Monthly Archive:: April 2012

Court Side: Supreme Court Should Settle Contentious RESPA Issue

News Flash: On May 24, the Supreme Court decided in favor of NAR’s position on the Quicken case (discussed in this April 30 post). Here’s a link to the decision. Guidance from NAR will be forthcoming soon. Earlier this...
April 30, 2012

At the Bottom, but Maybe Not for Long

The Wall Street Journal today says the housing market nationally is bottoming out, the essential first step before it can start rising again. But the Journal is a little pessimistic that the upward bounce is coming any time soon....
April 30, 2012

An Artful Open House

Bender’s own artwork will be on display at his open house in Philadelphia By Wendy Cole, Managing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Is it an art show or an open house?  Brett Bender, a sales associate with Prudential Fox and Roach in Philadelphia, has...
April 23, 2012

Prices Up, Inventories Down

Existing-home sales last month were down slightly but they remain at about a 4.6 million level, as they have since January, so if that level holds for the remainder of the year we could see a strong 2012, NAR...
April 19, 2012

Avoid Destruction, Be Disruptive

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine During the early 20th Century, economist Joseph Schumpeter popularized the concept of “creative destruction,” which refers to the upheaval of old processes and technologies and their replacement by more innovative ones. The...
April 12, 2012

RETSO Preview: Working Toward a Better Syndication Solution

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Brad Nix, producer of RETSO, the event formally known as RE TechSouth, believes that innovation is driven forward by “doers,” the people who are willing to experiment with new technologies and figure...
April 11, 2012