Legal News Archive

An agent who never wants to work with a specific listing broker again gave a seller their honest assessment – and the broker filed an ethics complaint. How is it a violation to give a seller honest advice?

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Under a HUD consent order, a Fla. RV park owner will pay $45K and boost fair housing efforts after asking a transgender tenant to hide the transition in public areas.

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Studies find rent control is a short-term solution that creates long-term problems. Florida Realtors has filed a lawsuit against Orange County to block a proposal.

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The FTC alleges the iBuyer used “misleading and deceptive information,” and its sellers “made thousands of dollars less” than they could have via a traditional listing.

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U.S. housing discrimination has a long history, from redlining to VA loan policies. But if legal problems are solved, would an adequate housing supply do the rest?

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A very non-legal definition: U.S. antitrust laws ban competitors from forming an alliance and “ganging up” on other businesses. A town’s two dominant brokerages, for example, can’t try to run a new entrant out of town.

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Clients want to add a simple clause to a contract? It isn’t always simple. When parties add short clauses to their contracts, there can be pitfalls if the clause lacks detail.

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