Monthly Archive:: April 2011

$600 1099 Landlord Reporting Law Repealed

By Robert Freeedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In a little-noticed but important victory for REALTORS®, particularly those who help households and mom-and-pop owners of small rental properties, Congress this week passed legislation to repeal a short-sighted provision in small...
April 8, 2011

Wacky Real Estate News: A Lawn-Mowing Neighbor Out of Control, a Playground Penthouse, and Lingerie Models?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Need a laugh or a little amusement to add to your day? Check out this month’s wackiest real estate news at REALTOR® Magazine online. Among this month’s headlines: Police Tase Lawn-Mowing...

Protecting Real Estate in the New Political Order

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine After fighting real estate transfer tax proposals in their state legislature no fewer than eight times since 2001, REALTORS® in Montana joined with home owners, ranchers, and others to get a constitutional...
April 5, 2011

Will Inflation Help Housing?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Recent news stories have pointed out that increases in the value of commodities such as oil and food may lead to alarming levels of price inflation. At the same time, the cost...
April 5, 2011