Does Home Maintenance Deter Millennials?

By |2022-01-20T07:52:43-05:00January 20th, 2022|NAR|

By Barbara Ballinger Millennials are buying houses—many for the first time—and in doing so they’re learning that houses require maintenance, which can often be pricey. These days, repairs can also be a challenge if the homeowners are not handy since contractors can be as scarce as the houses in some communities. Puronics, a Livermore, Calif.-based [...]

Lead Based Hazard Forms for Sales/Rentals

By |2022-01-14T12:32:28-05:00January 14th, 2022|Legal FAQs|

Reminder to alert/document/copy parties to their lead hazards information and duties. https://www.epa.gov/lead/real-estate-disclosures-about-potential-lead-hazards Recently, the Hotline has been getting several of the same types of questions on the lead forms section (c) initials and (d) initials. Buyers and Tenants getting the EPA pamphlet Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home should initial (d). So, (d) [...]

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6% Assessment Deal Closed – Remind Buyers ATI Filing Must Occur in January!

By |2022-01-13T14:18:35-05:00January 13th, 2022|Legal FAQs|

The deadline for filing the ATI Exemption Form for 6% assessment transactions which closed in the prior year is the end of January. Q. Why does SCR send members this ATI form reminder every year when legally, the REALTOR® has nothing to do with filing this ATI form? A. Because if the buyer fails to [...]

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NAR Publishes New Trademark Manual for Members

By |2022-01-11T11:01:04-05:00January 11th, 2022|Legal FAQs|

The term REALTOR® is a trademark and NAR requires adhering to their trademark rules so that the trademark remains legally owned by NAR and not in the public domain. In general, you can use the term REALTOR® with your member name. Contact the hotline for all trademark issues. 803-772-5206 or info https://cdn.nar.realtor/sites/default/files/documents/2021-membership-marks-manual-2021-12-23.pdf https://www.nar.realtor/videos/window-to-the-law/new-membership-marks-manual-for-the-realtor-trademark Posted by: [...]

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3 Reasons the Real Estate Market Could Change in 2022

By |2022-01-07T21:54:53-05:00January 7th, 2022|NAR|

By Hazel Emlen As we roll into the new year, one of the hottest topics nationwide continues to be the real estate market. It’s no surprise since 2020 and 2021 proved to be record-breaking years for real estate! Most people in the industry have been the busiest they’ve ever been. In describing the last two [...]

Millennial Movement in the Market

By |2021-12-29T03:05:56-05:00December 29th, 2021|NAR|

By Rogers Healy There’s a new generation ruling the housing market and it’s no longer the baby boomers. Forbes reports that about half of home buyers are under the age of 36, and about half of sellers are under the age of 41. And, according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2021 Profiles of Home [...]

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