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 Your first tuesday real estate news

Week of September 28, 2015


Online listing photos help homes sell faster

Seasoned real estate agents and brokers are well aware that online marketing choices have a vast influence on how fast and for how much the home sells. See how many photos are likely to sell a home faster. Read more


Poll  Vote on it

Where are prices right now in terms of the California real estate market cycle?


Questions about the new closing disclosures? CFPB has answers.

All you need to know about the new mortgage disclosure forms.


Brokerage Reminder: Kickbacks – the unlawful referral fee

Stay on top of the rules for referral fees to avoid RESPA violations.


Chinese stock market crash motivates foreign investors: True or false?

An analysis of how the Chinese stock market crash impacts real estate investment.

Legal Aspects

Is a lis pendens void if it was not mailed to a property owner’s address as listed on the county assessor’s roll?

Get the ruling here.

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The listing employment report – the broker’s checklist for administrative control

Evaluating the form used to report listing information.

Market Trends

Will first-time homebuyers save California’s homeownership rate?

California's first-time homebuyer population increased in 2014.


FARM: Easy weekend projects

Give your clients ideas for simple weekend updates.

Marketing Trends

Higher mortgage rates equal fewer refinances

The number of mortgage refinances in California dropped in Q2 2015.

Poll  online forum

Discuss your opinions and ask questions about all things related to California real estate. Join the conversation with other agents on our online forum here!

Market Trends

Jobs move real estate

Job numbers increased in August 2015.


FARM: Happy Easter

A template for sharing your favorite Easter recipes.

Market Trends

Buyer purchasing power stays positive while mortgage rates remain low

Buyer purchasing power remained the same in September 2015.

Poll  Video

The Fed’s new tools for raising interest rates