One very effective and immediate way to make more home deals financially attractive to investors is to revise the current limitations on tax deductions for passive losses incurred from real estate investments.
Every March, as publisher of the magazine, I report to you on how the publication is doing. But this year, I want to wear my other hat — that of senior vice president of communications for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® — to let you know what NAR is doing to tell a more balanced and accurate story of what’s happening in real estate markets.
In December 2006, REALTOR® Magazine published an article I wrote about loan valuation fraud, “Loan Fraud Alert.” In that article, I talked about some of the many ways in which often-innocent real estate practitioners are becoming parties to mortgage fraud.
Since then, we have seen the collapse of the subprime mortgage market. Lenders have tightened credit...
We schedule our client appointments and our tennis dates, but too often we just hope that family time will happen. Scheduling time for family can be particularly challenging for those in real estate because their activities are dictated by the schedules and demands of others.
REALTOR® Magazine is pleased to present a special excellence and innovation series throughout 2005. This article is the third in the series. Put the power of Dale Carnegie’s message to work in your life and business.
As “the business tool for real estate professionals,” this magazine is all about helping you deal with change—technology advancements, new marketing methods, new federal laws and regulations. We work hard to help you gain a competitive advantage in the face of change.
Early in real estate consultant and speaker Danielle Kennedy's career, when she was selling 100 homes a year and raising young children, she found herself overwhelmed and burned out. One of her mentors advised her to attend to those parts of her life she had was neglecting--and missing. So she began writing letters to herself.
If there's one quality lacking in the typical realty transaction, it's instant gratification. Sign a real estate contract today, and it can take weeks and months to actually close the deal. However, routinely closing in 10 days or even within a week is not unreasonable. Here's how.
REITs are here to stay, and toward the end of the year, we should see them accelerate their acquisition activity. But the nature of their business is changing dramatically, so hold on to your hat. It’s going to continue to be a wild ride.