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Condominium Mailing Lists Are Public Documents
We have asked our management company for a copy of the mailing list of all unit owners, so we can send a position paper to everyone. However, we have just been informed that our Board has instructed management not to make this list available to anyone. What can we do?
HOA Meetings By Design
Meetings are the venues wherein homeowner association business decisions are made. Since these meetings are usually infrequent, the importance of the decisions made cannot be understated. However, some HOAs are decision challenged because of the following:
Real estate agent hosting open house robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco
For many real estate agents, open houses remain an integral part of day-to-day business and their overall success in this industry. But, as one San Francisco agent discovered firsthand over the weekend, open houses also leave agents vulnerable to criminals who see these marketing events as opportune moments to prey on unsuspecting victims ...
Bombing suspect dead, Austin real estate community remains vigilant
The jarring news brought some relief to the anxiety permeating the Texas capital, where residents were on high alert for more bombings. Austin police said Conditt was thought to be behind all the attacks -- four package bomb explosions and one tripwire bombing, plus the explosion that took his life ...
E-signature giant DocuSign reportedly gearing up to go public
The company behind the digital signature frequently used in real estate may open itself up to shareholders in the next six months ...
Skyrocketing home prices are driving up homelessness rate, study finds
As home prices continue to ascend, many aspiring buyers are priced out of homeownership -- or as one study found, priced out of having a home at all. The DataFace, a San Francisco-based data agency, combed through the pages of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) latest Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) and found that eight of the 10 states with the highest homelessness rates also have the nation's highest median home prices ...
Fed announces rate hike, mortgages already on the rise
In a widely anticipated move, newly appointed Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday announced a modest benchmark interest rate hike of between 1.5 percent and 1.75 percent amidst continued optimism over economic growth in ...
Real estate daily market update: March 21, 2018
All the latest real estate market news ...
ICNY 18 Data: The race is on for MLSs to solve broker pain points
"... if MLSs [multiple listing services] work together to coincide everything with data delivery then it's just going to be easier for all of us because we can market the same," said Rebecca Jensen, president and CEO at Midwest Real Estate Data, onstage at Inman Connect New York ...
ICNY 18 Data: What you need to know about net neutrality
"For Redfin, if it hadn't been for net neutrality, we couldn't have gone from a startup to a public company," said Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson. "It was an essential part of bringing our technology from the small scale to a big scale, and now we feel a responsibility to make sure that dominant players don't dominate the real estate market." ...
ICNY 18 Data: How MLSs might run afoul of federal regulators
Did you get into real estate because you wanted to own data? No -- you likely got into it because you wanted to help people, and people are best served when they have the ability to search unlimited data for information. This is what Daniel Castro, director at the Center for Data Innovation, explained onstage at Inman Connect New York ...
Existing-home sales rebound, up 3 percent in February
“A big jump in existing sales in the South and West last month helped the housing market recover from a two-month sales slump,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist with NAR, during a web seminar Wednesday. “The very healthy U.S. economy and labor market are creating a sizable interest in buying a home in early 2018. However, even as seasonal inventory gains helped boost sales last month, home prices, especially in the West, shot up considerably.” ...