BREAKING NEWS: HUD Suspends FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it suspended the reduction of Mortgage Insurance Premiums, effective immediately. HUD sent out an announcement just an hour after President Trump was sworn in on Friday, stating that the cuts have been suspended indefinitely. Read more on...

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Dubai, Abu Dhabi Primed for Progress in 2017

  UAE Market Report 2017 Having bravely negotiated a rather tough 2016, the real estate sectors of the two main emirates appear well-geared to make positive strides in the New Year. Despite the effects of global events such as Brexit, the US presidential elections and a continued liquidity...

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Tip for Leaving Feedback on Listings

Are You Doing All You Can Do? by Walter Sanford My goal in real estate was to leverage my time so that I was getting the maximum amount of income out of every exertion of energy.  I never liked showing property much, but I really wanted the listing.  In fact, I did whatever was ethical to become...

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5 Things You Should Never Say as a REALTOR®

By Brea Ballard, Realty ONE Group We’ve all spoken too soon without thinking. I can remember as a young child asking a fairly large woman if she was going to have a baby. I must have given my mother a heart attack at the grocery checkout line. Of course, my motives were pure, but it resulted in a...

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FHA Lowers Borrowers’ Mortgage Insurance Premiums

Lower costs are coming for homebuyers seeking a Federal Housing Administration-insured (FHA) mortgage. FHA announced that it’s cutting annual premiums for mortgage insurance from 0.85 percent to 0.60 percent, a move the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) says breathes new life into the...

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