Real Estate

Real estate remains a wise investment

 
Many years ago, buying your first home used to be a rite of passage that usually coincided with starting a family. Your first home was not just a place to live; but was considered an investment…

The problems of mortgage fraud

Mortgage fraud may never go away, and frankly it seems as if the fraudsters are becoming increasingly creative and brazen. The 2014 LexisNexis 16th Annual Mortgage Fraud Report (lexisnexis.com) seems …

Love and the ‘boomerang’ home buyer

There is homeownership after a foreclosure or short sale. Home owners, who lost their homes to foreclosure or short sale during the housing downturn and recession, are apparently returning to the hous…

A giant mea culpa for NAR please

News about the D.A.N.G.E.R. Report is making the media rounds, but maybe the excitement is more hyperbole than news. And contrary to the recent hype, the D.A.N.G.E.R. Report is not a mea culpa by the …

Don’t waive the home inspection!

Don’t waive the home inspection! Like the 49ers seeking gold in California, real estate investors have flocked to D.C. in recent years to seek their fortunes. As home values rebounded, many distressed…

New closing rules and communication

Signed into law July 21st, 2010, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (aka Dodd – Frank) was intended to improve accountability and transparency in the financial system, to pr…