The Realtors® Code of Ethics, and then some….

As I get ready to teach Code of Ethics on Friday, the 13th, I reflect back on what I learned about ethics from my MPA program.  Ethics is a subject that applies to our business dealings as REALTORS®, but it is also at the root of our moral character as individuals, parents, and leaders. NAR […]

A month in review: The August housing market (National)

The month was full of setbacks due to low inventory Key Takeaways by MARIAN MCPHERSON Inman Staff Writer Here’s a recap of pending home sales, existing home sales, price indices and studies from NAR, S&P Dow Jones, Zillow and Trulia. Learn the New Luxury Playbook at Luxury Connect | October 18-19 at the Beverly Hills Hotel Every month, economists release […]

The Inman Files: Don’t wait for Opendoor to eat your lunch (Food for Thought)

Love it or hate it, Brad Inman gives traditional brokers something to think about What’s a traditional broker to do? BYBRAD INMAN Staff Writer Face it, the Opendoor iBuyer model of a fast, furious and certain home sale is beginning to get market share. What does a traditional broker owner do? Complain to NAR? No. Start a “Stop Opendoor” […]

Single-Family Home Sales Up in August

Connecticut REALTORS® reports that the single-family residential home median sales price is $274,000 which reflects a 2.3 percent increase from $267,750 in that same time period last year. Median indicates that half the homes sold for more and half for less. Single-family residential home sales in Connecticut increased 1.9 percent comparing August 2017 to August […]

5 Rules of Engagement For Requesting Repairs From Sellers

When buyers and sellers start going head-to-head, no one comes out a winner Key Takeaways It’s reasonable to ask for roof and termite clearances and that the home’s primary systems work. It’s not reasonable to ask for upgrades, abatement or cosmetic changes. In many parts of the country, real estate sales and continually increasing priceshave been […]

CT Home Prices Up in July

Connecticut REALTORS® reports that the single-family residential home median sales price is $273,000 which reflects a 3 percent increase from $265,000 in that same time period last year. Median indicates that half the homes sold for more and half for less. Single-family residential home sales in Connecticut decreased a slight 0.1 percent comparing July 2017 […]

Freddie and Fannie’s appraisal-free mortgages to slash closing times

Mortgage Guarantor’s use of AVMs will be Boon to Buyers, Gut-punch to Appraisers When real estate broker Hank Miller explains the mortgage process to buyers, he gives it to them straight. “It’s going to be the biggest pain in the ass that you’ve been through,” he says. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, government-owned entities that […]

Home Sales and Prices Up in June

Connecticut REALTORS® reports that the single-family residential home median sales price is $280,000 which reflects a 1.8 percent increase from $274,950 in that same time period last year. Median indicates that half the homes sold for more and half for less. Single-family residential home sales in Connecticut increased 6.4 percent comparing June 2017 to June […]