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Is A Flat Fee Buyer’s Agent Commission Coming Soon?

Have you ever heard of a Flat Fee Buyer’s Agent Commission? Maybe soon you will. There are at least 3 big class-action lawsuits against Realtors claiming the fixed 2.5% buyer’s agent commission should not be paid for by the seller but instead the buyer should pay their own agent. Their argument is this would allow …

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Why Realtors Want To Keep The Buyer’s Agent Commission Higher

I read an article in a Real Estate publication that was titled “6 reasons NAR’s commission rules work”. It was an article that backs up why commissions should stay the same. There is a lawsuit that contends that buyers should pay their own agent commission. Currently, buyer’s agents are paid a fixed commission from the …

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Sold For $295,000 Over Asking

Asking $885,000 in Pearl City. Sold for $295,000 over asking. Realtor comments say there may be settlement issues. The value is in the land because the lot is 11,250 square feet with R-5 zoning so it could be subdivided and two new homes built. See this link for all the photos and details.

National Association of Realtors Please Stop Hiding Listings

Hey, National Association of Realtors. Please stop the MLSs from hiding Sold, Withdrawn, and Expired listings. This is information the buyers and sellers need to know to decide what is the right price for a property. Buyers can’t analyze comparables with no sold, withdrawn, and expired listings available for them to see. They are being …

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National Association of Realtors (NAR) sues Department of Justice (DOJ)!

Well, that is an interesting twist, normally it is the Department of Justice that files the lawsuits. Monday NAR sued the DOJ for investigating NAR. NAR says they filed “a petition to quash a request by the Department of Justice that reneges on the terms of a settlement agreement that was approved by the DOJ …

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Understanding CPRs on Oahu

Condominiums are a different type of ownership created in the 1960s of real property unlike subdivisions, which have been in existence for centuries. Hawaii is a leader in the development of condominium laws and has been used as a model by other states. The Condominium Property Regime (CPR) was known as the Horizontal Property Regime …

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