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The Perils of Being an Aussie Realtor

Krista M Sharp | Posted 02.25.2017 | Business
Krista M Sharp

Colleagues from the Australian real estate industry have reported the top five scariest non human creatures they have come across at work.

TRID Trauma Lurks for Home Buyers and Sellers

MoneyTips | Posted 11.03.2016 | Business

TRID, the "TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure" reforms mandated by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, affects mortgages originated after October 2, 2015. There are numerous differences between "pre-TRID" and "TRID" loans, and lenders/title companies/realtors have spent countless hours preparing for the change.

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 08.26.2016 | HuffPost Home
Nathaniel Sillin

Many of us don't recognize the clutter we have in our homes. However, buyers do. Real estate professionals can offer valuable feedback on the overall condition and salability of a property, and removing clutter can make properties seem more spacious.

Do Home Buyers Need a Pre-Approval?

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

With bargaining power shifting from home buyers to sellers in an increasing number of local markets, buyers in competition with other buyers are looking for any edge they can get. One possible edge is a pre-approval letter (henceforth PAL) from a lender.

The Wolf at Your Door: What Every New Landlord Should Know Before Renting!

Laura Wellington | Posted 05.03.2014 | HuffPost Home
Laura Wellington

I assure you, as stressful as selling a home might be, it cannot compare to the amount of stress you will endure in renting your home to a bad tenant. Just ask any landlord that has been through the situation.

I Am a Realtor for Authors

Oren Mendez | Posted 11.12.2013 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

I am a realtor for authors. It's a thankful job, and I make quite a bit of money. But it is, without a doubt, a tougher job than any other realtor. Authors are very demanding, and as artists, they have what I can only describe as "unique" requests.

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do to Increase Your Home's Value

Jon Bronson | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Jon Bronson

What's the most valuable thing you can do to raise your home's value? Is it landscaping? Putting in a pool? A kitchen or bath remodel?

One Ring

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Lawrence D. Elliott

The story of what happened the night the family returned home from the hospital after Grandpa Joe's death is quite amazing.

Rules of Engagement for Home Buyers: Open-House Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 03.17.2013 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

If you're in the process of looking for a new home, your search will be smoother if you follow these rules of engagement at each open house.

Astoria Characters: The Kindred Spirit

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.23.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's Thanksgiving time, and Kim Parshley is getting ready to make her famous pumpkin pie. She wishes the recipe had been handed down from her grandmother. It wasn't; she was left to concoct it all by herself.

Michigan High Court Says Yes To Foreclosures

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.17.2011 | Detroit

A ruling by the Michigan Supreme Court Wednesday overturned an lower court's decision that suspended thousands of foreclosures in the state. The new d...

Boulder Man Raped His Children’s Babysitter, Gets Probation

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.24.2011 | Denver

Broomfield's Curtis Jay Hilty, 40, a former member of Boulder Area Realtor Association board of directors, convicted of raping his children’s 20-yea...

Laura Stampler

Why Getting A Job Could Mean The End Of Your Marriage | Laura Stampler | Posted 11.09.2012 | Divorce

When Penn State sociology professors Paul Amato and Brett Beattie began studying the repercussions of unemployment on marriage in the aftermath of the...

Dispatches From The Displaced: A Short Sale Realtor Sheds Light On The Housing Crisis

Katie Saddlemire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Are you facing foreclosure, or have you already lost your home? Share a story of how the housing crisis has affected you by emailing submissions+forec...