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FinCEN Renews and Expands Real Estate Geographic Targeting Orders

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced the renewal and expansion of its Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) that require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind shell companies used in non-financed purchases of residential real estate.

How To Make Money Through Real Estate Investing

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For people considering investing in real estate, the recent market that saw double-digit appreciation and returns on investment is a recent memory. In its place is a decelerating housing market.

Buying Luxury Property Internationally is Easy With These Tips

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When you get to the place where you can buy a luxury property at your favorite vacation spot, it’s an exciting time. Going from renting or staying in hotels when you travel to staying in your own home can be a game changer. Whether you want to buy one for your own personal vacations or you plan to also use it as an income property
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NAR Report Finds eSignature, Lockbox and MLS Apps/Technology to be 3 Most Impactful Technology...

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When it comes to real estate technology, Realtors® said that eSignature, lockbox, and apps and technology from their local
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Types of Data Services Available For Property Conveyancing Businesses

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There are many types of data services, including physical and logical. Physical information services are the actual information sources, while logical information services aggregate data.

Sustainability Solutions for HOAs: Solar and EV Charging

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Now more than ever, home owners and buyers are pursuing sustainable efforts within their home. As more HOA residents look to install rooftop solar, or add EV charging in condos and townhomes, many HOA covenants need updating. The Atlanta REALTORS® Association invites residents, HOA board members, management companies
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New Delta Media Nov. 9 Webinar showcases how new, automated marketing tools will help...

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Delta Media Group, one of America’s largest real estate technology solutions providers for brokerages, is hosting a free webinar to help real estate brokerages and agents "double down on online marketing."

10 Tips for Becoming the Best Real Estate Agent in Your Area

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There are numerous motivating factors for working as a real estate agent. You can choose your hours, make a nice living, and assist folks in finding their ideal residence. You might as well become the best real estate agent possible if you're going to put in all that time and effort to become one.
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How to Stage Your Home for a Quick Sale

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The real estate market can be unpredictable, so it's important to take advantage of a good opportunity when it comes along. One way to help your home sell quickly is to stage it effectively. That means making sure it looks its best so potential buyers can

Atlanta REALTORS® Releases September 2022 Statistics on Housing Market

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Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its September 2022 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan Atlanta. The Market Brief, compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally-focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single-family residential properties. 
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NAR Praises FHFA for Use of New Credit Score Models

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National Association of Realtors® President Leslie Rouda Smith issued the following statement after the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the validation and approval of both the FICO 10T credit score model and the VantageScore 4.0
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Real estate startup zavvie integrates with MoxiWorks

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From Power Buyers to iBuyers, there are more innovative ways than ever before for Americans to buy and sell real estate. But there are nuances to these programs and explaining them

Apartments for Rent vs Manufactured Homes for Rent – What’s The Difference?

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Are you planning to find a place to live at? May it be for your family or for yourself, this is a huge decision to make because you have to consider a lot of things such as affordability, convenience, and flexibility.

3 Steps to Fast-Track Your CHEAPEST END OF TENANCY CLEANING

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End-of-tenancy cleaning is a growing industry. It is estimated to be worth around £1bn in the UK alone. End-of-tenancy cleaning is a specialized type of cleanliness service that has been designed to suit the needs of tenants who are moving out of their properties and landlords who are about to let them out.
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Streitwise Review (2022): Is It Worth It?

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Streitwise is a real estate investing platform founded in 2017 by Eliot Bencuya, Joe Kesse, and Jeffrey Karsh. It is sponsored by Tryperion Holdings, a very established real estate property management company with over $5.4 billion in transaction
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Pending Home Sales Dropped 2.0% in August

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Pending home sales sagged for the third straight month in August, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Three out of four major regions experienced month-over-month decreases in transactions, however, the West saw a modest gain. Year-over-year, all four regions posted double-digit declines.

Renting Out the American Dream: Are Hedge Funds Hurting or Helping Home Ownership?

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The Atlanta REALTORS® Association is hosting a Town Hall meeting for the general public to educate buyers and sellers about the impact large investors are having on the housing market. Fewer homes for sale; more only available to rent... and rents are rising! These trends affect everyone! There is no cost to attend.

NAREB HOSTS PANEL AT CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ON USING SPECIAL PURPOSE CREDIT PROGRAMS TO...

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After HUD issued a guidance in December 2021 clarifying that Special Purpose Credit Plans (SPCPs) do not violate the Fair Housing Act, organizations and financial institutions have initiated plans to develop SPCPs that can address discrimination in mortgage lending, systemic racism, and redlining.
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InstaMortgage is First to Launch Milestones Homeownership Portals for Client Enrichment

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Milestones (milestones.ai), the all-in-one homeowner portal making it easier for consumers to buy, move, sell, manage and access mortgage services for their home, is pleased to announce their partnership with InstaMortgage
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HomeJab real estate photographer survey shares “Rants and Raves”

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HomeJab, which provides real estate agents on-demand professional real estate photography services in all 50 US states, released its first annual "Rants and Raves" survey of professional real estate photographers.

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