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Essential and Non-Essential Insurance

Over a 36+ year career in the real estate conveyancing industry, I’ve had a chance to see insurance products that change lives for the better and some that absolutely disappoint. What got me thinking about this today was this “perk” for buying “Lost Pet Insurance”: “Found Pet Travel Assistance — Covers up to $500 to…

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Dual Agency Hot Potato

Never underestimate the lobbying power of NAR (National Association of Realtors).   NAR managed to have the enforcement of the anti-dual agency rule postponed.   The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had planned to implement the new regulation 10-1-13 to help fight Fraud in Short Sales. “Dual Agency” is generally defined as one real estate…