Industry News and Press

  • Onerous Mortgage Fees


    Kiplinger's Personal Finance - Sun, 07/15/2012

    You may be paying hundreds of dollars more than you need to for closing costs.

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  • All About Closing Costs


    Real Estate Today Radio, The Closing Table - Tue, 05/15/2012

    Tim Dwyer explains closing costs and discusses how homebuyers can save money on their closing.

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  • Score the Cheapest Mortgage


    Kiplinger's Personal Finance - Tue, 04/17/2012

    Start by calling your current mortgage lender and your bank or credit union.

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  • 5 Tips to Cut Costs on Your Home


    The Kiplinger Washington Editors, Kiplinger - Mon, 04/02/2012

    Fight an unfair property assessment. About 30% of U.S. properties are assessed at higher values than their actual worth, according to the National Taxpayers Union. If you suspect that your tax assessment is too high, you can file an appeal.

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  • Inform Your Buyers: They Can Substantially Lower Closing Costs


    Timothy Dwyer, Chicago Agent - Mon, 03/12/2012

    Thanks to depreciated home values and historically low interest rates, potential homebuyers have a bargain-hunting mindset.

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  • Fewer Real Estate Agents Wearing Rose-colored Glasses


    Broderick Perkins, Realty Times - Thu, 02/02/2012

    A certain whistle-while-you-work sanguineness comes with the territory in the real estate sales business, but many of California's real estate professionals are having a tough time keeping a song in their hearts about housing.

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  • Real Estate Professionals Feeling Brunt of Recession


    Krista Franks Brock, DS News - Thu, 02/02/2012

    The effects of the housing crisis are widespread, but nowhere do they hit home more than in the real estate community.

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  • 12% of agents lost property to foreclosure


    Jonathan Lansner, The Orange County Register - Tue, 01/31/2012

    A new survey taken for title insurer Entitle Direct of 290 Southern California agents - and 800-plus nationwide - found deep financial pain for many real estate salespeople.

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  • Downturn deals blow to agents' wealth, careers


    Jeff Collins and Jonathan Lansner, The Orange County Registe - Sun, 01/29/2012

    62% - share of Southern California real estate agents who think they suffered greater financial damage than people in ther industries, according to a survey by Entitle Direct.

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  • Reality of real estate agents reflects housing pain


    Kerri Panchuk, HousingWire - Wed, 01/25/2012

    The next time you see a well-dressed, smiling real estate agent glaring at you from an advertising board, remember the carefree persona these days is likely only a mirage.

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