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 Your first tuesday real estate news

Week of March 23, 2015

 
 
     
 
Feature

Home sales volume flat in February

Sales volume stagnated in February 2015.

 
 
 
Market Trends

Newly licensed sales agent and broker population

The number of newly licensed agents increased, while the number of broker licenses dropped in 2014.

 
 
     
 
Legal Aspects

The CFPB concludes arbitration is a problem

A closer look at the disadvantages of the arbitration clause.

 
 
 

Poll  Vote on it

How will income immobility affect the future real estate market?

 
 
     
 
Market Trends

Using the yield spread to forecast recessions and recoveries

The yield spread rose in February 2015 from a low point in January.

 
 
     
 
Real Estate Tech

Tech Corner: Cam Scanner scans documents on the go

A handy app to scan, e-mail and print your documents remotely.

 
 
 
Market Trends

New sales agent licenses on the uptick

Sales agent licensing was on the rise in 2014, but still below the average annual increase.

 
 
 
 
Legal Aspects

Is express permission required to establish an irrevocable license?

A California court of appeals weighs in.

 
 
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Marketing

FARM: Save up for a down payment

Tips to help your clients save money for a down payment.

 
 
 
Market Trends

Mortgage loan originators in California on the rise

The number of state-licensed MLOs in California rose in Q4 2014.

 
 
Marketing

FARM: Natural, non-toxic outdoor pest control

Tips to rid your home of bugs without the toxic chemicals.

 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poll  Video

Your home, your tax shelter