000 every month. Flood insurance is required for a mortgage in the 100-year floodplain, but without access to the NFIP, buyers simply couldn’t get a mortgage or vital protection from the number one cause of loss of property and life, flooding.”
The Aspiring Home Buyer Profile is an in depth examination of the consumer preferences of non-homeowners, defined as those that rent and those that live with someone else (such as family or friends) without paying rent. The Aspiring Home Buyer Profile compares and contrasts the perceptions of homeownership, the American Dream, and housing affordability from the perspective of non-homeowners.
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