In a sign of what may be to come, the real estate brokerage Redfin has halted iBuyer activity and canceled open houses across the country, as have numerous other Realtors in an effort to promote social distancing suggested by public health officials.
In 1957, Howard W. Hanna Jr. started Howard Hanna Real Estate Services with a single office in Pittsburgh using a modest dividend check.
Today, the business is the third-largest real estate company in the United States. President Duffy Hanna spoke to RESPA News about the company’s experience with affiliated businesses and RESPA compliance lessons they’ve gained in these affiliations over the years. Read on for Part III of our series on affiliated companies.
Nearly half of real estate agents report that homebuyer interest has changed because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
NAR’s Economic Pulse Flash Survey asked members questions about how the coronavirus outbreak, including the significant declines in stock market values and mortgage interest rates, has impacted home buyer and seller interest and behavior.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a lawsuit alleging a North Dakota company failed to design and construct multifamily residential properties to be accessible for people with disabilities.
The lawsuit states that significant physical accessibility barriers exist at 116 units constructed over a 15-year period, including excessive slopes to entrances and inadequate interior space to maneuver a wheelchair and inaccessible parking.
Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) have introduced S. 3533, the “Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic (SECURE) Notarization Act of 2020.” This bipartisan legislation permits immediate nationwide use of Remote Online Notarizations. Read on for more details.
In this uncertain time, it is important to ensure the safety of all employees, clients and consumers while still conducting closings. Read on for more on some of the safe closing practices your company can implement.
A bill to establish that the provision authorizing a mortgagor or grantor to refinance the indebtedness secured by a first mortgage or deed of trust without obtaining permission from the holder of a junior lien does not apply to government junior liens awaits the Maryland governor’s signature. Read on for more details.