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2024 USPAP: Nondiscrimination Enhancements to the ETHICS RULE

2024-01-23T16:23:20-05:00February 21st, 2024|Categories: Appraisal, Approved Continuing Education|Tags: |

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, 2024 USPAP have tirelessly formulated and enforced the ethical and performance mandates for US appraisers over the years. Amidst rising concerns over the ambiguous language perceived to facilitate discrimination. The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) has taken decisive steps to rectify this. This blog post offers a detailed examination of the revised ETHICS RULE, specifically the Nondiscrimination section, and outlines its implications for the 2024 USPAP The Revised Nondiscrimination of the ETHICS RULE Recent years have shed light on the alleged discriminatory practices in appraisals. Propelling the ASB to meticulously modify the ETHICS RULE [...]

Your Home Inspection Business: A Guide to Protect Your Livelihood

2024-01-23T19:37:42-05:00February 17th, 2024|Categories: Home Inspection, Real Estate|Tags: , |

Your home inspection business can be as rewarding as it is challenging. As a hands-on venture, it is accompanied by its share of risks and liabilities. One potent way to safeguard your business against these unforeseen perils is to arm yourself with a robust insurance policy. In particular, the lack of Liability and Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance can be a dangerous gamble that could cost your home inspection business dearly. The purpose of this guide is to help you understand the importance of Liability and E&O insurance, as well as how to find the right coverage for your home [...]

Unpacking the NYS Internet Advertising Regulations for Real Estate

2024-01-23T14:24:35-05:00February 13th, 2024|Categories: Real Estate, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Salesperson|Tags: |

A significant shift in the real estate landscape has resulted from the New York State Department of State's recent move to adopt new advertising regulations for Real Estate. The regulatory changes primarily target real estate brokers who use lead generation platforms such as Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, among others. The main focus is to ensure enhanced clarity in disclosures, especially for those advertising on these popular property-search platforms. Overall. lets begin by unpacking the new NYS internet advertising regulations for Real Estate. Key Definitions Before delving into the regulations themselves, it is crucial to understand the jargon associated with them. Advertising [...]

Rising Above the Urban Jungle: Common Hurdles in NYC Real Estate

2024-01-19T09:02:17-05:00February 9th, 2024|Categories: Real Estate, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Salesperson|Tags: |

Navigating the intricate world of New York City’s real estate can be a daunting but rewarding experience. As you embark on your real estate journey in the city that never sleeps, you'll quickly realize that there are common hurdles in NYC real estate that demand your attention. These hurdles are more than just challenges; they're opportunities for growth and success. In this guide, The Manfred Real Estate Learning Center will explore three key challenges every investor should be well-prepared to tackle. So, whether you're a seasoned real estate enthusiast or a newcomer to property investment, fasten your seatbelt as we [...]

The Home Inspector Wish List

2024-01-18T10:29:14-05:00February 5th, 2024|Categories: Home Inspection, Real Estate|Tags: , |

A Real Estate licensee's job is to ease the process of buying or selling properties for their clients. One crucial part of this process is inspecting the home in question. Enter the home inspector: a real estate agent's silent partner, their magnifying glass into the quality, vitality, and potential of the property. But what does a Real Estate agent really look for in a home inspector? What qualities top their wish list? Let's dive in. Expertise & Certification When it comes to their chosen home inspector, real estate agents desire someone who is the absolute expert in their line of [...]

How to Get a Real Estate License in New York

2024-01-18T08:04:51-05:00February 1st, 2024|Categories: Choosing a Sponsoring Broker, Real Estate, Real Estate Salesperson|Tags: , |

If you're eager to explore a career in the bustling New York real estate market, you must obtain a Real Estate Salesperson License from the New York Department of State (NYDOS). This in-depth blog post will guide you through the crucial steps, covering the vital actions you need to take to become a licensed real estate agent and immerse yourself in New York's dynamic property landscape. Prerequisites for Becoming a Real Estate Agent in New York Before diving into the licensing process, ensure you meet the NYDOS prerequisites to qualify for the real estate salesperson course: Age Requirement: You must [...]

Ascend The Ladder of Continual Learning: NY Home Inspector

2024-01-19T09:10:35-05:00January 25th, 2024|Categories: Approved Continuing Education, Home Inspection, Membership|Tags: , , |

As we embrace 2024, there’s no better tune to hum than the rhythm of home inspector continual learning. Operating amidst the fast-paced world of New York real estate. Home Inspectors bear the mighty responsibility of unraveling the delicate threads that hold a property together. Seeking to fulfill the NYS Division of Licensing’s mandated 24 hours of Continuing Education (CE)? Look no further! The prestigious Manfred Real Estate Learning Center is your ultimate academic sanctuary. With a wide range of courses, we offer the most comprehensive curriculum for home inspector continual learning. Our instructors are all seasoned professionals who have been [...]

Riding the Tides of the Housing Market in 2024

2024-01-19T11:52:13-05:00January 21st, 2024|Categories: Appraisal|Tags: |

Riding the tides of the Housing Market in 2024. Picture this: after cresting the peak in the preceding years, the market surged downhill dramatically, with sales of pre-existing homes recording a precipitous drop of 19% year-over-year. Consequently, this market chill is reflected in the median home price. Which ascended to a notch of $387,600 in November 2023, a 4% rise from the preceding year, despite the stinging winds of turbulence. Furthermore, mortgage rates echoed the gale of instability, dipping and rising unpredictably. Culminating in an average of 6.9% in the fateful year of 2023, following a spike beyond the 7% [...]

Up Your Game As A Real Estate Appraiser

2024-02-09T08:00:22-05:00January 17th, 2024|Categories: Appraisal, Appraiser Assistant, Approved Continuing Education, Membership|Tags: , |

Sharpen your real estate appraiser skills like never before and welcome the new year with unparalleled know-how and insight. With New York State requiring a generous 28 hours of Continuing Education (CE) for Real Estate Appraisers, including everyone's favorites - the 7 hour USPAP Update and Fair Housing and Fair Lending topics, it's time to step up your game. Behold, Manfred Real Estate Learning Center! Manfred Real Estate Learning Center is the premier provider of real estate appraiser education in New York State. We offer a wide range of courses that will help you meet your CE requirements. Our instructors [...]

Turbocharge Your Real Estate Career in 2024

2024-02-09T07:59:28-05:00January 2nd, 2024|Categories: Continuing Education, Membership, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Salesperson|Tags: , , |

As a real estate professional in New York, you're likely already familiar with the 22.5 hours of Continuing Education (CE) required to keep your real estate career active. A new year is afoot, so why not ignite your career anew by becoming a Manfred Member? The Manfred Real Estate Learning Center is a comprehensive online learning platform. That provides you with the tools and resources to turbocharge your real estate career. With over 550 hours of CE courses, you can complete all of your required continuing education in one place. You'll also have access to a library of self-paced online [...]

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