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Industry reacts to short-sale rule changes

NAR considers new disclosure rules
Published on Apr 28, 2008

An Inman News article about the National Association of Realtors' consideration of new multiple listing service rules relating to properties that may be subject to short-sale transactions drew a range of reader comments and letters. An NAR committee is expected to consider next month whether to offer guidance on when MLS participants must disclose that a property may be subject to lender approval as a short-sale transaction. Short sales are typically defined as transactions in which the lender agrees to accept less than the full amount due on a mortgage when a property is sold in order to avoid a lengthy and costly foreclosure process, and the consideration of new rules is in response to the growing share of short-sale and foreclosure transactions across the country. Short-sale transactions can lead to lower compensation for real estate professionals involved than they would receive in standard transactions. Daniel Ickowicz, director of sales for Elite International Realty...

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