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Unveiling Discrimination in Real Estate: The LGBTQ+ Perspective

Above, Anita Blue I love working in real estate! I love the people in it! And, as we celebrate Pride Month, even after the recent attacks on the LGBTQ+ community on NAR’s Facebook and Instagram posts, I can honestly say your outpouring of support for me and the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance is amazing. But…

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The Compensation Conversation: How to Avoid ‘Steering’ in a Post-Settlement World

“I don’t have to offer commission to a buyer agent—why should I?”  This simple seller question—one that is likely to become more common every day—is a potential minefield. In the aftermath of the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) settlement agreement, which will mandate the removal of compensation from MLSs starting next month, agents quickly pointed…

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Home Prices Hit Record High

Existing-home sales slightly declined in May as the median sales price climbed to a record high, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The median existing-home price for all housing types in May was $419,300, the highest price ever recorded and an increase of 5.8% from one year ago ($396,500). All four U.S. regions registered…

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Mortgage Mix: Legal Troubles Batter Mega-Lenders; CoStar Nabs Freddie Mac Exec

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Former Employee Sues NAR for Reneging on Sexual Harassment Settlement

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is once again facing accusations of sexual harassment, retaliation and workplace discrimination, with a lawsuit filed in federal court this week by a former employee alleging the organization fired her for reporting the incidents, and then failing to abide by a subsequent settlement agreement. Roshani Sheth, a former product…

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Building the Blueprint for Change

Above, Amy Lessinger Amy Lessinger, the pioneering president of RE/MAX, is hailed as a visionary within the real estate sphere. Lessinger’s journey began over two decades ago when she entered RE/MAX at 26—rapidly progressing from agent to broker/owner of a flourishing brokerage boasting 135 agents and three offices. Amidst challenges in the male-dominated landscape, she…

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CFPB Proposes Fine Against Freedom Mortgage

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued a proposed $3.95 million fine against Florida-based mortgage lender Freedom Mortgage. The CFPB previously sued Freedom Mortgage in October 2023 after the company was found to have submitted inaccurate mortgage data to federal regulators during 2020. Freedom Mortgage is described as the third-largest loan originator in the…

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EPA Signs Sustainability Agreement With Major New Jersey Company
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Elect the Select
Homeowner associations are designed to be representative democracies governed by a board of directors elected by the members. Electing directors to the board that can thoughtfully govern is extremely important. To accomplish this, elections must be carefully planned, not hatched at the last minute. Here are important components of a successful election process:
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Keeping Seniors Safe from Falls
It happens to all of us -- as we get older, our eyesight and hearing aren't as good as they once were, and our balance and reflexes start to let us down. We start taking medications to treat what ails us, but that may cause dizziness or lightheadedness. That can often lead to a fall, especially if there are tripping hazards in the home.
Undisclosed Short Sale Payments May Lead to Trouble
A recent memorandum from the legal department of the California Association of Realtors® (CAR) warns CAR members as follows: "Undisclosed payments in short sale transactions, especially those paid outside of escrow, may violate the law, including RESPA, laws against loan fraud, and licensing laws."

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DOJ inquiry delays settlement-related document rollout at CAR
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