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Ask the HOA Expert: Repercussions When A Board Throws Out A Member Decision
If member approval is required to do what you describe, the board must follow the dictates of the vote. If the vote was advisory only, the board could go a different direction but that clearly would invite well deserved challenge from the member majority who expressed their preference. Smart boards would not do such a thing.
Using Your Home's "Dead" Equity
It is my strong belief that homeowners -- of any age -- should make use of the equity they have gained from their real estate investments. As this column has suggested in the past, there are too many retired persons who are 'house rich and cash poor.' Hopefully, your house will appreciate in the future, and this appreciation will continue whether you have equity or not in the home. Thus, for all practical purposes, that equity is 'dead equity.'
Real estate daily market update: December 13, 2017
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Zenplace’s roving iPad kiosks allow agents to show rentals remotely
Zenplace is a Silicon Valley-based property management company that developed an automated apartment tour service allowing prospective tenants to see units without an agent physically present ...
5 holiday gift ideas for every kind of client
With the holiday’s right around the corner, gift shopping for family and friends can quickly become overwhelming. Throw gifts for clients into the mix, and you can find yourself at a complete loss for what to buy ...
5 things every real estate agent should know about bitcoin
Bitcoin has been front and center in the headlines over the past week. It's a cryptocurrency that exists purely in digital form and has been steadily gaining popularity since its inception in ...
Why you shouldn’t ask for pre-approval proof before a showing
You’ve probably heard this as often as I have. It was one of the first pieces of “advice” I received regarding working with homebuyers: “No mortgage pre-approval letter, no showings.” ...
It’s your move: 5 tips for placing a counter offer
When buyers find the home they've been looking for, they excitedly place an offer. However, sellers can always counter, and then negotiations start -- the buyers are hoping to lock down their dream house, and the sellers want top dollar for their home. ...
Here’s how NAR wants to fix tax reform
Now that Congressional lawmakers are in the midst of reconciling the different version of the tax reform bill, NAR is hoping that there is still time ...
Home values expected to rise 4.1% in 2018: Zillow
In 2017, home values on average went in only one direction: up -- and there's more growth yet to come ...
Connect/Reflect: Open your mind, spark your creativity
The members of Coldwell Banker’s Team Diva Real Estate from Seattle have built a solid business over the years using much of what they’ve learned and heard at Inman Connect. ...
Luxe one-room hotel in Copenhagen is a reimagined coal crane
The brainchild of visionary owner Klaus Kastbjerg and Arcgency’s architect/master builder Mads Møller, TheKrane is a one-room hotel for two that reflects Denmark’s less-is-more stance on luxury ...