After months of NAR fighting for the right for multiple listing services to obtain copyright for their databases, the U.S. Copyright Office appears poised to accept listing databases as copyrightable if they’re sufficiently creative. The association created materials, which were reviewed and approved by the agency, to help MLSs demonstrate that creativity.
Like-kind exchanges help keep our economy rolling. That’s why the political change-up coming to Washington could have significant ramifications for real estate, investors, low-income workers, and more.
Just as real estate professionals are struggling to understand what defines advances in efficiency and smart-home technology, appraisers are also working to help define and quantify what this trend means for home sales now and in the near future.
Real estate professionals have to keep fair housing practices in mind at all times, but what responsibilities face an appraiser when it comes to these important issues? Learn how choices about particular language or supporting evidence can cause trouble.