Director’s Corner ~ Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Director’s Corner ~ Commercial Real Estate Transactions

As a result of a brief discussion at the December 1, 2020 Real Estate Commission meeting, we thought it would be helpful to address concerns that the Commission is seeing with commercial real estate transactions. These concerns stem from not only consumer complaints,...
3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble

3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble

Home values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some voicing concern that we may be in another housing bubble like the one we experienced a little over a decade ago. Here are three...
The Latest Unemployment Rate Fell to 8.4%

The Latest Unemployment Rate Fell to 8.4%

Last Friday, the Bureau for Labor Statistics released their Employment Report for August 2020. The big surprise was that the unemployment rate fell to 8.4%, a full percent lower than what many analysts had forecasted earlier in the week. Though it is tough to look at...
What you should know about fair housing

What you should know about fair housing

Agents have to work to protect people from discriminatory practices and educate other professionals on the laws we have in place. So, here’s what you need to know about discrimination in the industry — plus the fair housing laws that prohibit it. Discrimination...