Aug. 25, 2017

Study: FSBOs Aren't Saving Money

In what is perhaps the "most robust test yet" with the "largest sample ever tested," financial analytics firm Collateral Analytics has concluded that For Sale By Owner (FSBO) transactions achieve sales prices significantly below those achieved by sellers who hire a REALTOR.  

To reach their conclusion, Collateral Analytics used ...

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Jan. 9, 2017

Federal Housing Administraction (FHA) Reduces Annual Premiums

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce the annual premium that most borrowers pay on FHA loans by 25 basis points, or 0.25%.  

Like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, FHA doesn't make loans, but ...

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Nov. 9, 2016

Missouri Votes YES on Amendment 4: No Sales Taxes on Services





Yesterday, Missourians voted YES on Amendment 4, marking a huge victory for hard-working taxpayers.  Amendment 4 sought to amend the Missouri constitution to prohibit state and local governments from imposing any new sales tax or use tax on services.  A statewide coalition consisting of the National ...

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Oct. 10, 2016

The Role of a REALTOR®

To most consumers, the terms "real estate agent" and "realtor" are synonymous.  However, a closer look will tell a very different tale; the word "REALTOR®" is a technical term that means much more than "real estate agent."

A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® ("NAR ...

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