With frustration levels high as buyers and sellers navigate short sales and REOs, the chance of getting snagged in a lawsuit is higher than it otherwise might be. Even if you aren’t personally named in a legal action, you could be subpoenaed to answer attorneys’ questions in a deposition if you had a role in a transaction gone bad. Before you’re deposed, here’s what you need to know.
Residential real estate has become more complex over the years as a result of laws enacted to protect consumers’ welfare. Here are 23 federal laws that play a part in residential real estate. The list is not exhaustive, but it provides an idea of how much of the real estate transaction falls under federal regulation.
Under tax laws, you must have receipts or other physical proof of a purchase in order to deduct business expenses. But what if you're missing some of your payment records? Here's what to do now, and how to avoid the problem in the future.
The Regional Center EB-5 Program is informally known as the investment visa or the investment green card. Here’s what you need to know about the investment your clients will be required to make in a so-called "regional center."
REALTORS® serving on the Professional Standards Committee have labored to ensure that the Code is a living document that protects the sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants, and others who place their trust in REALTORS®; that the Code’s obligations are phrased in clear, objective, and unambiguous terms, and that the Code remains relevant and meaningful in the constantly changing real estate environment.