Video Tips on Designing A Home Office

As technology has enabled millions more Americans to work remotely, the home office has taken on an even greater importance for real estate agents and many of their buyer clients, who are often on the lookout for houses that will offer them a reliable, quiet place to get work done. This video describes different ways to create a home working space, whether it’s an entire room, a corner of the kitchen or even a large closet! Included are a number of useful tips for maximizing the usefulness of the available space. They might come in handy for ...

How the Tech Workforce is Reshaping U.S. Real Estate

Over the last two decades, high-tech industries have reshaped the U.S. economy. According to CNBC, the top five most valuable companies in the U.S. are all in the tech sector: Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft. Not only has tech led to a tremendous amount of wealth in various parts of the country, but it has also led to millions of people moving to cities that are home to major tech firms, transforming local real estate markets in the process. Property values go up in tech hubs According to a study by RedFin, real estate values rise ...

TILA-RESPA: How Will You Be Affected?

Buying a house is a complex transaction. Sellers and buyers must access the services of real estate agents, mortgage lenders, title companies, appraisers and other professionals, to ensure the property title transfers, the loan is secured and the seller gets paid. The housing industry collapse of 2008 revealed significant problems in the processes involved in buying a house. Home buyers received confusing or misleading documentation, leading to foreclosures and losses. In response, the federal government reviewed those processes against the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and issued a revision of real ...