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FREE ONLINE CE - 2 Hrs: Drafting and Negotiating Remedy Requests and Special Contract Situations

Bill Fergus, Esq.

This course is designed to improve the ability of real estate agents to draft and negotiate repair requests. The second half of class focuses on transactions and contract situations that differ from typical residential transaction, and must therefore be handles with greater care and attention to detail.

FREE ONLINE CE - 1.5 Hrs: How the Real Estate Closing Process Really Works

Instructor: Robert Dern, Esq. // Class Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Realtors will be taught about the real estate closing process, compliance with the law, issues with lender's instructions and items of concern in the purchase agreement. 

What will your monthly mortgage payment be?

In the market for a new home? Or planning to refinance? Find out what your monthly payment will be.

Toll Brothers' record shows the housing boom has no end in sight

Concerns about rising interest rates leading to a slowdown in housing may prove to be for naught. Builder Toll Brothers just reported strong results and a healthy outlook.

London's property market is in a coma

London experienced years of booming property prices. But the market has now ground to a halt.

5 ways to afford your first home

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How these hurricane-ravaged states have avoided a housing disaster -- so far

An expected deluge of hurricane-related foreclosures has so far been avoided, thanks in part to new provisions by federal agencies and regulations imposed after the financial crisis.

Home prices are on an epic run

Real estate prices posted an annual gain of 6.3% in February, and have been rising continuously for the past 70 months.

Even rising mortgage rates won't stop homebuyers

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He made $400,000 flipping a house

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What to spend money on (and what to DIY) as a new homeowner

Angie Hicks, co-founder of Angie's List, talks about how to keep your costs in check as a new homeowner.

Is Manhattan's rental market finally cooling off?

Rent prices in Manhattan are slowing down and landlords are offering concessions as inventory on the island grows.

How to save $9,000 on your mortgage

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Why West Coast home prices are surging

The hottest markets are in the West, and it's creating an affordability issue.

Are you ready to buy a home?

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Home Depot's sluggish sales may be warning sign for housing

Home Deport reported sales growth that missed Wall Street's forecasts. The company specifically cited a 'slow start' to spring as a problem. Bad weather did hurt sales. But rising mortgage rates might be a bigger problem going forward.

Housing market remains strong, despite mortgage rate worries

Homebuilder Lennar reported sales and profits that topped forecasts and indicated there is still healthy demand for new homes despite rising mortgage rates.

Was my home a good investment?

Calculate the return on your home and how it compares to returns on stocks, bonds and overall home prices.

Should I get a fixed- or adjustable-rate mortgage?

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It's tough to be a homebuyer in Seattle

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