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How to handle buyer’s agent commissions when a seller won’t pay

Though relatively rare today, some agents foresee a future in which buyers are responsible for their agents' commissions. That could pose a challenge for buyers — though some agents have already figured out solutions.
Tags: Analysis, Chicago, Radio, Pennsylvania, Agent, Industry News, Closing Costs, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, Commissions, U.S. Department of Justice, Closings, Exp Realty, Buyers Tools, Leslie Ebersole


An Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated to make it harder for Biden to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, according to top experts

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden spoke about how his administration would respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist was designed to derail President-elect Joe Biden's plans to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, according to experts and former US diplomats. O...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Germany, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Analysis, Connecticut


The economic shock Brexit is about to unleash was a glaring omission from Rishi Sunak's Spending Review

Peter Byrne - WPA Pool/Getty Images The UK will leave the EU's trading rules in less than five weeks' time. With or without a trade deal with Brussels, Brexit will inflict a significant hit on the UK economy, the Office for Budget Responsibility said this week. No deal would reduce long-term output by 6%, it said. However, the cost and disruption that awaits the UK didn't feature in Rishi Sunak's Spending Review. The Chancellor and the rest of Boris Johnson's government are reluctant to t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Trends, Eu, European Union, Analysis, Theresa May, House Of Commons, WTO, Boris Johnson, Sky News, Johnson, Office for Budget Responsibility, Alex Chisholm, OBR


Yes, Trump can pardon himself — but it's a risky move that won't protect him from all prosecutions he could face

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pardoning a turkey named Corn in the White House Rose Garden on November 24, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images There is growing speculation that President Donald Trump could decide to issue himself a presidential pardon before leaving office in January, as a way to shield himself from future prosecution. On Wednesday, Trump from GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, which said that the president should pardon "everyone from himself, to his admin, to J...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Russia, US, Trends, Cnn, Analysis, Fbi, Gop, United States, Harvard University, News UK, Manhattan, Vox, Donald Trump


Elon Musk promoted coronavirus misinformation for months. Then his own infection kept him out of SpaceX's astronaut launch.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has repeatedly criticized coronavirus public-health measures. Susan Walsh/AP; NIH; Photo illustration by Business Insider Elon Musk has promoted unscientific ideas and misinformation about coronavirus case numbers and testing since March. But Musk tested positive for COVID-19 this month, which prevented him from attending SpaceX's landmark astronaut launch. Musk then reached out to an epidemiologist to help him understand PCR testing after months of ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Sweden, Washington Post, Berlin, US, Trends, Tweets, Tesla, Nasa, Analysis, Food And Drug Administration


Fox News is under a siege of its own making from Trump

President Donald Trump during a Fox News virtual town hall on May 3, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump has gone from a Fox News super fan to waging war against the network, encouraging his supporters to migrate over to more MAGA-friendly channels like Newsmax and One America News Network. After years of its primetime opinion hosts indulging Trump, Fox News is under a siege of their own making as they recognize Joe Biden as president-elect and increasingly challen...
Tags: Politics, Media, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Getty Images, Analysis, Fox, Fox News, Nielsen, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Tucker Carlson, NewsMax


Title fraud cases surge 31% in Q3

In addition to title fraud, a new report by FundingShield also noted a 90 percent increase in state licensing issues between the second and third quarters of 2020.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Cyber Security, Cybercrime, Radio, Agent, Wire Fraud, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Markets & Economy, Select, Housing Wire, Cyber Risk, Mortgage Industry, Fidelity National Financial, CertifID, Thomas Cronkright


Democrats are waiting out Trump's 'temper tantrum,' but there may be long-term consequences of the GOP's election subversion

President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on November 21, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images For the last three weeks, President Donald Trump has attempted to overturn the 2020 presidential race and Democrats have attempted to characterize his efforts as a sideshow.  Democrats' strategy of using public pressure seems to be working so far. The president announced on Monday evening that he'd allow "initial protocols" for the transition to begin.  But Trum...
Tags: Politics, News, Navy, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Earth, Analysis, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, General Services Administration, Ferguson, Michigan


6 crucial unanswered questions about AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine results

A lower initial dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, would mean double the number of vaccine doses available, once regulators approve it. VINCENZO PINTO/AFP via Getty Images For the third consecutive Monday, a drugmaker said its coronavirus vaccine candidate was successful in late-stage studies. AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford said their two-dose shot was effective at preventing COVID-19, according to preliminary results.  AstraZeneca's news follows similar announcements of suc...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, US, Trends, Getty Images, Analysis, Healthcare, Oxford, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Biotech, Afp, Pollard


Searches for homes in urban areas up 200% from last year: Redfin

With the largest annual increase for searches in urban areas so far this year, new data from Redfin released Tuesday suggests Americans haven't given up on cities just yet.
Tags: Lifestyle, Data, Analysis, Radio, Seattle, Suburbs, Redfin, Rural, Inventory, Urban Areas, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Home Sales, Pending Sales, City Living


Beyond the headlines: Median prices up 15.5% from last year

Looking for a little clarity on this week's news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner runs through NAR's October existing-home sales report and the uptick in price growth and sales.
Tags: Video, Housing, Opinion, Housing Market, Data, Analysis, Radio, Columns, Affordable Housing, NAR, Windermere Real Estate, Markets & Economy, Select, Matthew Gardner, COVID-19, President-elect Joe Biden


Low inventory and rising prices to continue in 2021: Homesnap

Based on an analysis of data from 2018 through 2020, Homesnap predicts homebuying demand will remain hot and inventory will continue to decline in 2021 — unless sellers can be enticed by rising prices and enter the market.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Predictive Analytics, Homebuying, Markets & Economy, Select, Home Prices, 2021, Homesnap, CoStar Group, Low Inventory, Competitive Market, Homebuyer Demand, Homeselling, Guy Wolcott


Vladimir Putin wasted no time in weaponizing Trump's election conspiracies to spread Russian propaganda

Vladimir Putin seen in Moscow, Russia, on September 28, 2020. Alexei Druzhinin\TASS via Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin has wasted no time in seizing on US President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about the 2020 election to boost Russia's strategic goals. In addition to saying he will not congratulate President-elect Joe Biden while claiming the results are not clear, Putin said the "problems in the US electoral system" mean the US doesn't have the right to criticize how ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, White House, Russia, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Ukraine, Analysis, United States, Nato


The 2 best days to buy a home are right around the corner

Attom Data Solutions examined 27 million single-family and condo sales over the past seven years and calculated the premium or discount paid on any given calendar day.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Tennessee, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Delaware, Homebuying, Best Time To Buy, Market value, Markets & Economy, ATTOM Data Solutions, Coronavirus Pandemic, Best Time To Buy A Home


Tucker Carlson was attacked by Trump supporters for questioning the outlandish claims of the president's lawyer Sidney Powell before she was fired

Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Tucker Carlson was attacked by Trump supporters and allies last week after he put one of the president's lawyers on blast for failing to provide evidence to back up her false voter fraud claims. That lawyer, Sidney Powell, has been pushing an outlandish conspiracy theory involving the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez launching a scheme to pay off election officials to use Dominion voting machines. Carlson invited Powell on his...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Analysis, Gop, United Kingdom, Ratings, Fox News, Cia, Donald Trump, Clinton, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Sidney Powell


'It's everything:' Here's how a pair of Senate races in Georgia in January could decide whether Congress enacts a $3.4 trillion stimulus plan

Democratic candidate for Senate Jon Ossoff, right, and Democratic candidate for Senate Raphael G Warnock, left, arrive before they speak to a crowd during a "Get Out the Early Vote" event at the SluttyVegan ATL restaurant on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Jonesboro, Ga. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson The shape and size of a stimulus plan is on the line in the Georgia runoffs on January 5. "It's everything," policy expert Heidi Schierholz said in an interview. A slim Democratic majority in the Senate ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Economy, Analysis, Democrats, Gop, House, Biden, Donald Trump, Perdue, Unemployment Insurance


Republicans will continue to cherry-pick examples of anti-conservative bias at Facebook and Twitter — but right-wing misinformation breaks more rules online

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., on November 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. Bill Clark-Pool/Getty Images Republican lawmakers have been using congressional hearings as an opportunity to grill the CEOs of tech companies whose online platforms, they allege, discriminate against conservative content. At Tuesday's virtual Senate hearing featuring Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, Republican lawmakers like Sen. Ted Cruz once again questioned the execs on random examples of what...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Politics, News, Washington, Senate, Politico, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Analysis


Trump's defeat by Joe Biden has triggered a huge wave of relief among the United States' European allies

Business Insider Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks one day after Americans voted in the presidential election, on November 04, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Joe Biden's defeat of Donald Trump caused widespread relief in European capitals. Berlin was particularly relieved after four years in which relations with the US badly deteriorated. However, Trump's legacy has accelerated trends in the transatlantic relationship which means that trans...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Obama, Washington, White House, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, US, America, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Analysis, Beijing


In chaotic times, Zillow becomes the solution to doomscrolling

People in 2020 are treating the ubiquitous real estate portal as part social network, part salve amid a global pandemic and geopolitical chaos.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Lifestyle, Analysis, Radio, New York Times, Agent, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Pandemic, Taylor Lorenz, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic


IBuyer market share set to drop by half in 2020: DelPrete

From a transaction volume standpoint, the pandemic of 2020 was not kind to iBuyers. Overall volumes and market share are set to drop by 50 percent compared to 2019, a reflection of the iBuyer business model coming to a complete standstill followed by a slow recovery.
Tags: Analysis, Data, Opinion, Select, Teams, Ibuyers, Ibuying, Mike Delprete, Opendoor, Transaction Volume, Zillow Offers


'Wonder Woman 1984' will stream the same day it hits theaters and could open the door for 'Black Widow' and other tentpole movies to follow

"Wonder Woman 1984" Warner Bros. "Wonder Woman 1984" will begin streaming on HBO Max for a month starting December 25, the same day it hits theaters where they are open. The move could push other studios to embrace streaming for tentpole movies, including Marvel's "Black Widow," as coronavirus cases surge throughout the US. A source familiar with Disney's thinking said that "everything is in consideration" for Disney Plus. Some analysts argue that this is the result of abnormal times, but ...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Analysis, Netflix, James Bond, Streaming, Amc Theatres, Warner Bros, Bond, Comscore


Rudy Giuliani's hair dye trickled down his face at a wild news conference where he quoted 'My Cousin Vinny' to support his claims about the election

Rudy Giuliani speaking at a news conference on November 19 in Philadelphia. AP Rudy Giuliani gave a bizarre press conference Thursday in which he quoted "My Cousin Vinny," floated unfounded conspiracy theories, and claimed President Donald Trump won an election that he decisively lost. In the middle of the press conference, Giuliani's hair dye started running down the side of his face. At one point, someone who was operating the Trump campaign's official feed of the press conference could ...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Democrats, Philadelphia, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


Here's why a stimulus package with $1,200 checks may not be passed until Biden takes office in January

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Alex Wong/Getty Images; Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Virus cases are surging, but odds of a coronavirus relief deal by the end of the year appear very slim. Republicans and Democrats fiercely disagree on the amount of spending needed to prop up struggling people and hard-hit businesses. Trump's refusal to concede the election to Biden has spilled over onto Capitol Hill and contributed to the gridlock. The arrival of more ...
Tags: Minnesota, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Georgia, Analysis, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Gop, United States, House, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Senate Appropriations Committee


Existing-home sales continue to rise for fifth consecutive month: NAR

Existing-home sales in October 2020 were up 4.3 percent from the previous month, and up 26.6 percent from one year ago, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Agent, Mortgage Rates, Inventory, NAR, Lawrence Yun, Markets & Economy, Select, Realtor.com, Home Prices, Danielle Hale, National Association of Realtors (NAR, Nar Existing Home Sales, Median Home Prices


Home sales experienced record gains in October: Redfin

Home sales shot up 24 percent in October from the previous year on a seasonally adjusted basis, the largest increase since Redfin began tracking the data in 2012.
Tags: New York City, San Francisco, Data, Analysis, Radio, Agent, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Newark, Kansas City, Memphis, Redfin, Honolulu, Allentown, Elgin, New Haven


The Supreme Court is running the clock on Trump's election lawsuits, experts say

In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump greets Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as Trump arrives to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Leah Millis/Pool via AP President Donald Trump has promised to go to the Supreme Court as part of his numerous legal challenges trying to claw back President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory. The Supreme Court doesn't seem interested. Pennsylvania's vote certification deadline is fast approachi...
Tags: Politics, New York, Supreme Court, Washington, White House, Time, Court, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, Analysis, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Philadelphia, Michigan


Low interest rates spur new high for mortgage originations

During the third quarter of 2020, 3.25 million mortgages were originated on residential properties, the highest level this figure has reached in 13 years.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Mortgage, Baltimore, Ann Arbor, Savannah, Springfield, Cedar Rapids, Sioux Falls, Visalia, Laredo, VA loans, Markets & Economy, Down Payment, ATTOM Data Solutions


How indies can take advantage of the same tools as franchises

Indie brokers should feel confident in expressing their needs to vendors when shopping around for different services. Putting in a bit more work when first establishing the relationship can pay off in the long run.
Tags: Marketing, Analysis, Radio, Mls, Zillow, Coaching, Vendors, Trulia, Website Design, Windermere Real Estate, Gordon Hawkins, Brokerage, Select, Mls Data, Homesnap, Franchise Fees


Trump's tweets have become increasingly impotent but his lies are getting bigger by the day

President Donald Trump departs after speaking about the 2020 U.S. presidential election results in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, November 5, 2020. Carlos Barria/Reuters President Donald Trump's lies-via-tweet have become more audacious since Election Day and his loss to President-elect Joe Biden. Trump continues to push baseless claims that Democrats rigged the election, among other disinformation, as he refuses to concede. But weeks have gone by and n...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Labor, Stanford, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Gop, Washington Dc, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Biden, Donald Trump, Abc News


Top 10 suburbs where you can get the biggest bang for your buck

These suburbs boast the best size-to-price ratio in the United States — where buyers can get more home for less, according to a new analysis by realtor.com released Monday.
Tags: Analysis, Lifestyle, Markets & Economy, News Brief, BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors Moorestown, Danielle Hale, Joseph Rivera, Realtor.com, Rose Mancuso Team Keller Williams Realty, Rosemary Mancuso



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