Knock's GO mortgage offers appraisal coverage and cash-offer close certainty
Knock GO, which stands for Guaranteed Offer, is a 'cash-like' conventional mortgage product that allows buyers to write an offer on a home without including a financing contingency
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 4
Appraisal licensing controversy engulfs South Dakota governor
Gov. Kristi Noem has been accused of committing an 'abuse of power' while her daughter was trying to become a licensed appraiser
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 27
Lazy homesellers are skipping repairs and cashing out — for now
Thanks to high demand and low supply, sellers don't have to do much to their homes to attract buyers — and often don't. But that could change, real estate agents told Inman
by Libertina Brandt Aug 5
'A slippery slope': 14 pros weigh in on biggest contract mistakes
Are you writing an error-free, winning offer? We reached out to industry professionals across the country to find out what contract details agents are getting wrong in today's market
by Christy Murdock Jul 27
New Realtor-owned statewide MLS to launch in Louisiana
Roam MLS will have 78% of Realtors in the state as subscribers and cover listings from Central Louisiana to the Gulf Coast
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 22
Dueling NAR and REX op-eds hint that DOJ will target commissions
National Association of Realtors: 'The Administration has publicly signaled a lack of understanding about the MLS system and the associated commission structure'
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 22
Is a CMA an appraisal? Contrary to popular belief — it is
Opinion
The current widespread misuse of the word 'appraisal' may not uproot long-established mores, but everyone should raise their antenna a bit if they're attempting to suggest a CMA is not an appraisal
by Robert Sawyer Jul 9
Attom acquires GeoData Plus in bid to beef up its property comparisons
The data provider says the acquisition will result in easier property comparisons through new real estate reports and visual tools
by Daniel Houston Jul 6
How to take advantage of the backup offer on both sides of the transaction
Agents told Inman that they typically only see a small proportion of backup offers become primary offers, but the tactic can still prove beneficial for both seller and backup buyer
Woman files complaint alleging discrimination in home appraisals
The valuations of an Indianapolis property owned by Carlette Duffy, a Black woman, more than doubled when she removed anything from her home identifying her race
by Lillian Dickerson May 20
Zestimates can't keep up with wild housing market, agents say
Agents from around the country talk about the widening gap between Zestimates and MLS home value data as inventory shortages push prices to new highs
by Marian McPherson Apr 27
CFPB walks back on COVID appraisal flexibilities
But Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to extend options to avoid in-person appraisals
by Kelsey Ramírez Apr 2
Chase settles with Black homeowner over alleged discriminatory appraisal
Lender will pay the Chicago homeowner $50K and provide mandatory training to its employees on fair lending and appraisals
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 10
7 realities your buyers and sellers should prepare for in 2021
The real estate market boomed last year, as people sought more space, amenities and new jobs that required relocation. But what will 2021 look like? Here's what will likely change — or stay the same — this year
by Cara Ameer Jan 19