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 Your first tuesday real estate news

Week of May 18, 2015

 
 
     
 
Feature

Lofty HOA fees make renting look good

A look at how HOA fees impact the cost of buying vs. renting.

 
 
     
 
Poll  office closure

ATTENTION: Our office will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day. Online ordering and course access will remain available.

 
 
 
Practice

CalBRE responds to your questions

The CalBRE's response to your recent inquiries.

 
 
     
 
Economics

Starbucks: Moves in and runs with the action

Does Starbucks really increase home values? We're not convinced.

 
 
     
     
 
Market Trends

Current market rates

Fixed rate mortgage (FRM) rates increased during the last week.

 
 
     
 
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Practice

Brokerage Reminder: Agents beware – 5 signs of a difficult client

How to handle difficult clients.

 
 
     
 
Finance & Practice

Mortgage advertising rules

A review of mortgage marketing guidelines for CalBRE licensees.

 
 
     
 
Marketing

FARM: First-time homebuyer programs

Share information about first-time homebuyer programs with your clients.

 
     
     
 
Market Trends

Using the yield spread to forecast recessions and recoveries

The yield spread maintained its long falling trend in April 2015.

 
     
 
Marketing

FARM: Shopping for a contractor

Help your clients find the right contractor for their repairs and remodeling.