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Top News Re/Max, Realogy execs back consumer access to accurate agent performance data Re/Max, Realogy execs back consumer access to accurate agent performance data Consumers should have access to agent performance data and ratings, if they can be delivered in an accurate and consistent manner, according to two prominent industry leaders — Re/Max Chairman and CEO Dave Liniger, and Realogy Franchise Group P... Real estate data licensing roadblocks entice illegal scraping Real estate data licensing roadblocks entice illegal scraping

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10 questions I asked when choosing an Agent Recently, my wife got the bug to move just because her brother was (I quickly killed that bug – we are NOT moving). I did however have a chance to interview 4 Real Estate agents. I quickly learned that they are not all created equal. I took some notes specifically for Dumb Little Man.

Newswire service for online press release distribution, social media releases, social media monitoring, online newsrooms, news release analytics and reporting Parsons Acquires Secure Mission Solutions PASADENA, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2014) - Parsons is pleased to announce that it has acquired Secure Mission Solutions, a premier provider of critical asset protection and cybersecurity...(more) California Civil Code Section 2923.5 Legal Research Home > California Laws > Civil Code > California Civil Code Section 2923.5 2923.5. (a) (1) A mortgage servicer, mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent may not record a notice of default pursuant to Section 2924 until both of the following: (A) Either 30 days after initial contact is made as required by paragraph (2) or 30 days after satisfying the due diligence requirements as described in subdivision (e). (B) The mortgage servicer complies with paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 2924.18, if the borrower has provided a complete application as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 2924.18. (2) A mortgage servicer shall contact the borrower in person or by telephone in order to assess the borrower's financial situation and explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure. Section: Speak with a Lawyer in California

Why Do People Become Redfin Agents? Big news! Redfin just published a video about why people become Redfin agents. I make a corny appearance at the beginning and the end, but mostly we just ask Redfin agents what they like about it here. And they respond in very genuine, and sometimes surprising, ways: Claim of "Wrongful Foreclosure" Takes a Rightful Hit in the Court of Appeal – Martindale March 14, 2011 Previously published on March 9, 2011 The economic downturn of the past three years has spawned a cottage industry of lawsuits against banks and other lienholders for “wrongful foreclosure.” Property owners are struggling to come up with legal grounds to push back against foreclosures, and creative lawyers have been able to come through with various theories typically based on technical deficiencies in the notices, improper party standing, and other attacks. The legal reports of court filings regularly list new suits grouped under this generic heading -- “wrongful foreclosure” -- as if the exercise of contractual lien rights is itself a civil wrong that demands compensation.

Document Checklist If a member of the household not listed on the loan is contributing to the household expenses, the non-borrower must also provide: If a member of the household who is not listed on the loan is contributing to the household expenses, the non-borrower must also provide: Request for Transcript of Tax Return (IRS Form 4506-T) Opens in a new window Non-Borrower Credit Authorization Form Opens in a new window Top Headlines Taking client funds may lead to an online warning The State Bar’s chief prosecutor has proposed placing a consumer alert on an attorney’s online profile page if he or she is charged with major misappropriation — taking more than $25,000 from one or more clients. The board of governors will consider seeking input on the proposal. Harsh words for court case management system The State Auditor says the court case management system (CCMS) has been plagued by mismanagement and put its price tag at $1.9 billion.

How to Export Contacts from Top Producer This article will provide information about exporting contacts from Top Producer CRM into a .csv (Comma Separated Value) file that can be edited and saved locally on your computer. A .csv file is a standard file format that can be viewed and edited by a spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel, and is commonly accepted as an import file by most 3rd party programs and services. Watch the Video

Three plans to reform bar governance are on the table By Nancy McCarthyStaff Writer Dueling proposals to reorganize the State Bar Board of Governors, ranging from shrinking the numbers to changing the selection process to adding more public members, will be under consideration early this month as a task force wrestles with a legislative mandate to enhance the bar’s public protection efforts. President Bill Hebert recommended eliminating six of 17 lawyer seats on the board and appointment of attorney members by the Supreme Court, a change that would mean California lawyers would no longer elect other lawyers to regulate them. No seats would be reserved for constituent groups, such as young lawyers, and appointment of the public members by the governor and the legislature would remain unchanged. Board members Jon Streeter of San Francisco and Angela Davis of Los Angeles floated a “hybrid” proposal to leave the board with its current 23 members, but 13 of 16 lawyers would be elected and three would be appointed by the Supreme Court.

How landlords can steer clear of bad tenants The following article is from Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine. Any landlord who has been involved in the real estate rental business for more than a few years has likely come across a tenant disaster, or at least knows somebody who has. One of the most common comments we hear from prospective, current, and former landlords relates to the headaches caused by accidentally renting to a bad tenant. The relationship between landlord and tenant is known to be rocky, at the very least, and disastrous or expensive in a worst-case situation.