Priscilla Nieto McDonald

Priscilla Nieto McDonald

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Should You Get Rid of PMI?

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Mon, 2021-07-26 05:05

You were likely able to snag a house with a lower down payment than the traditional 20% required, but that may have left you with private mortgage insurance (PMI). This type of insurance is designed to protect your mortgage lender in case you default on the loan. Typically, a homeowner who must purchase PMI is required to keep it until reaching 20% equity.

‘Upzoning’ in My Backyard? California Bill Won’t Turbocharge Home Building, Study Says

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Mon, 2021-07-26 05:03

(TNS)—A bill advancing through the California Legislature to allow for denser home building in single-family zones would be likely to produce an uptick in the state’s housing supply, but the so-called upzoning probably won’t cause mass redevelopment, according to a report published Wednesday.

The study by the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley offers the most detailed analysis yet of the potential effect of Senate Bill 9, designed to allow up to four homes on most single-family lots and spur the construction of badly needed new housing.

Realogy-Affiliated Agents Rank on AREAA A-List

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Mon, 2021-07-26 05:02

Realogy recently reported that its affiliated agents are represented more often than any other real estate company on the latest Asian Real Estate Association of America’s (AREAA) A-list, an annual list of the top producing agents and teams among its more than 17,000 members. Year over year, Realogy agents have earned placement among the top five spots in all four categories.

ERA Expands in California With CARLILE Affiliation

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Mon, 2021-07-26 05:01

ERA® Real Estate recently announced the affiliation of ERA CARLILE Realty Group. Founded in 2005 the company is headquartered in Sacramento, California, and serves Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Carmichael, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln, as well as other Northern California communities.

Kinlin Grover and Sister Firms Join Compass

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Mon, 2021-07-26 05:00

Above L to R: Jeffery Heighton, Regional President of Compass New England with Michael Schlott, President of the Randall Family of Companies (Kinlin Grover Compass, Randall Realtors Compass, Page Taft Compass).

Kinlin Grover Real Estate President Michael Schlott recently announced that Kinlin Grover—along with its sister firms in Rhode Island and Connecticut: Randall REALTORS® and Page Taft—is joining Compass.

8 new agent mistakes to avoid from the get-go

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Mon, 2021-07-26 04:00
So you've got your real estate license in hand — now what? Of course, finding a place to work and securing those first clients may seem like they should top your list, but there are a few other details newbies shouldn't neglect.

How to couch armchair expert advice

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Mon, 2021-07-26 04:00
Knowing how to combat misguided viewpoints with vetted knowledge and confidence is vital. Here are eight scenarios you are likely to encounter and how to contend with them.

Lesson Learned: Connect with your colleagues

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Mon, 2021-07-26 04:00
Find out how Florida agent Liz Hogan learned that it’s not just what you know, it’s often who you know that gets results.

5 secret ingredients to creating buyer loyalty

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Mon, 2021-07-26 04:00
Put these ingredients in place for every buyer lead you receive, and you’ll succeed with more ease and fewer headaches — while building that ever-elusive loyalty.

11 tips for crafting an offer that won’t get passed over

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Mon, 2021-07-26 03:32
To keep a leg up on the competition and help maximize your client’s chance of success, you need to make sure that your contract is error-free, clear and organized. Here are some best practices, plus common mistakes to avoid.
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