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Real estate professionals and consumers often do not consider the risks of fraud in complicated real estate transactions, said attorney Jon Goodman in a session at the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Goodman shared several red flags real estate professionals should keep in mind during a transaction, and the steps agents can take to ensure transactions are secure.
Understanding recent buyer preferences and knowing where buyers may see the best return on their purchase can ensure real estate professions are providing irreplaceable value to help their clients achieve their goals.
Nearly nine in 10 Realtors® are independent contractors and typically don’t have access to traditional employer-provided benefits, such as retirement savings plans. To help them better secure their financial futures and reach their retirement savings goals, the NAR has selected Bank of America Merrill Lynch to develop a financial wellness program with customized benefits for members.
Commercial prices will plateau and may fall in large markets, but secondary markets will experience sustained demand and stable real estate prices, according to Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors® chief economist.
The Federal Housing Administration fills a critical need for millions of homebuyers every year, but more can be done to put FHA loans closer in reach for creditworthy buyers.