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Realtors: Low supply continues to curb our home sales

Home sales fall to third-lowest level this year
After two consistent months of modest increases, pending home sales fell to their third-lowest level over the past year. NAR Chief Economist Lawerence Yun explained that the market will also experience difficulties this summer as home buyers combat gas prices, low supply and rising mortgage rates.
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Counting the costs: Can you afford to become a Realtor?

Roughly 80% of Realtors don't make it two years in the industry
Do you have what it takes to be a Realtor? Probably not. According to a blog post from Trulia, approximately 80% of Realtors quit after less than two years in the industry. Here's a look into the life of a Realtor, directly from one working in the industry right now.
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ZipLogix partners with Glide to bring digital disclosures to California Realtors

New app allows sellers to submit Transfer Disclosure Documents digitally for the first time
No more paper pushing when it comes to disclosure for members of California Association of Realtors and their selling clients. ZipLogix and Glide have teamed up to create an app for that. Glide Form will be the first ever platform that allows sellers to file their transfer disclosure documents digitally.
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Two real estate agents caught behaving badly

Two different towns, same alleged rental scam
In the first case, a Missouri City, Texas-based "realtor" tried to rent out a home they didn't own. And in the second case, out in the Hamptons, and while the real estate agent is real, the rental scam is pretty much the same.
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Nonbank mortgage lenders still misunderstood in mainstream media

United Wholesale Mortgage CEO speaks up for our community
[Op-ed] Mortgage lending is still often maligned in the mainstream press. When will coverage begin to accurately reflect all the hard work we, as lenders, put into getting Americans into homeownership? Here, Mat Ishbia, the CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage, calls out a CNN report that gets it so wrong.
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Loan Officers: Are you a commodity or are you a brand?

Here's the difference
As those historical demographic boundaries fall, it gives you a tremendous opportunity to build a brand "for all time zones." Now is the time look at your marketing and how you are connecting to your database. Do an honest assessment and then ask yourself. Are you a commodity or a brand?
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Ask the Underwriter: My borrower owes a federal tax debt to the IRS… Is this mortgage deal dead?

Here's how to close that loan
Question: My borrower owes the IRS approximately $16,000 for tax years 2016 and 2017. They have $20,000 in savings, but were hoping to use that money as a down payment to purchase their first home. Is there a way to get them approved without making them pay off the entire tax debt first or is this a dead deal until it is paid? And the answer is...
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