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An in-depth examination of foreign investment in U.S. real estate markets. Thank you to anyone that takes the time to read it. Sources are cited in-text and numbered, then provided at the end in link form. In today’s global economy, real estate is far more than a series of local markets whose pri...
As the lending industry evolves, changes are made to credit reporting. The newest of these changes is the emergence of a concept known as “trended credit data”. Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, has called it “the most important tool developed by the credit reporting agencies since ...
I wrote recently about potential updates to Section 8 housing law in California. S.B. 1053, sponsored by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) would have made it illegal for a landlord to deny a housing applicant because they receive Section 8 assistance. This bill failed to move out of the Appropriat...
A couple of months ago I wrote about the restrictions on the use of drones (also referred to as UAS) for commercial purposes. Some real estate professionals had become interested in aerial photography and videos for their listings, but without a pilot’s license and a waiver from the Federal Aviat...
In what should be exciting news to any Veterans looking to pursue a career in real estate, effective July 1st the initial licensure processing for all honorably discharged Veterans will be expedited. California S.B. 1226 added Section 115.4 to the Business and Professions Code (BPC) and requires ...
Writing for a California school, this article is focused towards California. However, the principles contained are the same for every state.   Like any professional license, a real estate licensee can have his or her license suspended or revoked for various reasons. Criminal conduct is one of tho...
Thank you for reading! Please comment below if you have any insight.  On the surface, solar panels appear to be a great selling feature for a home.  The prospect of lower utility costs are appealing to everyone and many buyers love the idea of “going green”.  Because solar panels are increasingly...
REALTORS® are used to thinking about the Code of Ethics. Beyond the ethical guidance it provides, it is also a professional obligation. Social media, however, often becomes a problem area for applying this code. Where the code is formal and typically very clear, social media is informal. Between ...
Most REALTORS® have an understanding of competition in their area of operation. They know who is successful, who sells a lot of houses, who they can trust to conduct ethical business, etc. But what about just how many REALTORS® there are in a state? How difficult is it to compete in a new state o...
Drones (also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), the term used by the FAA) are being increasingly used for commercial purposes. Real estate professionals may want to use these drones to improve their listings with aerial view pictures or videos of a property (a pretty cool practice we've be...

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