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Polley Courses: ‘Ethics, Your Promise Of Professionalism; and What Lurks Beneath’

  • Ethics, Your Promise Of Professionalism This continuing education course addresses the specifics of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and ethical practices and decision making for real estate professionals. Additionally, this course may potentially be approvable for REALTORS® who wish to fulfill biennial Code of Ethics requirement from the National Association of REALTORS. […]

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  • Mortgage Fraud, Consumer Protection and Reverse Mortgages This course starts by taking a close look at mortgage fraud in real estate transactions, including the history of mortgage fraud and its impact on consumers. It examines participants in fraud cases, as well as the role of agencies in monitoring fraud. Then it identifies various types of […]

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  • There are lots of real estate-specific calculators available to web users. We’ve listed 15 we like best. Got a favorite yourself? Let us know.

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  • Prospective buyers should ensure the home of their dreams won’t become the nightmare of their wallet. One Realtor suggests looking for red flags that indicate problems.

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  • Can an average buyer with mortgage financing compete against another buyer’s all-cash deal? Often, no, but don’t give up! Here are six strategies to fight with.

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  • One-in-four 65-year-olds today will live past 90. It’s important to have a plan – one that includes real estate – for funding your retirement. Here are five starter tips.

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  • A New Jersey landscape designer says the land is her canvas, and plants are on her palette as she tries to create outdoor environments that meet client needs.

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  • They were up during 2012, according to a National Association of Realtors’ annual survey, in part because interested buyers with more money in their pockets found some good deals.

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  • Lighting your house is no minor expense. Changing your traditional incandescent light bulbs or compact fluorescent lamps to light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs will save energy and dollars off your electricity bill.

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  • NEW YORK NY – Home prices across 20 cities nationwide rose 4.3 percent during the 12 months ending in October (2012), as measured by the Case-Shiller Home Price Indices released Wednesday (Dec. 26, 2012), and that upbeat performance out-distanced analysts’ forecasts. Anticipated seasonal weakness did show up, however, as 12 of the 20 posted monthly […]

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