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May 2019 Existing-Home Sales

By |2019-06-21T14:03:28-05:00June 21st, 2019|NAR|

May 2019 Existing-Home Sales Housing market activity this May bounced back and rose 2.5% from April 2019, although May’s sales of existing homes fell 1.1% from May 2018.June 21, 2019By: Michael Hyman Powered by WPeMatico

April 2019 Housing Affordability Index

By |2019-06-14T09:19:14-05:00June 14th, 2019|NAR|

April 2019 Housing Affordability Index Nationally, housing affordability is down slightly from last month but up from a year ago. Mortgage rates were down from last month and a year ago.June 14, 2019By: Michael Hyman Powered by WPeMatico

We’re Half Way Through 2019: Time to Take Stock

By |2019-06-13T20:00:11-05:00June 13th, 2019|NAR|

By Matt Clements I love the start of summer. It’s baseball season! We’re in the top of the 4th, and by this time of the game (year), you likely have scored at least several times. Perhaps, you’ve already made more than 60% of your income for the year. Is that true? It’s very likely. June [...]

2019 SC General Assembly Helps with Service Animals and Support Animals in Housing

By |2019-06-13T15:49:33-05:00June 13th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

A SC new state law gives some guidance but this law is new and there may be future challenges to the law so always call the hotline and always recommend the landlord hire a law firm if the landlord or you want to prevent the animal. Always beware asking additional questions about the disability and [...]

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South Carolina REALTORS(R) partner with NAR in Amicus Brief Supporting AHPs

By |2019-06-12T10:55:37-05:00June 12th, 2019|Press|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Crist (803) 772-5206 South Carolina REALTORS® partner with NAR in Amicus Brief Supporting AHPs Joins other local Realtor® associations defending access to Association Health Plan coverage Columbia, SC (June 12, 2019) — The South Carolina REALTORS® have agreed to join the National Association of Realtors® amicus brief in defense of [...]

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Commercial Buyers Should Consider Filing a Protective Claim ASAP

By |2019-06-12T08:25:48-05:00June 12th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

SCR is supporting a commercial taxpayer lawsuit against the government which denied the commercial property tax valuation discount to a taxpayer based on the government's interpretation of the statute which the taxpayer's lawyers disagree was correct. (e.g. Nick's law, 25% discount). Commercial buyers who are in the same situation should obtain legal counsel asap and [...]

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Have a Voice: The Importance of Getting Involved With Your Local Association

By |2019-06-11T11:30:59-05:00June 11th, 2019|NAR|

By Rebecca Donatelli In my last blog post, “How to Deal When Your Plate is Full,” I discussed my best practices on balancing a busy schedule while still dominating the industry. One of the things that makes my plate “full”—which I believe every REALTOR® should have on their plates—is involvement in their local association. When [...]

Louisiana Brokerage Calls Cops on a Cash Buyer with Suspicious Asset Documentation

By |2019-06-10T14:25:24-05:00June 10th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

REALTOR® Safety. Trust that where there is smoke, there is likely fire. Red flags should raise suspicions and due diligence on people. Report suspicious activity to law enforcement. Create a rapport with local officials to get action on suspicious activity reports. https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/06/10/cops-agent-nab-fake-buyer-in-million-dollar-transaction?AdobeAnalytics= Posted by: Byron King on 06/10/19 (This information is only accurate as of [...]

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NAR on Protecting Yourself from Intellectual Property, Photograph, Video, Copyright online

By |2019-06-10T09:53:56-05:00June 10th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

Always get proper photo/video ownership rights or licensing rights in writing from your associated licensees, professional photographers, photographers, image owners. Never use photos/videos obtained online or from MLS listings or advertising without obtaining proper ownership rights or licensing rights in writing from the owner/licensee of the photographs or imaged. If in doubt, do not use [...]

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