Closing Disclosure Statement: Time is of the essence

Closing Disclosure Statement: Time is of the essence

Sep 25, 2014 | Brett Woodburn, Esq.

Many real estate professionals know that buyers are supposed to get the HUD-1 Settlement Closing Disclosure Statement a few (three?) days before settlement, but that rarely happens.

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NFIP changes outlined and more to come

NFIP changes outlined and more to come

Sep 24, 2014 | Kim Shindle

Recent changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) could affect future transactions, according to Lisa Jones of Carolina Flood Solutions.

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Maintain a specific client list & manage regular communications

Maintain a specific client list & manage regular communications

Sep 23, 2014 | Kim Shindle

With a list of 150 people, Realtors® should be contacting seven to eight people per day, five days a week. The goal is to have four face-to-face meetings a year.

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Discuss safety procedures with clients

Discuss safety procedures with clients

Sep 22, 2014 | Kim Shindle

The nature of being a Realtor® puts them at risk, according to Tracey Hawkins, founder of Safety and Security Source.

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Board approves expanding local government affairs

Board approves expanding local government affairs

Sep 19, 2014 | Kathleen McQuilkin, CRS, CRP, CSP, GRI, SRES

All real estate is local and the same can be said about politics. A new pilot program to use field representatives to work with local associations to monitor local government issues will begin shortly.

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Just what is the CFPB?

Just what is the CFPB?

Sep 18, 2014 | Brett Woodburn, Esq.

Many of these changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) are coming from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

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