'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
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
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
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
South Dakota governor's daughter closes appraisal business amid nepotism claims
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's daughter Kassidy Peters has quit her appraisal job as state legislators investigate her mother for alleged 'abuse of power'
by Marian McPherson Nov 17
'Bias has no place in appraisal': Appraisal Institute president
Opinion
Appraisal Institute's president Rodman Schley is addressing unconscious bias, amping up diverse recruiting and partnering with others who are also working to do what is right
by Rodman Schley Nov 24
Power Buyers: What to know about real estate’s buzziest new buyer tools
The innovation wave has hit the buy-side, with Power Buyers emerging as this year's buzziest business model. Here's everything you need to know to power up your clients' purchasing prowess
by Marian McPherson Nov 29
Home value soars after Black couple 'erases' identity prior to appraisal
Tenisha Tate-Austin and Paul Austin filed suit against Janette Miller of Miller & Perotti Real Estate Appraisals, who they allege devalued their Sausalito, California, home based on race
Pros and cons of a cash deal on a home purchase or sale
While cash may be king in some markets, closing with greenbacks may not always be the best option for homebuyers or sellers
by Jenny Usaj Feb 9
Facade Flags Justice Department Building Washington DC
Janette Miller of Miller & Perotti Real Estate Appraisals in California argues that the Fair Housing Act doesn't apply to appraisers, but a federal regulator disagreed this week
by Andrea V. Brambila Feb 16
Appraisal ethics rule under review after federal scrutiny
The ethics rule in question, which some regulators argue doesn't clearly state that housing discrimination against protected classes is illegal, was contested by 8 federal agencies
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 11
TikTok or door-knock? 3 brokers on how agents can win big this spring
Corcoran affiliates Jason Karadus, Liane Jamason and Marilyn Carson share how old-school prospecting and high-level service are winning the day in a topsy-turvy market
by Marian McPherson Mar 17
Judge allows sale of troubled mega-mansion, concluding 10-year saga
Approved by a bankruptcy judge Monday, the $126M sales price for 'The One' caps a decade-long saga of construction delays and price overruns. Approval came over objections from creditors
by Taylor Anderson Mar 22
How to avoid being ambushed by a low appraisal
Opinion
Dealing with low appraisals takes skill and creativity. Do your best to make sure the appraisal comes in at the current purchase price and if not, be prepared to implement these strategies
by Bernice Ross Mar 30
NAR tech accelerator accepts 8 residential real estate startups
Perchwell, Fractional, Inspectify, Courted, Place, Reggora, Revive and Courted to get education, mentorship and networking opportunities in exchange for marketing fee and small equity stake
Property tax hikes slowed last year even as home sale prices soared
The average property tax bill rose by 1.8 percent in 2021. That's the lowest increase in years, despite record home price growth, according to a new report from Attom Data Solutions
by Daniel Houston Apr 14
HUD to 'punish' appraisers and lenders who discriminate
Shortly after the Biden administration announced its plan to end housing discrimination, HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge said the department is taking a more hardline approach to enforcement
by Marian McPherson Apr 22
How an appraisal gap guarantee can help you land a house
Opinion
In the current real estate market, buyers need to think outside the box to get a house they love. Here's how to head off issues with appraisals
by Bill Gassett May 2
May the 4th be with you: The best Star Wars real estate memes of 2022
In honor of that sacred day, Inman has rounded up some of the best real estate and Star Wars crossover-themed memes of the year
Americans know more about Kim Kardashian than homebuying
Nearly 90% of Americans know how many children Kim Kardashian has, but fewer than 33% know how to get pre-approved for a mortgage, according to a new survey from Zillow
by Marian McPherson Jun 17